Pictures from the BOSTON NOIR launch weekend
The place was packed for the Boston Book Festival. This is just one of the lines, on a day that was cold and rainy. We were waiting to hear Nicholas Negroponte discuss his "One Laptop Per Child" program.
Before the Boston Noir event got under way, there was a green room for us: I'm sitting on the left, Lynne Heitman on the right. Standing, left to right: Jim Fusilli, Brendan DuBois, Russ Aborn, and Dennis Lehane.
The auditorium was packed and the signing line went on forever, it seemed...
...but the Noiristes were up for it.
And then there was the cocktail party. You can see some of the folks from the New England Chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.
As if such a boffo event wasn't enough, the organizers of the Boston Book Festival gave us...
The Sunday event was at the Brattle Theatre. I was appropriately shod, of course.
After the introduction and the readings, we took Q and A. Left to right: Lynne, Jim, Dennis, me, and Russ.
And more signing. Both the audiences and my fellow panelists were really cool.
And did I mention the shoes? I only stress these because I spent most of last month in hiking boots and I wanted to get my girly-shoe card punched.
It's been an incredible pleasure to work with everyone at Akashic Books. It's an honor to be part of the collection. Thank you to everyone at the BBF and the Brattle Theatre.