What Makes a Good Mystery?

Lesa Holstine holding her chocolate lab Hershey
Lesa Holstine and Hershey

 Join us via Zoom on February 17th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST as we learn from Raven Award recipient and Library Journal mystery reviewer Lesa Holstine. She’ll discuss what appeals to her as an avid reader, but keep in mind her comments are based on years of reading, reviewing, and discussion with other bloggers and reviewers.

Her popular blog Lesa’s Book Critiques just celebrated the 19th anniversary of Book Chats in January. On her interactive site, you find books she’s reviewed, ones she is anticipating, as well as an occasional give-away.

Lesa was a library manager/administrator for over 30 years in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and Indiana. She was Library Journal Mystery Reviewer of the Year in 2018, and, as mentioned above, the 2022 Raven Award recipient from Mystery Writers of America. She’s also been the recipient of the 2018 David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award from the Bouchercon Board, and was the winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award.

Lesa is a mystery columnist for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, and ReadertoReader.com, as well as the author of the “Mystery Fiction” chapter in Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (7th ed.).

For the Zoom link, please email BuckeyeCrimeWriters@gmail.com.

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