Articles tagged "Carolyn Haines"

Thriller Thursday (5/18/17 Edition)

Terrific true crime, a debut about frenemies, and the next entry in a Southern cozy series are today’s #ThrillerThursday picks:

THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
A June 2017 Indie Next pick and one of Buzzfeed’s “31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring” with three starred reviews! “In this haunting hybrid of memoir and true crime account, Marzano-Lesnevich describes how a law school internship set her on a collision course with Ricky Langley, a pedophile and murderer, forcing her to contend with past trauma and preexisting prejudice. Her writing is remarkably evocative and taut with suspense, with a level of nuance that sets this effort apart from other true crime accounts.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND by Michele Campbell
A suspenseful debut novel about the troubled friendship among three women and the aftermath when one of them is found dead. “Demonstrating diabolical plotting chops and an ability to convincingly conjure settings, Campbell crafts a twisty page-turner…” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (5/19/16 Edition)

thrillerthursdayThese new #ThrillerThursday mysteries will have you raving (in a good way):

BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
In her 19th adventure, Anna Pigeon has taken over as acting chief ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, where she must help her friend’s daughter, who is an unfortunate victim of cyber-bullying and stalking. “As in the previous mysteries, a dramatic landscape is a major presence. An aging Anna is becoming less of a superwoman, and making room for other characters. The book’s release is well timed for this year’s National Park Service centennial celebration.” — Library Journal, starred review

MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell
Two stars for this “engrossing look behind the headlines of notorious homicides” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from one of the world’s most celebrated medical examiners. “Fans of the TV shows CSI, Bones, or Quincy, M.E., will love this book.” — Booklist, starred review

THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda
One of Kaite Stover’s Booklist She Reads: “Global Women of Mystery” picks! “Making its U.S. debut, this Japanese best seller is finely tuned, with extreme twists and surprises. Honda has created a powerful protagonist in Lt. Himekawa, who will leave readers wanting more. This fun summer escapade will be savored by mystery and suspense readers.” — Library Journal, starred review

MERCY by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer
A riveting new medical thriller from the critically acclaimed novelists. “Ample, plausible twists combined with well-developed characters add up to a superior thriller that grapples with the ethics of euthanasia.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

TxLA 2016 — Wednesday Events

We hope you got your tickets early for these two great events today:

Opening Author Session
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar St. | Lanier Grand Ballroom ABC, level 4
Tickets required

Unfortunately due to the #HoustonFlood, Carolyn Haines is not able to attend this luncheon event with two-time Grammy winner Rita Coolidge and acclaimed writer Laura Lippman. However, attendees will still receive a copy of Haines’s latest Sarah Booth Delaney mystery, BONE TO BE WILD.

Texas Tea: Meet and Greet with YA Authors
4:00-5:20pm
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar St. | Ballroom of Americas ABC, level 2
Tickets required

Join us for the fifth annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including David Levithan (YOU KNOW ME WELL). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and cookies.

Make sure to come by the Macmillan Adult booth #1544 for free books & personal readers’ advisory recommendations from Talia & Anne!

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Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2016 (Booth #1544)

YEEHAW! We can’t wait to spend springtime with you in Houston at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference next month! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1544 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Wednesday, April 20

Opening Author Session with Carolyn Haines
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar St. | Lanier Grand Ballroom ABC, level 4
Tickets required*

Powerful women telling stories: now that’s a true feast of narrative and performance talent. Two-time Grammy winner Rita Coolidge and acclaimed writers Laura Lippman and Carolyn Haines (ROCK-A-BYE BONES) discuss their recent works, life, and creative inspiration. Enjoy a fun and thought-provoking luncheon with a book signing to follow.

*Tickets are $40 and must be purchased by Friday, April 8, through pre-registration.

Texas Tea: Meet and Greet with YA Authors
4:00-5:20pm
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar St. | Ballroom of Americas ABC, level 2
Tickets required*

Join us for the fifth annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including David Levithan (YOU KNOW ME WELL). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and cookies.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Friday, April 8, through pre-registration.

Thursday, April 21

In-booth signing with David Levithan
11:00am-12:00 noon
George R. Brown Convention Center | Booth #1544

David Levithan will sign complimentary copies of his YA novel, YOU KNOW ME WELL. Quantities are limited. Librarians only, please.

Friday, April 22

Talia + Anne - cats pajamas editBook Buzz: The New Books Are Coming
8:00-9:50am
George R. Brown Convention Center | Room 370 A-F

Come hear Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this popular annual book buzz featuring representatives from several publishing houses.

