Mystery Author Panel

Date / Time

  • July 19, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


  • Admission to the Mystery Author Panel is included with general museum admission, but advance registration is encouraged.
  • Member admission is FREE. To reserve member tickets, please call 215-732-1600 x100 or email [email protected]


Local mystery and crime writers Dennis Tafoya, Merry Jones and Jon McGoran will talk about their writing process, what makes Philadelphia the perfect setting for a mystery, some of their favorite places where they (or their characters) have committed fictional murder, local crimes that have inspired them, and what led them all to lives of crime in the first place.

Merry Jones is the author of the popular Philadelphia-based Zoe Hayes mysteries, including The Nanny Murders, The River Killings, The Deadly Neighbors, and The Borrowed and Blue Murders. Her most recent book is Child’s Play.

Jon McGoran is the author of eight novels and numerous short stories, including the ecological thrillers Drift, Deadout, Dust Up, and Down to Zero. Writing as D. H. Dublin, he is the author of the forensic crime thrillers Freezer Burn, Blood Poison, and Body Trace.

Dennis Tafoya was born in Philadelphia and now lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the novels Dope Thief and The Wolves of Fairmount Park, as well as numerous short stories. His most recent book is Poor Boy’s Game.