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Murder, Mayhem, & Mystery

  • Presented By: Chesapeake Public Libraries
  • 801 Poindexter Street, Chesapeake, VA 23324
  • Phone: (757) 382-1985


Join us for mystery and mayhem. Solve a crime or test your whodunnit savvy as we honor the work of Agatha Christie - Queen of Crime and others through interactive seminars, book talks, games, and more.

Presentations (Meeting Room)
10:30 AM - Raymond Jones (WHRO radio host): “The Golden Age of Mystery” 
11:30 AM - Det. James Thomas (Chesapeake Police Department): “Chilling Truths: Cold Case Investigation Unveiled” 
1:00 PM - Robert Hitchings (Norfolk County Historical Society): “Ghosts of Chesapeake & Norfolk: Things that go Bump in the Night.” 
2:00 PM - Mike Andruczyk (Virginia Extension Service): “Agatha and Beyond: Plants that Murder!” 
3:00 PM - Discussion Panel: "Agatha Christie: Queen of Crime", Authors - Sheryl Jordan, Teresa Inge, & Michael Rigg| Moderator: Publisher James Hill, RockHill Publishing LLC.
4:00 PM - Kanopy Film: “And Then There Were None.”

Workshops (Conference Room)
10:45 AM - Author Heather Weidner: “Websites, Newsletters, Social Media, Oh My – Book Marketing 101”  
12:45 PM - Author Allie Marie: “Writing Mistakes New Authors Make” 
1:45 PM - Author Teresa Inge: “An Author’s Guide to Write. Promote. Sell.” 

Book Talks (Open Area) 1:00 - 1:30 PM, 2:00 - 2:30 PM, 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Authors can sign up at the event to present 15-minute book talks. Visuals are permitted. Presentations must be family-friendly and mystery-focused.

Mystery Trivia Café (Cafe' Seating Area) 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 - 2:00 PM, 2:30 - 3:00 PM 
Test your mystery trivia knowledge in the company of like-minded whodunit enthusiasts. Play as an individual or as a team of 2-4 for mystery prizes and bragging rights.

Strike a Pose! If you see a Miss Marple impersonator, ask if she'll pose for a cellphone photo with you.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Chesapeake Public Libraries
  • Dates: May 11, 2024
  • Location: South Norfolk Memorial Library
  • Address: 801 Poindexter Street, Chesapeake, VA 23324
  • Phone: (757) 382-1985
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public