Can’t be there in person? Follow the action on Twitter at @TxLA and #txla16.

Thriller Thursday (5/22/14 Edition)

It's gray and gloomy here today—in other words, perfect weather to stay in this #ThrillerThursday and read these books:

BOOTY BONES by Carolyn Haines
In Haines's latest “entertaining” (Booklist) Southern mystery, Sarah Booth Delaney and her fiancé, Graf, are looking forward to their romantic vacation. That is, until Sarah's asked to look into the murder of a treasure hunter.

THE STRANGER YOU KNOW by Jane Casey
Secrets from Maeve Kerrigan's colleague DI Josh Derwent's past come back to haunt him—and their latest investigation—in Casey's newest thrilling book in the series. “...the Maeve Kerrigan series [are] all solid police procedurals with exceptionally well-drawn characters whose relationships continue to develop in each entry. Derwent, a brilliant copper in Maeve’s eyes despite his numerous personality defects, serves as a foil and balance for her, and, with him at the center here, this novel attains further complexity in the interplay of the police-force members. Prime crime fiction.” — Booklist, starred review 

RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
In his final book, New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer brings his medical expertise to the forefront in a novel that brings our worst fears of hospital contamination to light. Can a doctor uncover the cure? “This exciting, fast-paced thriller culminates a successful writing career for Palmer, who, in October 2013, died unexpectedly at age 71. Palmer drew upon his own extensive expertise in emergency medicine for such best-selling novels as EXTREME MEASURES and THE FIRST PATIENT.” — Library Journal, starred review 

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Library Journal’s 2014 Mystery Preview

We loooove mysteries (the bloodier the better) and your patrons do, too! Our friend and Library Journal Mover & Shaker Kristi Chadwick recently wrote a mystery preview column for LJ and we're thrilled (pun intended) that it includes so many of our titles:

BAD COUNTRY by CB McKenzie
On sale November 4, 2014
The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, this Arizona-set debut mystery stars a Native American rodeo cowboy–turned–private investigator.

BOOTY BONES by Carolyn Haines
On sale May 20, 2014
In Haines's 14th charming Sarah Booth Delaney mystery, Sarah and her fiance Graf's island vacation goes disastrously awry when she's asked to solve the murder of a treasure-hunter.

BROADCHURCH by Erin Kelly
On sale September 2, 2014
This brilliant novelization of the hit television show Broadchurch follows Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as they search for a young boy's killer in a quiet British seaside town.

CRADLE TO GRAVE by Eleanor Kuhns
On sale June 17, 2014
In the next Will Rees mystery from Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America competition winner Kuhns, Rees is stunned to learn a Shaker friend of his has been accused of kidnapping and murder. 

FATAL ENQUIRY by Will Thomas
On sale May 13, 2014
Thomas is an Oklahoma librarian whose Barker & Llewellyn series, set in Victoria’s England, have won him a devoted following. His latest has the duo trying to figure out a reluctant ally's real motives.

FIVE by Ursula Archer
On sale December 9, 2014
Two Austrian detectives must investigate a series of murders committed by a killer who tattoos map coordinates on his victims in a twisted geocaching game. 

FROZEN DEAD by Bernard Minier
On sale August 12, 2014
A suspenseful and chilling murder mystery set in a high-security asylum for the criminally insane and the snowy mountains of the French Pyrénées.  

INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
On sale May 6, 2014
In Dahl's accomplished debut, young journalist Rebekah Roberts finds herself drawn into her mother's tight-knit world when she's assigned to cover the murder of an Hasidic Jew.

LAND OF SHADOWS by Rachel Howzell Hall
On sale June 10, 2014
Homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton tries to connect a teen’s death with her own sister’s disappearance.

MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by W. Bruce Cameron
On sale October 28, 2014
A repo man's ordinary life is turned upside down when he starts hearing the voice of a dead realtor in his head.

MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
On sale October 14, 2014
An exquisite seaside resort, an eccentric group of British aristocrats on holiday, and rich 1930s detail lay the setting for this fantastic Golden Age–style debut mystery by young librarian Weaver. 

WINK OF AN EYE by Lynn Chandler Willis
On sale November 18, 2014
The first woman to win the Minotaur Books/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition in over 10 years, Willis's debut features PI Gypsy Moran who gets roped into a case of murder and police corruption in Texas.

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