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2016 Agatha & Lefty Award Winners

Happy #ThrillerThursday, friends! First, congrats to our MWA Grand Masters Ellen Hart (FEVER IN THE DARK/The Jane Lawless Mysteries, Minotaur Books) and Max Allan Collins (BETTER DEAD, Forge Books), who were officially announced as part of the 2017 Edgar Award winners!

Congratulations to our 2016 Agatha Award winners

Best Contemporary Novel: A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Best Historical Novel: THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)

Congratulations to our 2017 Lefty Awards winners

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel: A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial): THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)

Now on to our new mysteries & thrillers hitting shelves this week:

PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner
Two starred reviews! Edgar Award-winner Peter Blauner introduces New York police detective Lourdes Robles tracking the case of a murdered criminal defense attorney and his Iraq war veteran son in this “top-notch crime novel” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)—his first in more than a decade. “Blauner has crafted two strong and complex leads in Natty and Lourdes and given readers an intricate plot that never feels forced.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

YOUR KILLIN’ HEART by Peggy O’Neal Peden
Winner of the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel, a delightful Nashville cozy featuring a plucky sleuth and the beyond-the-grave machinations of a country star. “Peden’s debut vividly captures the Nashville music scene and the city’s Southern atmosphere. Campbell is an charming amateur sleuth, loyal to a fault. Fans of Tonya Kappes’s books and readers who enjoy humorous whodunits with a strong sense of place will find this one delightful.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE FALLEN by Eric Van Lustbader
The sequel to the internationally bestselling THE TESTAMENT! “A decade later, Lustbader reopens his study of good and evil, secret cults, and God and Lucifer’s elemental struggle for world dominion. Intelligent, well-researched, and unsettling,….” — Kirkus Reviews

THE GRAVES by Pamela Wechsler
In Pamela Wechsler’s latest novel featuring upper crust Boston DA Abby Endicott, Abby becomes personally embroiled in a serial killer case whose victims are all young women. “Catnip for readers attached to Boston, believably strong women, legal intrigue, or any combination of the above.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: May 2017 LibraryReads Titles

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

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

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017 with THREE starred reviews! “VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy, has made a career out of eluding genre classifications, and with BORNE he essentially invents a new one. Reading like a dispatch from a world lodged somewhere between science fiction, myth, and a video game, the textures of BORNE shift as freely as those of the titular whatsit.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
When Mustang-tough Bodine Longbow’s long-missing aunt returns to the family ranch in Montana 25 years later with a fantastical story of abduction and abuse, Bodine realizes that something really bad is lurking in the mountains. “With its take-no-guff heroine, who understands the importance of family and friends, and a compelling plot peppered with domestic details and composed of equal measures of spine-tingling suspense and sexy romance, this is quintessential Roberts.” — Booklist

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THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP by Graeme Simsion
From the bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT comes a romantic novel about true love, second chances, and decades of great music. “Sensitive, witty Adam is a terrifically chummy narrator for fan-favorite Simsion’s funny, sexy, and above all musical portrayal of the roles memory and fantasy play in midlife’s yearnings.” — Booklist

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THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
“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

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Thriller Thursday (5/5/16 Edition)

thrillerthurs-5.3Q: What do you get when you mix three detectives, two lawyers, three cozies, and one obsessed woman?
A: Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks!

REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
A May 2016 LibraryReads & Indie Next pick, a PW Best Summer Book of 2016, a SIBA Spring 2016 Okra pick, and two starred reviews! In Hart’s “stellar crime thriller” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), a troubled detective must confront her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. Meanwhile, a former cop walks free after 13 years in prison—is he responsible for what happened at the abandoned church deep in the forest? “Hart plays brilliantly on the tradition of the southern gothic, but his grasp of character gives this novel—and all his works—the extra dimension that extends his audience well beyond adrenaline junkies.” — Booklist, starred review

CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
A May 2016 LibraryReads pick! Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. On the run now, Casey finds refuge in an off-the-grid town harboring those wishing to disappear, but the town has its own dark secrets. “A highly unusual set-up sets the stage for a distinctive cast of characters and a page-turning plot.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

