FEBRUARY 4, 2023 -Homewood Library


SEE YOU IN 2024!

I would like to thank all of the authors listed to the left, and pictured above, for helping us to have another wonderful Murder in the Magic City. This was a really special year as we celebrated 20 years of our conference.

We will be back in 2024! Watch this space for more!

YAY! The pictures are ready at Shutterfly.  Click here to view them.


​Every year, Murder in the Magic City does a gift basket auction to raise money for charity.  The baskets contain gift items and one mystery novel--often, but not necessarily, by one of our guest authors.

In past years, we have given money to Adult Literacy causes and The Crime Lab Project.  Almost all of the baskets are put together by my extremely wonderful and talented mother-in-law, Lynda Fenton.  So  I let her pick the charity.  

This year will be donating to Chloe's Fund.

Debby Nelson and her husband Glen founded Chloe’s Fund in 2017 after the death of their beloved pet, Chloe.  Chloe had a life of love, travel and joy.  Sadly, she had diabetes and Cushing’s Disease for many years and finally her little body just couldn’t survive.  Unlike our beloved furry family members, most of the animals at shelters have had lives of sadness and neglect.  One of the greatest needs continues to be a medical fund for the animals in the shelter. 

Chloe’s Fund was formed to provide for the medical needs of Florence Shelter animals. They take donations from the public and will be the recipient of this year’s money raised from the silent auction. Chloe’s Fund provides medical care for the animals and ensures the donations are spent responsibly, wisely and carefully. To date, they have been able to help over 400 animals.  They pay for emergency visits as well as surgeries for sick and injured animals.  They have raised over $87,000 since the beginning.  They are a 501c-3 non-profit, and checks should be made to Florence Shelter with Chloe’s Fund as the memo. Chloe’s Fund is so grateful to everyone who participates.

The baskets will be on display and auctioned silently throughout the day at Murder in the Magic City.  They start at very affordable prices.  Please consider bidding and therefore donating to this extremely important cause.


Kelly Adamson

Don Bruns

Margaret Fenton

Julia Spencer-Fleming sends her apologies but she is snowed in in Maine and has to withdraw.

Lexi George (author/moderator)

Debra H. Goldstein

Greg Herren

Dean James

Joan K. Kennedy

Con Lehane

Bobby Mathews

Lucy Merrill

S.C. Merritt

J. Michael Orenduff

*Lissa Redmond sends her
regrets but has had to withdraw.

Linda Sands

Erica Spindler

Chris Swann

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