Local bookstore Book Passage holds its 17th annual Mystery Writers Conference this week, complete with panels on forensics and crime fighting. We talk to three practitioners about how to craft a suspenseful and realistic mystery -- and how to get it published.
Jacqueline Winspear, author of "The Mapping of Love and Death" and chair of the Book Passage mystery writing conference
Cara Black, author of "Murder in the Palais Royal," 10th in the Aimee Leduc series
Sheldon Siegel, author of "Judgment Day," sixth in his series of Mike Daley mysteries set in San Francisco