AFTER THE FIRE by Jane Casey
In the next gripping, intimate Maeve Kerrigan novel, a housing tower catches fire, but one of the fatalities—a controversial politician—was murdered before the fire began. “The prickly Kerrigan-Derwent relationship takes some new turns, and both suspense and emotion run high in this compelling, more somber addition to the character-driven Kerrigan mysteries. Casey sets the bar higher each time out, but she never has trouble clearing it.” — Booklist, starred review

MISSION HILL by Pamela Wechsler
In Wechsler’s gripping debut, upper crust Boston DA Abby Endicott is assigned a murder case both politically charged and intensely personal. “Wechsler’s strong storytelling fits well into the legal thriller genre and should attract fans of Linda Fairstein, Alafair Burke and Lisa Scottoline.” — Associated Press

THE DEFENSE by Steve Cavanagh
Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn is forced to defend the head of NYC’s Russian mob, on trial for murder, after the gangster kidnapped Eddie’s ten-year-old daughter. “Irish author Cavanagh’s stellar debut provides everything a reader could ask for in a thriller—nail-biting suspense, a Russian nesting doll of a plot, and an original and compelling lead.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

ALA Annual 2015 – Sunday Events

Sunday is usually a day of rest, but not at ALA Annual 2015! Come visit us in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1009 and attend all of our fabulous events today:

Literary Tastes
8:00-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor

Listen to some of the year’s best authors, including Ashley Weaver (DEATH WEARS A MASK) discuss their works and the craft of writing at this panel sponsored by RUSA. Light refreshments will be served, followed by a book signing.

YA Author Coffee Klatch
9:00-10:00am
Marriott Marquis San Francisco | Yerba Buena Salon 07
Ticketed event, space is limited

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA’s award winning authors, including Stephanie Kuehn (DELICATE MONSTERS)! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA’s five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their upcoming books!

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2015 (Booth #1009)

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We’re happy to leave our hearts in San Francisco with you fine librarians next month at ALA Annual! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1009 and attend all of the fabulous events on our schedule below (RSVP ASAP)!
Friday, June 26

In-booth signing with Jane Cleland & Kelli Stanley
5:30-7:00pm
Moscone Convention Center | Booth #1009

Jane Cleland and Kelli Stanley will be signing complimentary copies of ORNAMENTS OF DEATH and CITY OF GHOSTS.

Saturday, June 27

The AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Marriott Marquis San Francisco | Golden Gate B
RSVP required, space is limited

Join bestselling author Brigid Schulte (OVERWHELMED: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time) for breakfast and book-talk.

Details and RSVP here
by June 19.

In-booth signing with Catherine Linka
9:00-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | Booth #1009

Catherine Linka will be signing complimentary copies of A GIRL UNDONE.


“Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks — Oh My!” with Catherine Linka and Stephanie Kuehn

10:30-11:30am
Moscone Convention Center | Room 125 (N)

Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this panel includes YA authors Catherine Linka (A GIRL UNDONE) and Stephanie Kuehn (DELICATE MONSTERS).


“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”
: The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins; Talia Sherer, Macmillan; and Chris Vaccari, Sterling

1:30-2:30pm
Moscone Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater (behind aisle 3900, near booth 3931)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite Fall 2015 adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!
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Thriller Thursday (5/7/15 Edition)

Malice Domestic logoHappy #ThrillerThursday! First some news: Hank Phillippi Ryan’ s TRUTH BE TOLD won the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel!

This is the second year in a row Ryan has won Best Contemporary Novel, and she also won another Agatha for a non-fiction anthology she edited for Sisters in Crime. Better yet, she’ll be the Toastmaster of next year’s Malice Domestic conference.

Now for this week’s new mysteries:

THIN AIR by Ann Cleeves
In the sixth book in the Shetland series, Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves investigate the death of a woman obsessed with the ghost of a child. “Many elements conspire to make the latest entry in Cleeves’ Shetland series absolutely engrossing, including a combination ghost story and mystery, a multilayered main character, and a perfect atmosphere for misdirection and murder.” — Booklist, starred review

THE DEVIL’S MAKING by Seán Haldane
Haldane’s “evocative and elegantly written” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) debut historical mystery set on Vancouver Island won the Arthur Ellis Award and received THREE starred reviews, including this one from Library Journal: “Haldane never shies away from period-specific language and attitudes, which make readers feel as though they are walking the dirty streets of Victoria by his side. Historical whodunit fans will relish this exciting trip to 19th-century frontier Canada.” readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: May 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the May 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due March 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

THIN AIR by Ann Cleeves
In the sixth book in the Shetland series, Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves investigate the death of a woman obsessed with the ghost of a child.

