Thursday: May 2, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 PM: Early Bird Registration

7:00 - 8:45 PM:  A special viewing of an episode of Murdoch Mysteries "One Minute to Murder" not previously aired in the US followed by a Q&A with award-winning author Maureen Jennings. *Ticketed Event (**SOLD OUT: Please email Shawn at to be added to the ticket wait list in the event of no-show ticket holders)

9:00 - 10:30 PM: A special viewing of "Murder in the Dark" the first two episodes of the new hit Acorn TV series The Queens of Mystery will be shown in the White Flint Amphitheater. *Ticketed Event (**SOLD OUT: Please email Shawn at to be added to the ticket wait list in the event of no-show ticket holders)

Friday: May 3, 2019

Friday Events:

8:00 - 5:00: Registration Open

9:00 - 9:30: Malice 101: An Introduction to Malice: Moderated by Judy Cater & Anne Murphy

9:30 - 9:45: Volunteers 101: Important Info for Attendees Who Want to Help During Malice

10:00 - 11:45: Malice Go Round: Author Speed Dating: Moderated by Jack Cater

12:00 - 12:50: A Little Spot of Poison. Luci Zahray, the Poison Lady, discusses the characteristics of a good poison. 

1:00 - 1:50: You've Got Fan Mail: Honored Guests Discuss Interesting and Fascinating Fan Mail: Donna Andrews, Chris Grabenstein, and Parnell Hall. Moderated by Verena Rose.

2:00 - 2:50: Make it Snappy: The Agatha Best Short Story Nominees: Leslie Budewitz, Susanna Calkins, Barb Goffman, Tara Laskowski, and Art Taylor. Moderated by Michael Bracken.

3:00 - 3:50: Simply the Best: The Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Nominees: Ellen Byron, Bruce Robert Coffin, Annette Dashofy, and Hank Phillippi Ryan. Moderated by Kristopher Zgorski.

4:00 - 4:50: Making History: The Agatha Best Historical Novel Nominees: L.A. Chandlar, Sujata Massey, Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), and Victoria Thompson. Moderated by Harriette Sackler.

5:00 - 5:30: Opening Ceremonies

7:30 - 9:00: Live Charity Auction Auctioneers: Donna Andrews & Christine Trent

9:00 - 10:00: Welcome Reception & Anthology Signing for Malice Domestic 14: Mystery Most Edible 

Authors in attendance: John Gregory Betancourt, Elizabeth Perona (Liz Dombrosky), Leslie Budewitz, Elizabeth Perona (Tony Perona), Lynne Ewing, Ang Pompano, Debra H. Goldstein, Verena Rose, Marni Graff, Harriette Sackler, Parnell Hall, Terry Shames, Kristin Kisska, Nancy Cole Silverman, Cynthia Kuhn, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Joan Long, Mark Thielman, Sharon Lynn, Victoria Thompson, Edith Maxwell, Christine Trent, M.A. Monnin, Gabriel Valjan, Rita Owen, Kate Willett, Josh Pachter Stacy Woodson

Saturday: May 4, 2019


Saturday Events:  

7:30 - 9:00: Sisters in Crime Breakfast (This is a ticketed event managed by Sisters in Crime)

8:00 - 5:00: Registration Open

9:00 - 9:50: Mystery Kids: The Agatha Children's/YA Novel Nominees: Cindy Callaghan and C.M. Surrisi. Moderated by Anne Murphy. 

10:00 - 10:50: Just the Facts, Ma'am: The Agatha Best Non-Ficton Nominees: Jane Cleland, Nancy J. Cohen, and Jane Ann Turzillo. Moderated by Judy Cater. 

11: 00 - 11:50: New Kids on the Block: The Agatha Best First Novel Nominees: Edwin Hill, Aimee Hix, Keenan Powell, and Shari Randall. Moderated by Shawn Reilly Simmons. 

10:00 - 11:50: Kensington Author Signings in the Ballroom: 

1:00:  Agatha Ballot Deadline.

1:00 - 1:50:  It's an Honor: Guest of Honor Donna Andrews is interviewed by Barb Goffman

4:00 - 4:50:  Interview of a Lifetime: Lifetime Achievement Honoree Parnell Hall is interviewed by Margaret Maron and Dorothy Cannell

7:00 - 9:30:  The Agatha Awards Banquet

Sunday: May 5, 2019

Sunday Events:

7:00 - 8:45:  Mystery Scene Magazine Presents The New Authors' Breakfast

8:00 - 1:00:  Registration Open

12:30 - 1:20:  A Toast to Chris Grabenstein with Jeff Cohen

1:30 - 2:30:  The Agatha Tea & Closing Ceremonies


Malice Domestic 31 Programming