About The Writers' Police Academy - MurderCon

A Killer Conference for Writers

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MurderCon, presented by the Writers’ Police Academy, is a special training event for writers of all genres, with a specific focus on solving the crime of murder. It’s a unique juncture of fiction and fact at a major source of modern crime-scene investigation technology, Sirchie. 

Attendees receive the same instruction that’s offered to, and attended by, top homicide detectives and investigators from around the world. First-hand experience will provide writers with the tools needed to portray crime scene details realistically, and to share with their readers the experience of what it’s like to investigate a murder.

MurderCon’s incredibly detailed and cutting-edge workshops, taught by some of the world’s leading experts, has never been available to writers, anywhere.

Yes, MurderCon is a “Killer” event, and you’re invited to attend!

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Level Best Books

Well-regarded by readers and reviewers, stories published by Level Best have won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Derringer and Robert L. Fish Award for Best First Short Story presented at the Edgar® banquet. Level Best short stories have also been recognized as Best and Distinguished Mystery Stories by the editors of the Best American Mystery Stories series.

In addition to the Best New England Crime Stories, Level Best is the publisher of crime fiction anthologies from The Writers’ Police Academy and the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Level Best has also published themed anthologies on the subjects of Law Enforcement, Culinary Noir, Me Too short stories and, in addition to crime fiction anthologies, Level Best Books also publishes quality mystery, thriller, and crime fiction novels.

MurderCon is a rare opportunity for writers to participate in “for law enforcement eyes only” training in workshops taught by some of the world’s leading forensics and law enforcement experts.


This incredibly detailed, cutting-edge instruction has never before been available to writers, anywhere.


*Due to continuing COVID concerns and restrictions, we've elected to continue the virtual format in 2021. We do not want to place anyone's health in jeopardy. So we are bringing this spectacular event to you!

Lee and Denene Lofland

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