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LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton
When a child goes missing, three people confess to the crime—but only one can be the killer. Two starred reviews

To request a copy, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Little Black Lies.”

THE ANCHORESS by Robin Cadwallader
A startling and strange debut novel set in 11th century England about a young girl’s desperate choice to isolate herself from the world.

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LETTERS TO THE LOST by Iona Grey
A beautifully written and evocative story of an impossible, unstoppable love affair set in London during World War II and the present day, perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Lauren Willig, and Sarah Jio.

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LIFTED BY THE GREAT NOTHING by Karim Dimechkie
The debut novel from Michener fellow Karim Dimechkie about a Lebanese-American coming of age under a loving roof and a devastating lie already has fans in Philipp Meyer, Kevin Powers, and Jim Crace.

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ALA Annual 2014 – Friday events

It’s HEEEERREE! We’re ridiculously excited to see your happy little faces in the Macmillan (adult) booth #528! Here’s what’s happening tonight:

In-booth signing with Jane Cleland & Hannah Dennison
5:30-7:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

Jane Cleland and Hannah Dennison will be signing complimentary copies of BLOOD RUBIES and MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL.

The Michael L. Printz Program & Reception
8:00-10:00pm
Paris Las Vegas | Versailles Ballroom
Ticketed event, space is limited

Come listen to the 2014 Michael L. Printz honor award-winning authors including Rainbow Rowell (ELEANOR & PARK) as they’re interviewed by a panel of teens at this YALSA & Booklist-sponsored event.

Tickets are $34-40. Details and purchasing information available here.

Check back often for a daily schedule of events. And if you’re only in Vegas in spirit, make sure to follow the ALA Annual action on Twitter with the hashtag #alaac14.

Critters & Crime…

To continue our celebration of Booklist's Mystery Month, meet the many cats and dogs dutifully serving alongside our favorite detectives! 

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THE CAT SITTER'S NINE LIVES by Blaize & John Clement
Pet-sitter and amateur sleuth Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series, now written by her son John. Dixie rescues a man from a car accident, and a day later strange things start to happen—the man she rescued claims to be Dixie's husband, a bookstore owner and his cat vanish, and a mysterious phone call from a new client lures her to a crumbling, abandoned mansion on the outskirts of town.

BLOOD RUBIES by Jane Cleland
In the ninth book in Cleland's mystery series featuring amateur sleuth/antiques appraiser Josie Prescott, celebrity chef Ana Yartsin—known for her Fabergé egg-shaped cakes, as well as the Fabergé Spring Egg snow globe—is planning the desserts for her friend Heather and Jason's upcoming wedding. When Josie arrives to appraise the snow globe, she finds it smashed and Jason dead.
Meet Jane Cleland at ALA Annual!

DOING IT AT THE DIXIE DEW by Ruth Moose
Winner of the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel, Moose's Southern cozy features Beth McKenzie, a proprietor of a bed and breakfast called The Dixie Dew, where guests are being murdered.

THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER! by Kate Funk
OK, OK, it's not a mystery…. But it’s hilarious. 

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2014 (Booth #528)

ALA14 headerVIVA LAS VEGAS! We're ridiculously excited to see your happy little faces in the Macmillan (adult) booth #528 and at all of our great events at ALA Annual next month. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!
Friday, June 27

In-booth signing with Jane Cleland & Hannah Dennison
5:30-7:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

Jane Cleland and Hannah Dennison will be signing complimentary copies of BLOOD RUBIES and MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL.


The Michael L. Printz Program & Reception

8:00-10:00pm
Paris Las Vegas | Versailles Ballroom
Ticketed event, space is limited

Come listen to the 2014 Michael L. Printz honor award-winning authors including Rainbow Rowell (ELEANOR & PARK) as they're interviewed by a panel of teens at this YALSA & Booklist-sponsored event.

