Here's a short pan around the auditorium at the Broward Library in Ft. Lauderdale. This was the next to the last event on my Hell's Bay book tour.
On the panel alongside me were Les Standiford (author of the Deal novels and recently The Last Train to Paradise and other wonderful historical works) and the ever smart and fiesty Barbara Parker (author of 13 legal mysteries set in south Florida, many with Suspicion in the title) and Oline Cogdill, the fantastic mystery reviewer of the Sun-Sentinel who acted as our moderator. That's Tara Zimmerman at the mike making the closing remarks.
We had a very interesting discussion about Hammett and Sam Spade and noir and lots of tangential issues. An attentive and engaged turnout.