This year’s Bouchercon is slated to begin next Thursday, October 4, in Cleveland, Ohio, and run through Sunday the 7th.
On Friday night, October 5, the annual Shamus Awards Banquet--sponsored by the Private Eye Writers of America--is set to take place. Although it’s chiefly focused around the presentation of the Shamuses (click here for a full list of the 2012 nominees), the event also highlights, in general, the important contributions made to modern crime fiction by literary gumshoes, and is attended by authors, reviewers, and grateful members of the reading public.
Author and PWA founder Robert J. Randisi informs me that tickets--at $60 apiece--are still available for this banquet. E-mail him here to reserve a seat or obtain more information.