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Happy National Library Week 2018!

It’s National Library Week, and what better way to celebrate than with some of our favorite books by librarians, about libraries, or starring librarians:

DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
A September 2017 LibraryReads pick, Gen X-er librarian Spence’s book is a snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.

MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane
Murder? In the library?! It happens in Lehane’s 42nd Street Library mystery series starring crime fiction curator Raymond Ambler.

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
Swyler’s “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly) about a librarian who discovers a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations was a June 2015 LibraryReads pick and a Barnes & Noble 2015 Discover Great New Writers selection.

THE INFERNAL LIBRARY: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder
A compelling new history of “dictator literature” in the twentieth century, featuring the prose and poetry of Lenin, Hitler, Mao, and more.

MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
Librarian Weaver’s charming Golden Age debut introduced married couple/amateur sleuths Amory and Milo Ames and was an October 2014 LibraryReads pick. Look for book 5 in the series, AN ACT OF VILLAINY, coming this September 2018.

Plus, Patience & Fortitude are roaring about our New York Public Library Spring 2018 staff picks!

STARFIRE: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth

BAKING WITH KAFKA by Tom Gauld

DON’T GO by Lisa Scottoline

GHOSTS OF THE TSUNAMI: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry

THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig

A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi (Young Adult)

PLA 2018 – Thursday Events

Good morning, Philly! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events below and in the Macmillan Adult booth #1607!

LibraryReads / AAP “Best in Debut Authors” Panel 
10:45-11:45am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Nutter Theatre Room 114

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature five new authors.Unfortunately Amber Rae was snowed out, but you can still get a copy of her book, CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY.

Booklist’s “Wine, Cheese, and Murder” Reception
3:30-5:00pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1301

Mingle with authors including Con Lehane (MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM) during a wine and cheese party in the Booklist booth (#1301).  Lisa Scottoline (AFTER ANNA) and Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) are still snowed out but send their best regards to all.

AAP Children’s & Teen Author Speed Dating
5:15-6:15pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 103C
RSVP required, space is limited

Join several authors in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee. Table numbers will be issued at the event. readmoreremove

PLA 2018 – Wednesday Events

It’s the opening day of PLA! We hope you made it safely to Philadelphia before the snowstorm. If you missed it, here’s what Talia presented at the Booklist Book Buzz this morning. We look forward to seeing you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607 when exhibits open at 3:30pm and at these great events:

In-booth signing with Con Lehane
3:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Con Lehane will sign complimentary copies of his newest mystery, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM.

Library Journal Author Party
7:00-9:00pm
The African American Museum | 701 Arch St
RSVP required, space is limited

Join us at Library Journal‘s author party! Unfortunately New York Times bestselling mother & daughter duo Lisa Scottoline Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) couldn’t make it because of the snowstorm, but attendees can still enjoy delicious nibbles and mingle with writers. readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ PLA 2018 (Booth #1607)

We can’t wait to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607 and at all of our great events during the Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!
Wednesday, March 21

Book Buzz: Presented by Booklist
9:30-10:30am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Ballroom A

Get the inside scoop on some of the best upcoming books for adults from a panel of premier publisher representatives, including Talia Sherer.

In-booth signing with Con Lehane
3:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Con Lehane will sign complimentary copies of his newest mystery, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM.

Library Journal Author Party with Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
7:00-9:00pm
The African American Museum | 701 Arch St
RSVP required, space is limited

Join us at Library Journal‘s author party! Enjoy delicious nibbles and mingle with writers, including New York Times bestselling mother & daughter duo Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES).

RSVP here by Monday, March 12

Thursday, March 22

LibraryReads / AAP “Best in Debut Authors” featuring Amber Rae
10:45-11:45am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Nutter Theatre Room 114

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature five new authors including Amber Rae (CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY). A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Adrienne Young
3:30-5:00pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Adrienne Young will sign complimentary advance copies of her debut YA novel, SKY IN THE DEEP. readmoreremove

Libraries in the News

Woe to the person who says, “Libraries are dead.”

Remember back in October when the U.K.’s New York Observer columnist Andre Walker claimed no one goes to public libraries any more?

(It ended with Walker conceding, “Your sheer numbers have proved the point that libraries aren’t as unpopular as I believed this morning. Please stop replying. I surrender.”)

Our own Con Lehane wrote an op ed in Huffington Post about libraries and privacy issues.

In my most recent book, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM, one of the characters, a librarian, says after discovering she’d been under surveillance in the library and elsewhere, “Everybody’s spying on everybody.”

You’d think no institution in the nation cares much about privacy protections anymore. But you’d be wrong. There’s at least one place in the nation’s cities, towns, and most villages that respects our privacy. Public libraries care passionately about protecting the confidentiality of library users.

