Crested Butte’s Murder in the Mountains Festival has teamed up with Aberdeen Scotland’s crime fiction festival, Granite Noir for a special event connecting the Valley with Scotland. Authors on both sides of the Atlantic join forces to debate the influence and importance of place in crime fiction and crime fictions festivals.

Bestselling, Colorado-based authors provide insights into the influence of classic North American landscapes in their work. Powerhouse mystery writer, Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 56 international best sellers featuring the West in genres that include mystery, thriller and science fiction. Barbara Nickless’ latest novel Dead Stop follows the search for a missing child that leads a courageous railway cop down a twisted trail of murder set in a Denver beset by a series of monsoon-like thunderstorms that threaten to flood the city.

In Aberdeen the writers focus on “the North” and joining the panel is bestselling Norwegian author Jørn Lier Horst. A former senior investigating officer, and recent winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel, Jørn will discuss The Katharina Codethe latest is his detective William Wisting series. And half American, half Norwegian, Alex Dahl whose latest book The Boy at the Door asks what happens when your perfect life is threatened by the arrival of a friendless eight-year-old boy.


Chaired by: Lesley Anne Rose in Aberdeen and Brooke MacMillan in Crested Butte
Where:  Kelley Hall Room 151; Western Colorado University (see directions below)
When:  February 23
Time:  10:30 am
Cost:  General Admission $15, with student ID $10

Western Colorado University
Kelley Hall Room 151
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison Colorado, 81231

Detailed Directons to Kelley Hall:

From HWY 50 in Gunnison

-Head East Towards Salida 

-Take left on to Adams St. (Note McDonalds on Corner)

-Take Right onto Georgia Ave (also known as Escalante Dr.)

     - Pass Quigley Hall and Hurst Hall on your left

-Use parking area just after Hurst Hall on the left

      -Kelley Hall is the building on the south end of the parking lot

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