Evanston Literary Festival: Women of Mystery

Women of Mystery: A Conversation with Local Mystery Writers Susanna Calkins, Sharon Fiffer, and Patricia Skalka, moderated by Nina Barrett. Three local authors talk about the challenges, rewards, and range of mystery writing, and why there’s more to writing a mystery than just solving a crime. Each has invented a memorable detective figure. There’s Calkins’ Lucy Campion, a 17th-century chambermaid-turned-printer’s apprentice. Fiffer is the creator of eight novels about antiques picker and crime solver Jane Wheel, who hails from Kankakee. And Patricia Skalka’s hero, Dave Cubiak, solves murders in Wisconsin’s Door County.

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