Murder Mystery Party


Join us for the first ever Volumes Noir Murder Mystery Party. Along with Sisters in Crime and Chicago Review of Books, we bring you a Halloween night filled with food, drinks, trivia, sppoky stories and a full-fledged murder-mystery game!

Can you solve the crime with the help of these three authors? Lori Rader Day, Julia Fine, and Mary Robinette Kowal will be on hand to help solve along with you - and provide a dose of awesome, because these ladies are pretty great. 

The night will begin with trivia and food!

Your ticket includes a buffet of noir-worthy food & desserts!

The mystery game will unfold soon thereafter, where you, and all in attendance that night will work together (and apart) to find the murderer(s)! There will be riddles! There will be loads of fun!

There will be a costume contest for the best noir or literary mystery-ish character in attendance!

Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, was an Indie Next Pick and is a nominee for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Barry Award. She lives in Chicago.

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series, Ghost Talkers, and the Lady Astronaut duology. She’s a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary Robinette, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit

Julia Fine is the author of the 2018 debut What Should Be Wild. She teaches writing at DePaul University and is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s MFA program. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their son.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
The Day I Died: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062560292
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 11th, 2017

What Should Be Wild: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062684134
Published: Harper - May 8th, 2018

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The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765378385
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Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018