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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Columbia Club adds new mystery section  to their library   
     Long-time Magna cum Murderer Marvin Metzgar
donated  his late wife, Gail's, substantial mystery book collection to the Columbia Club this past week. The books, over 200  linear feet of them, will be located in the 2nd  floor library and other special spots throughout the club, offering a mystery section year round for  members and for Magna cum Murderers during  our festival. In addition to a number of first edition novels,  reference books, and fiction, the   Metzgars included  all program books from Magna cum Murder  over the past 25 years, as well as several  mystery magazines, articles, and scrapbooks. Important  mystery novels of the latter half of the twentieth century, and the first part of the twenty-first century, are now at the  Columbia Club. We are so thrilled to share our love of  mystery with our host hotel, the Columbia Club, where a piece of Magna can now be there year round.
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
Rooms at the Columbia Club are now full. If you still need to make arrangements, the Hilton Garden Inn is offering a block of rooms for Magna cum Murderers until September 25 at the rate of $159 a night.  Guests may call 317-955-9700 and ask for the group rate for Magna cum Murder (Group Code MCM19).