Tickets are $34-40. Details and purchasing information available here.

Saturday, June 28

The AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Las Vegas Hotel | Pavilion 10
RSVP required, space is limited

Join New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo (THE DEAD WILL TELL) for breakfast and book-talk!

Details and RSVP here.

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Isn't it Romantic?

8:30-10:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N263

Meet Deborah Coonts (LUCKY BASTARD) and pick up a complimentary copy of her latest Lucky O'Toole, Las Vegas Adventure novel.


In-booth signing with Jessica Love and Catherine Linka

9:00-10:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

Jessica Love and Catherine Linka will be signing complimentary copies of PUSH GIRL and A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS.

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Speed Dating with Kat Spears and Catherine Linka

10:30-11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N112
RSVP required, space is limited

Meet YA authors Kat Spears (SWAY) and Catherine Linka (A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS) and receive complimentary copies of their debut novels!

Details and RSVP here.

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In-booth signing with Kelli Stanley
11:00am-12:00 noon
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

Kelli Stanley will be signing complimentary copies of CITY OF DRAGONS, CITY OF SECRETS, and chapter samplers of her forthcoming novel, CITY OF GHOSTS.

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“I’m a Librarian! NO! I’m an Author! NO! I’m a Librarian AND an Author”
3:00-4:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N243

Three librarians—Ashley Weaver (MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL), Will Thomas (FATAL ENQUIRY), and Kat Spears (SWAY)—and now published authors will each discuss how they went from the circulation desk to the author tour circuit! A book signing will follow.

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Women in Mystery @ the Pop Top Stage

3:00-4:30pm
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle

Join mystery mavens Jane Cleland (BLOOD RUBIES), Kelli Stanley (CITY OF GHOSTS), and Hannah Dennison (MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL) in discussion at the Pop Top Stage! A complimentary book signing will follow.

Sunday, June 29

First Author, First Book: Veterans & Rookies
8:30-10:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N220

Meet veteran author Will Thomas (FATAL ENQUIRY) at United for Libraries' perennially popular debut author event. Continental breakfast included!


In-booth signing with Kelli Stanley

10:30am-11:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

Kelli Stanley will be signing complimentary copies of CITY OF DRAGONS, CITY OF SECRETS, and chapter samplers of her forthcoming novel, CITY OF GHOSTS.


In-booth signing with Anthony Breznican

11:00am-12:00 noon
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

Senior writer for Entertainment Weekly Anthony Breznican will be signing complimentary copies of his debut novel, BRUTAL YOUTH.

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In-booth signing with Carol Lynch Williams

2:30-3:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center | booth #528

Carol Lynch Williams will be signing complimentary copies of her young adult novel, THE HAVEN.


The AAP’S Library Family Feud

3:00-4:00pm
Las Vegas Hotel | Pavilion 06

Watch librarians go head-to-head with authors in this game show-style match-up!


The Laugh's On Us
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5:30-7:30pm
Paris Las Vegas | Versailles Ballroom
Ticketed event, space is limited

Sponsored by United for Libraries and emceed by Paula Poundstone, this panel of humorous writers includes Anthony Breznican (BRUTAL YOUTH). Wine and cheese platters are included with your ticket along with free books signed by the authors.

Tickets are $49-60. Details and purchasing information available here.

Monday, June 30

Macmillan Library's 10th Birthday Partaaaaaaaaay
10:30am to 11:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center | Booth #528

August 2014 marks Macmillan Library's 10 year anniversary! Celebrate ten wonderful years with us on Monday morning with homemade cookies baked by Anne "the Sweet Teeth" Spieth, sign our birthday card, or write us a special celebratory wish and drop it in the birthday box!

Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Las Vegas Hotel | Pavilion 2 & 3
Ticketed event, space is limited

Join United for Libraries' traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Laurie R. King (THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE, 20th Anniversary Edition). Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors. Book signings follow with free books galore!

Tickets are $49-60. Details and purchasing information available here.

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Click here to get Library Journal's ALA Annual Galley & Signing Guide to see what goodies await you in the Macmillan booth!

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