The 2008 International Mystery Writers' Festival -- which will honor Mary Higgins Clark as "First Lady of Mystery 2008" -- has announced the 2008 Discovering New Mysteries finalists. These fully staged productions will play alongside the U.S. premiere of Agatha Christie's lost play, Chimneys, and the world premiere of Edgar-winning Stuart Kaminsky's new Sherlock Holmes' play, The Final Toast.
The finalists: Cell, by Judy Klass; Flemming: An American Thriller, by Sam Bobrick; Someone to Care For, by Christie Hall; The Last Appointment, by Donald C. Drake; The Third Rule, by Dan Aibel. IMWF's Wide-Screen Audio Live performances, performed onstage like an old-time radio show, will include plays by Ray Bradbury, Rupert Holmes, Lee Goldberg, and Robert S. Levinson, among others.
The festival takes place June 12-22 in Owensboro, Kentucky. Full list of events at the official site.
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