Today’s readers of “crime fiction” can enjoy so much more than the once-narrow range between pulp detective stories and heist procedurals. There are now murder cozies, urban fantasies, paranormal romances, serial-killer slashers, political thrillers, and philosophical novels of drug and refugee crises under this big tent—and all have some top-notch authors. An extraordinary author lineup, homegrown as well as distinguished visitors, is appearing at a pair of events this weekend. It’s the local answer to the nationwide phenomenon of “Noir at the Bar,” a literary gathering with a party atmosphere. Authors give readings, then casually schmooze with fans and the merely curious, at a watering hole. On Friday evening, Nov. 17, there’ll be one of these at Apollo Pizza in Richmond (9410 W. Broad St.), where author/raconteur Wesley Browne regularly holds court—this time he’ll have plenty of company. Louisville’s turn is on Saturday, at our 3rd Turn Brewing location. Possible participants at either or both nights: NY Times-lauded wunderkind S.A. Cosby, Appalachian-noir master David Joy, Shamus Award-winner James D.F. Hannah, and J.H. Markert.
Saturday, Nov. 183rd Turn Brewing
7 p.m. | Free