At 3 p.m., We will continue our annual “Forensics Fest.”
Our speaker is Sgt. Shannon Laren of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, husband of our own Laurie Sullivan.
His talk will be about how to make sure the details of an investigation are accurate.
Laren has spent the past 14 years in Homicide finding the evidence to prove the truth by focusing on the details of the crime. Now after 32 years in law enforcement working for the LASD, he’s scheduled to retire at midnight on Feb. 27, 2018.
In the Homicide Bureau, Laren has investigated hundreds of murders, officer involved shootings, suicides, accidental deaths, industrial accidents which led to death, child deaths, natural deaths and suspicious deaths.
He has been involved in riots in jail and on the street, involved in multiple vehicle and foot pursuits, fights, vehicle accidents and several shootings. He has witnessed people being shot, stabbed, beaten and run over, and watched several of them take their last breaths. He has been stabbed, shot at and beaten on a few occasions.
At 2 p.m. we will have our readers forum.
Mystery Ink Events
Wednesday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. – Carola Dunn at Mystery Ink
Join us for a gathering and talk with the best-selling author of the Daisy Dalrymple series (SUPERFLUOUS WOMEN) and the Cornish Mysteries (BURIED IN THE COUNTRY)
Carola Dunn is the author of over 60 books, mostly set in England where she was born and raised. Her Daisy Dalrymple series is set in the 1920s; the 23rd book, THE CORPSE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE, will be out Spring 2018. Her latest Cornish mystery is BURIED IN THE COUNTRY. She has also written over 30 Regencies. After many years in Southern California, she now lives in Oregon with her dog Trillian, but often visits the grandkids in Carlsbad.
Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. to Noon – “Taking the Mystery Out of Writing Mysteries” with Dennis Palumbo at Mystery Ink
This FREE writers’ workshop is given by mystery writer and licensed psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo. Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Palumbo’s credits include the feature film My Favorite Year and being a staff writer for the ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter.
Palumbo also writes the acclaimed Daniel Rinaldi Mystery Series. The 5th book in the series, HEAD WOUNDS, has just been released.
Saturday, February 17, 12 p.m. – Nancy Boyarsky at Mystery Ink
Talk & Signing for her new book, THE BEQUEST.
In THE BEQUEST, Nicole Graves is struggling to balance work at L.A.’s most prestigious law firm and a long-distance romance with her English lover. Things go reeling with the murder of the firm’s in-house investigator. His mysterious wealth and his inexplicable bequest make Nicole a target for the police, the paparazzi, and the killer. This fast-paced mystery unravels against the backdrop of L.A. with its peculiar mix of balmy weather, the celebrity media and a corrupt power structure.
Mystery Events – Check each event for locations:
Sunday, January 28th, OC Sisters in Crime Forensics Fest
2:00 p.m. Forum with new president Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Wednesday, March 14th Literary Guild of Orange County Literary Salon
5:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. Annual author dinner at the Mile Square Park Banquet Center with authors: Michelle Gable, Nicole Mones, and Dawn Anahid MacKeen. For more information or to register visit: www.lgoc.com.