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Mystery Awards News & a Cozy Sampler!

Happy #ThrillerThursday, lovely librarians. We have SO MUCH great mystery awards news for you, with our nominees for the 2017 Edgar Awards, the 2016 Agatha Awards, and the 2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards, plus a special CWA Diamond Dagger honoree!

2017 Edgar Award nominees (full list) — honoring the best in mystery

Best Fact Crime
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Dr. Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell (St. Martin’s Press)

Mary Higgins Clark Award
SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

MWA Grand Masters
Ellen Hart (FEVER IN THE DARK/The Jane Lawless Mysteries, Minotaur Books)
Max Allan Collins (BETTER DEAD, Forge Books)

The winners will be announced on April 27.

2016 Agatha Award nominees (full list) — honoring the “traditional mystery” and the cozy subgenre

Best Contemporary Novel:
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Historical Novel:
THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel:
TERROR IN TAFFETA by Marla Cooper (Minotaur Books)
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick (Forge Books)

The winners will be announced on April 29.

2017 Lefty Awards nominees (full list) — fan awards chosen by registered members of the Left Coast Crime convention

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial)
A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
TERROR IN TAFFETA by Marla Cooper (Minotaur Books)
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick (Forge Books)

The winners will be announced on March 18.

In more amazing mystery news, Ann Cleeves (THE CROW TRAP) is being awarded the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger Award, which is the highest honor in British crime writing!

The award recognizes authors whose careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and have made a significant contribution to the genre. She will be honored during the CWA’s Dagger Awards ceremony in London on October 26.

Cleeves said, “It’s a huge honor to be recognized by my peers, the crime-writers whose books, friendship and support I’ve enjoyed for more than thirty years. I am privileged to have had such a happy career and I will always be grateful for the support of booksellers and forever indebted to the passion and expertise of librarians, without whom I wouldn’t still be writing today.”

Looking for a new cozy mystery author to love? Our friends at Minotaur Books have put together a complimentary COZY CASE FILES Winter 2017 sampler, available for download right now on Edelweiss and as a Read it Now! title on NetGalley.

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Best of 2016 E-Book Sale

‘Tis the season to stock up on bestselling and critically acclaimed titles with our Best of 2016 e-Book sale for libraries!

Running now through the end of the year (December 31), nearly 50 adult & select YA bestselling and holiday e-Books will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms), including these titles:

Bestsellers/Critically Acclaimed
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
THE NORTH WATER by Ian McGuire
SHELTER by Jung Yun
ONE WITH YOU by Sylvia Day
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

Holiday
CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews
THE NIGHTINGALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
NAUGHTY OR NICE? by Sherrilyn Kenyon
CHRISTMAS EVE AT FRIDAY HARBOR by Lisa Kleypas
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, edited by Stephanie Perkins

Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.

Happy 3rd Birthday LibraryReads!

libraryreads-logo-square-150x150LibraryReads turns THREE this month! We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away 3 super prize packs of Macmillan’s 2016 LibraryReads picks to date!

September 2016
#5 DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton (Minotaur)
#10 THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE by Kate Saunders (Bloomsbury)

August 2016
#1 A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
#8 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris (SMP)
#10 DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)

July 2016
#4 AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo (Minotaur)
#6 TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (Flatiron)
#7 ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker (SMP)

June 2016
#10 WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)

May 2016
#7 REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (SMP)
#8 CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong (Minotaur)

April 2016
#7 EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com)

January 2016
#7 THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth (SMP)
#8 ORNAMENTS OF DEATH by Jane Cleland (Minotaur)

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads 3) by Sunday, Sept. 18. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

UPDATE 9/21: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:

Lisa Brooks, Ladera Ranch Library, Ladera Ranch CA
Heather Love Beverley
, Cook Park Library, Libertyville IL
Kim Haddox
, Amarillo Public Library, Amarillo TX
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Thriller Thursday (8/4/16 Edition)

thrillerthurs-8.4Happy #ThrillerThursday, lovely librarians! Before we get to our six new mysteries, we’re pleased to say that Hideo Yokoyama’s SIX FOUR has been shortlisted for the CWA’s International Dagger Award.

The winner will be announced on October 11. Now on to the books!

DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews 
An August 2016 LibraryReads pick! Agatha-winner Andrews’s “charming”* 20th mystery in the funny cozy series finds heroine Meg Langslow tangling with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head of her twin sons’ youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. When Biff’s lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field on opening day, Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim. “With its well-spun plots and distinctive characters, Andrews’s amusing avian-named series shows no signs of growing stale.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review

PARADIME by Alan Glynn
The new standalone doppelganger thriller from the award-winning author of LIMITLESS brings to mind Orphan Black with Hitchcockian undertones. “Deliciously creepy… The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone.” — Kirkus Reviews

MISS DIMPLE AND THE SLIGHTLY BEWILDERED ANGEL by Mignon Ballard
Ballard’s beloved series heroines, first grade teacher Miss Dimple Kilpatrick and guardian angel Augusta Goodnight, must work together to find a murderer. “Ballard expertly weaves the lives of her endearing small-town characters with details of the wartime home front.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Penny, Paris & Andrews hit the August 2016 LibraryReads List!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has THREE books on the August 2016 LibraryReads list!

