NOVEMBER 15, 2014: MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA, FLORIDA CHAPTER, LUNCHEON
GUEST SPEAKERS: Dirk Wyle and Rick Wymer
Program: “BETTER CRIMES THROUGH CHEMISTRY”
Why settle for the tired old guns and knives routine when you can create much better crimes through chemistry? Which poisons, drugs, and chemicals are best suited for your antagonist’s purposes? Does your perp have the victim’s confidence and is able to apply physical restraint? Must it be a real poison, or can you make up a name for it?
How they are administered.
How the body reacts to them and how fast.
Which are the easiest to detect? And which are the trickiest?
What poisons are overused in novels?
Discover the more unusual toxins that might let your bad guy get away with murder.
Dirk Wyle is a multi-published mystery/thriller author who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate degree was in Chemistry from Butler University. He spent 30 years as a biomedical researcher, medical school professor, and entrepreneur. He also invented a way to enable the conversion of general anesthetics into injectable form. His five-book series about Ben Candidi features a realistic freelance scientist. A sixth is due out in several months.
Rick Wymer graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Forensic Science, which included an internship at Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office. From 1978-1979, he worked for the Palm Beach Crime Lab as a toxicology assistant performing DUI testing, drug analysis, and Medical Examiner Toxicology. In 1979 he was back at the Dade County ME’s Office, working on diverse cases—the Freon tank-riding man, the drug dealer’s lady, dead on the door stop man, cocaine mules, and other high-profile cases. He currently works as a Medical Technologist in a private medical laboratory.
DATE: Saturday, November 15, 2014
TIME: 11:30—Social mingling; 12:00—Luncheon and Business Meeting
PROGRAM: 1:00—“Better Crimes Through Chemistry”
PLACE: Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Deerfield Beach Hilton), 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441 (east at Hillsboro Blvd exit from I-95.)
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website https://mwaflorida.org/events/monthly-meetings/#lunchmeet, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.
To reserve and pay via mail: email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MWA October Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Then write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter” and mail to Rick Wymer, 13900 Carlton Dr., Davie, FL 33330.
NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. WE WILL HAVE A HOLIDAY PARTY.