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Amateur Sleuths: Then vs. Now

            Throughout time, amateur sleuths have helped solve real crimes where police could not legally tread. How has their deduction skills changed over the years, in terms of resources, motives, and knowledge?

Joyce Tremel was a police secretary for ten years and more than once envisioned the demise of certain co-workers, but settled on writing to keep herself out of jail. She is the author of the award winning Brewing Trouble Mysteries and the Cider House Mysteries. As Joyce St. Anthony, she is the author of the historical Homefront News Mysteries set during WW2.

            Joyce Tremel/ Joyce St. Anthony - Author (Cozy)

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Joy Ann Ribar is an RV traveling author with Wisconsin roots, penning two mystery series: Deep Lakes Cozies and Bay Browning traditional mysteries. Joy's cocktail of careers as a newspaper reporter, paralegal, English teacher, and greenhouse technician inspire her plots, while Wisconsin's four seasons, friendly folks, and quirky customs color her fictional world.

            Joy Ann Ribar - Author (Folklore/Psychic)

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Kate Belli writes thriller, suspense and historical mystery. When not writing, she works as a professor or a yogi, depending on the day.

            Kate Belli - Author (Historical)

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Christine Trent is the author of the Lady of Ashes historical mystery series and several other historical novels. Her July 2024 release, Three Notch Safari, is the second in her latest series, The Heart of St. Mary’s County, set in her wonderfully history-rich home community of St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

            Christine Trent - Author (Contemporary)

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