It's not beach blanket bingo but Murder on the Beach. That's the theme of this year's Bouchercon, set in Long Beach, California, November 13-16.
Bouchercon is the Annual World Mystery Convention. It's named after Anthony Boucher, aka William Anthony Parker White. He was a writer, editor and critic. Some consider him the cornerstone of modern mystery analysis. Like the Olympics, the convention is bid on by different cities. The convention attracts major mystery authors and fans from across the globe.