Do Deceive: The Art of the Unpredictable in Global Mysteries

Saturday Jun 04 2016   1:30 PM
Journeys Stage at the Osher Studio  2055 Center St, Berkeley, CA  map

Bloody murders, brutal suicides, bank robberies, and crime rings provide the thrill in the five masterful mysteries at the heart of this panel. From Stockholm to Paris to Taipei, things are not what they seem. Come hear how some of the world’s leading international mystery writers (Anders de la Motte, Kati Hiekkapelto, Ed Lin, Stefan Thunberg, and Antonin Varenne) draw on contemporary realities—from geopolitical oligarchies to the economics of immigration to the force of culture and tribe, family and otherwise—to bring not just menace, but meaning, to their work. This panel will be moderated by J. K. Dineen, author of High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco.

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J. K. DineenJ. K. Dineen is a metro reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he writes about real estate development, the waterfront, housing, neighborhoods, and land-use planning. He has also been a staff reporter at the San Francisco Business Times, The San Francisco Examiner, the New York Daily News, and a bunch of papers in his native Massachusetts. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

Photo Credit: Spencer Brown