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Thriller Thursday (11/30/17 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday to:

MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane
In the second book in the 42nd Street Library mystery series, crime fiction curator Raymond Ambler uncovers how the 1980s shooting of a union leader is linked to the death of a research assistant and the disappearance of a scholar. “Plot twists and multiple points of view add to a gritty, complex tale that weaves details of library work and references to crime novels throughout the story. ” — Booklist

KILLING PACE by Douglas Schofield
Laura Pace is a woman on the run—struggling to reconstruct her past, to rebuild her memories, to retrace her steps… and to identify the people who tried to erase her from existence. “Readers will eagerly await his next mystery.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: November 2017 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the November 2017* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due September 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.

AMERICAN DRIFTER by Chad Michael Murray & Heather Graham
RWA Lifetime Achievement Award and ITW ThrillerMaster Award recipient Heather Graham teams up with celebrated actor and celebrity icon Chad Michael Murray to weave a tale of passion and danger as a young US Army veteran suffering from PTSD drifts around Brazil and falls in love with a gangster’s mistress.

Download the e-galley from Edelweiss

NEWCOMER by Keigo Higashino
In international bestseller Keigo Higashino’s new crime novel, newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga (from LibraryReads pick, MALICE) is assigned to a baffling murder in which the number of suspects keeps multiplying.

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Newcomer.”*

POISON by Galt Niederhoffer
“An award-winning filmmaker and novelist (she directed the film version of her own work, The Romantics), Niederhoffer typically investigates families under stress. Here, Abigail and Benjamin Borden look to have the perfect marriage, but small lies and shifty denials create tension that escalates into veritable menace. The publicist describes this psychological thriller as ‘stay-up-all-night-to-finish good,’ so be prepared.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

Download the e-galley from Edelweiss

MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane
“A young woman staffer at New York City’s iconic 42nd Street Library is murdered, and crime fiction curator Raymond Ambler immediately gets involved. Shortly after he learns that the victim was working under an assumed name, the NYPD’s Intelligence Division pulls the case from its homicide division, and Raymond knows something big is up. Second in a series from the author of the Brian McNulty mysteries.” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Murder in the Manuscript Room.”*
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Thriller Thursday (4/28/16 Edition)

Make sure these stellar new mysteries are on your shelves today!

MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
The first book in an amazing new series that features crime at some of America’s most famous institutions of higher reading! Ray Ambler, the curator of the library’s crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice. “Lehane awards his previous detective, bartender Brian McNulty, a cameo but focuses on the complicated Ray, who looks like a promising newcomer in the talented-amateur ranks.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
In the third Cass Neary mystery, the offbeat photographer is reunited with her long-lost lover, Quinn O’Boyle, who is wanted by both Interpol and the Russian mob. When Quinn then fails to show at their rendezvous point, Cass is fearful she’ll be the next to disappear, and goes on the run. “This great adventure story starring a troubled but intriguing protagonist will please Cass fans, those who like their kick-ass heroines north of 22, and readers who fancy a walk on the wild side.”
Library Journal, starred review

KILL SWITCH by Jonathan Maberry
In the eighth book in the series, Joe Ledger must stop a terrorist about to unleash electronic pulse bombs on 100 US cities. “A blend of sf, horror, technothriller, and crime novel, this is one of the best adrenaline reads out there. A hot pick for anyone who likes The X-Files (Maberry wrote for this franchise as well) or other apocalyptic fiction by authors such as Ben H. Winters and Colson Whitehead.”
Library Journal, starred review
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Booklist “Mysteries to Die For” Webinar Titles

Here are all the spine-tingling Macmillan mysteries that Talia “the terror” Sherer presented at today’s Booklist‘s “Mysteries to Die For” collection development webinar:

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
THE DEFENSE by Steve Cavanagh
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane

Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs). You can also view the archived webinar here.

Many of these titles have an e-galley available on Edelweiss, so download, read, and nominate for LibraryReads!
Don’t see the green button? Then get whitelisted on Edelweiss.

TxLA 2016 Book Buzz Titles

It’s the last day of TxLA! Come grab the last of our books in the Macmillan Adult booth #1544 but first, hear Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth share her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at Book Buzz: The New Books Are Coming from 8:00-9:50am in room 370 A-F.

Have a conflict or not at TxLA? We’ve got you covered! Here are all of the titles Anne presented:

HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
A WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER by Yvonne Georgina Puig
IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE by Diane Guerrero
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden
I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows
ABSALOM’S DAUGHTERS by Suzanne Feldman
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison Umminger

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!
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