Tuesday 14 October 2008

Back from Baltimore

I arrived back in the UK yesterday after a hectic week in Baltimore and the excitement and exhaustion associated with Bouchercon, the world’s biggest mystery convention. I caught up with some old friends and had the chance to meet some fascinating people for the first time. Over the next few days, I’ll be talking about some of them.

Baltimore is a city that I really liked and it benefited from being seen at its best. The weather was utterly perfect – sunny, but with the edge often taken off the heat by a pleasant breeze. Over the next few days, I’ll share a few of the hundreds of photos that I took.

Perhaps inevitably, there were one or two regrets and frustrations along the way. For instance, it was a shame to have so little time to talk to some of the very interesting people I met, and there were some people whom I only glimpsed across a crowded room or not at all. And by the time I was really getting into the swing of things – the moment had come to take the taxi back to the airport, and home. But I had a lot of fun, and I’m really glad I went.


mybillcrider said...

Glad we had a chance to meet, if only briefly.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Having an honest-to-God Dagger winner introduce himself to me was a highlight of my Bouchercon. Had the word chuffed not existed, someone would have had to invent it.
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Martin Edwards said...

Great to meet you guys, and I very much hope that next time we will have the chance of a longer chat.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Martin.
Looking forward to reading your posts.

Steve Steinbock said...

Martin, glad we had a chance to meet at Bouchercon. Having dinner with you Friday evening was one of the highlights for me.

Congrats to you and Ann Cleeves on the special honour being given you both. (I'm not sure I'm allowed to say more. You may have to come back to the States to kill me!)

I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Martin Edwards said...

Hi Steve - yes, it was a really good night and I was also delighted to meet your friends - hope they persuade you to accept high office!