- 6 years ago
MYSTERY FLORIDA started as the shared whim of a few men on Longboat Key who had three things in common: a love for tales of mystery and suspense, reverence for John D. Macdonald and The Liars Club, and all were devout customers of Lido Key indie bookseller, Circle Books. From that combination, a conference was developed. It would bring authors, fans and aspiring writers together in a forum that would explore technical structure, muse and craft. Circle Books would arrange an on-site sales kiosk. Writers would be honored for their talent. And any profits would go to support the literary programs of two independent libraries, Longboat Library and Tingley Memorial Library.