Mayhem in the Midlands
Mayhem in the Midlands is an annual crime fiction conference honoring and promoting the reading, writing, and publishing of mysteries, crime fiction, and thrillers.
Author Deborah Crombie is the 2010 Guest of Honor, with Marcia Talley serving as Toastmaster. Steve Hamilton is the Caroline Willner Special Guest.
- Registration: $100
- Student Rate: $50
- Day pass: $50
(conference sessions only)
- Gritty City Trolley Tour (5/27): $15
The Gritty City tour takes visitors through downtown Omaha, pointing out several historic locations, including the former site of Madame Anna Wilson’s home, The Brandeis Building, and the Paxton Hotel, all while highlighting the impact of noted individuals and events in Omaha’s sometimes turbulent history. The tour also includes mesmerizing stories of early Omaha’s “Sporting District” (a much-frequented row of prostitution and gambling houses), the scene of a reported “mob hit,” and even the Douglas County Courthouse, the site of a race riot that ranks as the most shameful incident in Omaha’s history.
- Sisters in Crime buffet (5/28): $20
- Mystery Dinner (5/29): $45