Topping the August list is A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
A BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick with FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! “The lyrical 12th entry in bestseller Penny’s remarkable series, which has won multiple Agatha awards, finds former Chief Insp. Armand Gamache coming out of retirement to clean up the corrupt Süreté Academy du Québec. This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Available from Minotaur Books and Macmillan Audio on August 30.


Debuting at #8 is BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
An August 2016 Indie Next pick! To their neighbors and friends newlyweds Jack and Grace Angel seem to have the perfect marriage. They are wealthy, charming, elegant—and never apart. Is it the perfect marriage or the perfect lie? “Debut-novelist Paris adroitly toggles between the recent past and the present in building the suspense of Grace’s increasingly unbearable situation, as time becomes critical and her possible solutions narrow. This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” — Booklist, starred review

“Wow! This book will be huge! I can see the comparisons to GONE GIRL, but it is leaps and bounds better.” — Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library (CA) readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: August 2016 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the August 2016* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due June 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! In the 12th book in Penny’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, Inspector Armand Gamache has come out of retirement to head up the Sûreté academy. He’s not there long when one of the most despised professors ends up murdered and everyone comes under suspicion, including Gamache. “This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
To their neighbors and friends newlyweds Jack and Grace Angel seem to have the perfect marriage. They are wealthy, charming, elegant—and never apart. Is it the perfect marriage or the perfect lie? “Wow! This book will be huge! I can see the comparisons to GONE GIRL, but it is leaps and bounds better.” — Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library (CA)

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THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! In this riveting historical thriller with a twist, a US intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor who happens to be the one man with knowledge that could end the war. “This is Gross’ best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. “A powerful and rewarding story that dares to imagine what would happen if Sons of Anarchy met Romeo & Juliet.” — Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library (MO)

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Mystery & Mayhem from Macmillan

Macmillan’s got the best new mysteries & thrillers right here!

Highly Anticipated New Books from Bestselling Authors
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong (a May 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (a May 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr

Next in the Series
SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE DANGERS OF TEMPTATION by James Runcie
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
VITA BREVIS by Ruth Downie
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews

Debuts
MISSION HILL by Pamela Wechsler
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
ARSENIC WITH AUSTEN by Katherine Bolger Hyde
THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda

Nonfiction
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise by Nick Foster

Fall 2016 Blockbuster Preview
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
THE DRY by Jane Harper
THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi

Many forthcoming titles have e-galleys available to read on Edelweiss.

If you don’t see the green “Download Review Copy” button, then get whitelisted to be pre-approved for Macmillan e-galleys!

Already read it & loved it? Then nominate it for LibraryReads!

More information on the program can be found here.

Need another mystery fix?

Check MacmillanLibrary.com every Thursday for our weekly #ThrillerThursday recommendations.

Holiday e-Books Sale For Libraries

‘Tis the season for saving, so enjoy our holiday e-Books sale! Running now through Thursday, 12/31, nearly 100 backlist adult and children’s titles will be discounted 25% off (with our regular lending terms). Add these goodies to your digital shelf:

Holiday titles:
VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS by Janet Evanovich
MISTLETOE AND MURDER by Carola Dunn
THE NIGHTINGALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lori Foster, Dee Holmes & Eileen Wilks
CHRISTMAS EVE AT FRIDAY HARBOR by Lisa Kleypas

General titles:
THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary
SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
ROGUE WITH A BROGUE by Suzanne Enoch
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl

Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads!

We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date!

September 2015
#7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

August 2015
#2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
#5 EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
#9 LORD OF THE WINGS by Donna Andrews

July 2015
#6 THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens

June 2015
#3 THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
#8 THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron

May 2015
#10 LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton

February 2015
#7 A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab
#8 A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

January 2015
#9 FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2014: “Favorite of Favorites”
#4 FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#9 LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

October 2014
#6: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
#9: MALICE by Keigo Higashino
#10: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver

August 2014
#4: LOCK IN by John Scalzi

July 2014
#1: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

May 2014
#9: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones

April 2014
#8: THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill

March 2014
#8: PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

January 2014
#3: LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2013
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

November 2013
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry Maitland

September 2013
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads 2) by Sunday, Sept. 13. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 9/14: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winners, Gregg Winsor of Johnson County Library, Overland Park KS and Sheri Stevens of Lockport Public Library, Lockport NY!

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Thriller Thursday (8/6/15 Edition)

thrillerthursToday’s #ThrillerThursday menu: three cuts of fresh meat (debuts) and one cozy treat:

LORD OF THE WINGS by Donna Andrews
libraryreads logo squareAn August 2015 LibraryReads pick! In the 19th book in Andrews’ avian-themed mystery series, Caerphilly, VA goes all out to transform itself into Spooky City, USA for Halloween. But when a real body mars the town’s creepy fun it’s up to Meg Langslow to catch a murderer and save the holiday. “Quirky, sympathetic characters, from Meg’s large extended family to a town full of Shiffley cousins, are woven throughout this fun, humorous, atmospheric cozy.” — Booklist

BLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates
An August 2015 Indie Next pick! A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences with tragic results. “You can’t help but admire how Yates slowly unravels his players’ safety nets—their minds—one roll of the dice at a time.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

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