Serial Crime: Writing Crime Fiction Series

Presented by Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop

Moderated by Author Matty Dalrymple


A Live Streaming Event on

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

at 3:00 pm

This is a FREE event however, reservations are required in order to receive the access code for this event.


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A limited number of signed book plates by Matty Dalrymple and James McCrone will be available from our shop, either in-store or through this website. They are on a first come, first serve basis. You can purchase a copy of either of the author's latest books by using the respective buttons.


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is the author of the Imogen Trager novels—Faithless Elector, Dark Network, and the NEW! Emergency Powers—“taut” and “gripping” political thrillers about a stolen presidency. His work, “Numbers Don’t Lie” also recently appeared in the 2020 short-story anthology Low Down Dirty Vote, vol. 2.  His next book, working title Bastard Verdict, is a noir political thriller set in Scotland.


He’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, Int’l Assoc. of Crime Writers, Int’l Thriller Writers, Philadelphia Dramatists’ Center and the Sisters in Crime network.  James has an MFA from the University of Washington. A Pacific Northwest native, he lives in South Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

James McCrone

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is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, SNAKES AND LADDERS, and THE IRON RING; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels THE SENSE OF DEATH, THE SENSE OF RECKONING, THE FALCON AND THE OWL, and A FURNACE FOR YOUR FOE; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts, including CLOSE THESE EYES and WRITE IN WATER. Matty lives with her husband and their dogs in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and enjoys vacationing on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and Sedona, Arizona, and these locations provide the settings for her work. Matty is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Brandywine Valley Writers Group

Matty Dalrymple

is the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series, as well as several other crime fiction titles. Her novels have been translated into several other languages. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and her Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Crime Writers Association. She is currently under contract to write a total of twenty Detective Josie Quinn novels. Book number ten in the series, BREATHE YOUR LAST, released on December 9, 2020 and debuted at number 1 on the Wall Street Journal’s Fiction eBook bestseller list. Book twelve in the series releases in August of 2021.

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