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Hosted by the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop


An In-Person Event on

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

at 2:00 pm Eastern

This is a FREE event, however, reservations are required so that we can provide enough chairs and so forth for each attendee.

Join us on a wonderful Sunday afternoon as we hear from the following authors on their books, and/or a short reading from one of their novels. If you are interested in any of these authors' novels, please let us know by either stopping in during our business hours, giving us a phone call, or messaging us through the "contact us" page of this website.

More on the Authors...


is a former actor, one-time political consultant, and current mystery writer. Her books, which reviewers have praised as “worthy of Agatha Christie or Rex Stout” (Library Journal, starred review), have been named a Library Journal Best Crime Fiction of 2022, a Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2020, and a New York Times editor’s pick in June 2022. Katharine lives and writes in the mountains of Virginia in the company of her husband, children, and the many houseplants she keeps accidentally murdering.

Katharine Schellman

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The Authors' Books...

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Award-winning author Nancy Basile is known for writing characters who feel like friends and places that you want to visit. She dreamed of living on a house boat, floating up and down the Ohio River, and writing her own mystery books. Well, half of that dream has come true with the River Sutton Mysteries. (She realized the other half–living on a houseboat–might be uncomfortable and chilly to her middle-aged bones, anyway.) Although she lives in Amish Country, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children, she’ll always be a WV girl at heart.

Nancy Basile

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Leonard Getz is a CPA and retiree from the Internal Revenue Service. After retiring, he was a writer and researcher for the Middle East Forum. He's published numerous articles for the American Thinker, Daily Wire, Jewish News Syndicate, Philadelphia Bulletin, PJ Media, Jewish Exponent, Lifestyles Magazine, and others. He was a video interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Foundation and is the author of "Innocent Spouse," a finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Mystery in 2022.

Len Getz

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I wrote my first "book" at the age of nine. I punched holes in the hunt-and-peck typed pages, covered them with a laminated hand-illustrated posterboard and bound my book with gold round-headed fasteners. I hugged that homemade book to my chest, so proud of my accomplishment. I didn't complete another book until the age of fifty. It wasn't because I lacked passion. Or ideas, time or motivation.  I lacked life experience. But now, both wearied and buoyed by the years, I have the words.

Lizzie Qnert

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Kate Belli writes historical mysteries and contemporary thrillers. Fascinated by history from an early age, she earned a PhD in American art and has variously worked as an antiques appraiser, a museum curator and a college professor. Kate has lived all over, from Florence, Italy, to Brooklyn, New York, to the Deep South, to a cottage next to Monet’s gardens in Northern France. Today she lives and works in Central Pennsylvania with her husband and son.

Kate Belli

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