The Light Side: Humorous and Cozy Mysteries

For those who like their crime with a little levity, the cozy or humorous mystery is the perfect entrée.  This panel of published authors including Susan Smily (panel leader), Gail Oust, Sharleen Rhinock, Robert Spiller, and Nancy West will discuss the lighter end of the mystery spectrum from a reader’s perspective, including what makes a humorous scene work and what makes it fall flat, and why humor in mysteries seems eternally popular.  Friday, August 24, 2012, 2:10-3:10 PM.  COMING AUGUST 2012 AT KILLER NASHVILLE.  Learn more at


About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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