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Thriller Fest

Bob wrote-produced-emceed the Annual ThrillerFest Awards show of the International Thriller Writers organization for a second year, with the highlight once again performances by the Killer Thriller Band comprising stellar mystery-thriller writers. These photos taken during the limited hours of rehearsal available prior to showtime at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York:

KTBand mainstay John Lescroart (right) and Dave Simms, who did double-duty as the band's bass player and music coordinator, with Bob (center).
Michael Palmer, who played congas, bongos, harmonized and took lead vocals on a specialty number he wrote for the show.
F. Paul Wilson, drums
John Lescroart, guitar
ITW Co-President David Morrell, who supplemented his time on the keyboard by stepping out as a vocalist on "Diane" (successfully defeating the hoarse throat that plagued him all week).
The KTBand's singing-dancing trio, the Killerettes, rehearse a spot with Michael Palmer and John Lescroart. From left: Heather Graham, Harley Jane Kozak, Alexandra Sokoloff, Michael and John.
A limited edition KTBand t-shirt on display by (from left): Heather Graham, ITW Co-President (and triangle virtuoso) Gayle Lynds, Robert S. Levinson, Harley Jane Kozak, Alex Sokolof...They're collectors items now, especially the very few signed by every band member.
Daniel Palmer (left), who wowed the SRO audience of 600 (as he did last year) with his vocals and harmonica gymnastics, working out a duet with John Lescroart
Jeffery Deaver, who made an unannounced guest appearances as a KTBand hopeful. double-checks scripted dialogue with Bob Levinson.
ITW Co-President Gayle Lynds picked up a tambourine and joined The Killerettes for one of their speciality numbers. From left: Gayle, Harley Jane Kozak, Heather Graham, Alex Sokoloff.
Bob took time away from rehearsals long enough to join one of the many panel presentations during ITW's ThrillerFest at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. From left: Bob, Joseph Finder, Christopher Reich, Susan Arnout Smith, Jon Land, Harley Jane Kozak.
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