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Sisters in Crime New England Presents: We Are Not Making This Up

What’s the story behind the story? Hear how authors combine personal experiences and events ripped from the headlines to create compelling mysteries. From that first idea, to research and their daily writing schedule, authors discuss their creative process.


Please join us for an entertaining and interesting look at the world of mystery and true crime writing. Authors will have their books available for purchase after the program. Contact Mary Anne Quinn at or call 739-5440, ext. 4 for more information.


Presenters include True Crime Authors:

Maureen Boyle: An award-winning journalist Maureen Boyle is the author of two true-crime books: Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Serial Killer (2017) and The Ghost: The Murder of Police Chief Greg Adams and the Hunt for His Killer (2021).  She was named New England journalist of the year three times and has been honored for her work covering crime, drug issues and human-interest stories. She is currently the journalism program director at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.


Jan Brogan:  Jan Brogan is the author of the Agatha-nominated True Crime Book, The Combat Zone: Murder, Race and Boston's Struggle for Justice. A journalist for more than thirty years, she has worked as a correspondent for the Boston Globe, and a staff writer for the Worcester Telegram and the Providence Journal. She is also the award-winning  author of four mysteries.


Kate Flora: Flora's fascination with people's criminal tendencies began in the Maine Attorney General's Office. She is now the author of 24 books spanning many genres including crime fiction, true crime, memoir, and non-fiction. Flora's  been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Derringer awards, and is the winner of many other awards.


John Nardizzi: A "Mister in Crime", Nardizzi is a writer and investigator. Nardizzi's crime novels, The Burden Of Innocence and Telegraph Hill are based on his work on the Innocence Project cases he's investigated and have won praise for crackling dialogue and pithy observations of detective work. He speaks and writes about investigations in numerous settings, including World Association of Detectives, Lawyers Weekly, Pursuit Magazine and PI Magazine.

Event Details

Program Time: 
02:00pm - 03:30pm
Room Reservation: 
05/24/2022 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Category: 
Event Location: 
Name of Organization: 
Warwick Public Library
Contact Name: 
Mary Anne Quinn