Ashland Mystery, 2004-2012

2011 April Henry, Writing and Publishing Crime Fiction, Carola Dunn, Simon Wood, Lisa Brackmann, Kelli Stanley, April Smith, Robert Arellano

2010 Cara Black, Christopher Rice, Tim Maleeny, Ann Parker, Bill Cameron, Aaron Elkins, Adam Woog

2009 Claire M. Johnson, Hailey Lind / Juliet Blackwell, Mark Coggins, Clare Langley-Hawthorne

2008 GM Ford, Skye Moody, John Straley, Gary Phillips, Cornelia Read, Morgan Hunt, David Corbett

2007 Cara Black, Rhys Bowen, Tim Wohlforth, Denise Hamilton, Stan Jones, Martin Limon

2006 Ron Lovell, Haila Williams Mysteries on Tape, John Sack, Thomas Mitcheltree, Cara Black, Kate Wilhelm, CF Button, Jacqueline Winspear, Phillip Margolin, Carola Dunn

2005 Librarian Detective Amy Blossom, Ann Livesay Sutton, Dean Ing, April Henry, Stephanie Kane Writing Workshop, Lorena McCourtney, Charlaine Harris, Meg Chittenden, Curt Colbert, Kit Sloane, JA Jance, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Alan Siporin, Shirley Tallman, Identity Theft with Detective Brett Johnson, Robert Arellano

2004 Carola Dunn, Steve Brewer, Carol McNair and Bob Devoe Host a Mystery Party, JA Jance, Donna Cohen on Botswana and Alexander McCall Smith, Nici Wanek State of Oregon Forensic Anthropologist, Ron Lovell

Ashland Mystery had a wonderful long run hosting dozens of nationally recognized, New York Times bestselling authors. Authors came for mystery and stayed for a Shakespeare, most arriving on Friday with a signing that evening at Bookwagon, our primary sponsor, followed by dinner in downtown Ashland thanks to Alex and Danielle Amarotico.

Saturday morning, the rvtv Noir crew assembled at the Rogue Valley Community Television studios where we filmed a half hour show with a rotating set of hosts, notably Maryann Mason and Ed Battistella and others, and a reading by the author. rvtv Noir aired in Southern Oregon on local community access television and was also broadcast on the web.

Saturday afternoons, the authors rested up or went out on the town, walking the Plaza, hiking in Lithia Park or wandering farther afield. That night was special, always choice seats at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Often local mystery fans would join the author for a Sunday morning brunch before sending the author on the way home.

As time and circumstances allowed, Ashland Mystery organized signings the length of I5 from Redding, California to Eugene, Oregon and in Klamath Falls.