Magna cum Murder

Crime Writing Festival


October 25-27, 2019 

The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN


Guest of Honor ~ Joe R. Lansdale

International Guest of Honor ~ Ruth Dudley Edwards

McM new logo Sponsored by 
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Magna cum Murder
Kathryn Kennison

Steering Committee
Amanda Lindsay
Ruthie Lucas
Mary McGhee
Audrey Musal
Elijah Spears
Diane Watters
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Nominees for the 2019 Edgar Awards
Nominees for the 2019 Edgar Awards have been announced and we are proud to see three Magna cum Murderers on the list. 

Nominated for Best First Novel by an American Author, was Bradley Harper's A Knife in the Fog.

Nominated for Best Paperback Original,
was Lori Rader-Day's  Under a Dark Sky .

And nominated for Best Short Story, was Val McDermid's  "Ancient and Modern" in Bloody Scotland.
Registration is Open
Registration for the 25th year of Magna cum Murder is now open. We are offering for the first time, a spouse meal option, to accommodate those supportive spouses who come to Magna. 
Columbia Club Rooms 2019
We received the reservation list for 2019 and rooms are almost full! If you plan to come to Magna XXV and want to stay at the Columbia Club, reserve your room NOW.