Mystery Loves Compay
202 S. Morris Street
Oxford MD 21654



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Oct. 11 (OXFORD) 4 pm – 6-pm Oxford Community Center is the location of the Annual Oxford Picket Fence Auction. Bid on your favorite fence while sipping wine and appetizers from our Oxford Restaurants. You can view all the fences around town in Oxford until October 11.

Oct.14 (CHEVY CHASE) 6 pm Mystery Writers of America dinner with David Ignatius. Contact MWA to reserve

Oct.18 (CAMBRIDGE) 6pm. Denizens of the Bar of Gold meet to discuss all things Sherlockian for dinner at the Cambridge Yacht Club.

October 20 (BALTIMORE) 6:30pm. Enoch Pratt Free Library. Deborah Crombie talks about and signs TO DWELL IN DARKNESS ($25.95). MLC will sell books.l

Oct 22 (Oxford) noon Robert Morris Inn is the site of a luncheon for Deborah Crombie for her new mystery TO DWELL IN DARKNESS. To have lunch with Deborah you must reserve by calling 410-226-0010 or emailing The menu is entrée (Salad topped with Grilled Chicken, Vegetarian Salad, or Pulled Pork Sandwich), dessert and beverage for $24.95 tax and tip included. Deb’s book will be available for purchase that day or pre-ordered by contacting the above phone number.

October 25 (OXFORD) 12 noon – 3 pm Anne Cleeland will sign her second Scotland Yard Mystery MURDER IN RETRIBUTION at our Oxford store. Please join us for tea and goodies.
  October 31 (OXFORD) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Trick or Treat with us at the store. Cider and cookies will be served

Nov 1 (COLUMBIA) 12 noon- 3 pm Howard County Library. 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter holds their Maryland holiday party with Chapter authors. More info later.

Nov 2 (OXFORD) 12 – 3 pm Donna Andrews signs her Christmas book THE NIGHTINGALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ($24.99) part of her Meg Langslow series at the store.

November 7 (OXFORD) 10 am Mystery Then and Now Book Club at the store. Please call the store for Book Club books and to RSVP as our book club is growing and space is limited.

November 8 (BALTIMORE) 10 am – 1pm. Enoch Pratt Free Library A Saturday with Sherlock Holmes.

Nov 15 (OXFORD) 10 am - 5 pm.  Model Boat and Nautical Fest at the Oxford Community Center. Mystery Loves Company will be selling nautical books and books about the Bay for adults and children. Admission free.

Dec 6 12 noon – 3 pm Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter holds their Virginia holiday party with Chapter authors. More info later


Dec 7 (OXFORD) 2-5pm Our third annual Jane Austen Christmas Tea. Dress in period costume and celebrate like Jane Austen did. Tickets are $5 and include tea, sweets and savories. Send an email to


January 30 (EASTON) 5-8pm Talbot County Public Library AMONG FRIENDS: SLEUTH, LIES AND ALIBIS. Join your favorite mystery characters for live performances, raffles, drinks and food donated by local restaurants for a fund raiser for the Talbot County Friends of the Library. Tickets are $50.00 each.















MLC Oxford


Welcome to Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, Your bookshop for Scribes of the Shore.

12.10.2013 Fun feature on MLC from  The Mysterious Case of Retirement of Kathy Harig

11.26.2013  New article In Praise of Independent Bookstores features MLC.

Read Sister-in-Crime's blog's posting about MLC.

bookshelves                book awards

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Kathy was the moderator on the panel for Dec 21, 2010 2nd Annual Science is Murder event at The Washington Academy of Sciences. Read the minutes.

Listen to recent WCEI interviews

Laura Lippman interview

Peter Imirie interview (To Touch the Wind)

Carol Rizzoli's HOUSE AT ROYAL OAK interview

Andy Nunoz and Ghosts of the Eastern Shore book


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