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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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Booklist’s Best Health & Science Books of 2016

Booklist recently unveiled their Top 10 Health & Science reading lists of 2016*, including these five Macmillan titles:
Top 10 Health and Medicine 2016 (full list)

MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent J. M. DiMaio and Ron Franscell
Medical examiner DiMaio, along with journalist Franscell, provides a peek into the often wild world of forensic science, sharing many hair-raising cases.

ORDINARILY WELL: The Case for Antidepressants by Peter D. Kramer
Kramer mounts a comprehensive, spirited, and completely convincing defense of antidepressants, dispelling any doubts about their efficacy and life-changing capability.

Top 10 Science 2016 (full list)

THE MOST PERFECT THING: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead
This fascinating study of the bird egg takes a look at the history of egg collecting and the science behind egg colors, among other quirky delights.

PANDEMIC: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah
Science journalist Shah calls on global leaders, public and corporate, to pay attention to an impending public-health emergency—the rise of new global infectious diseases.

THE POPE OF PHYSICS: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Gino Segrè and Hoerlin Bettina
By exploring Fermi’s personal life, the authors give readers glimpses into some of Fermi’s nonscientific attributes in addition to portraying his role in the development of nuclear weapons.

*Titles included were reviewed between December 1, 2015, and November 15, 2016.

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

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!
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Deadly #FridayReads

Today’s #FridayReads picks aren’t mysteries, but are about one of life’s greatest mysteries: death.

The nonfiction take:
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 fiction take:
THE TRUTH ABOUT DEATH: And Other Stories by Robert Hellenga
A wry and witty novella and story collection that cleverly addresses death with warmth, humor, and deep feeling, from one of “America’s most admired fiction writers.” (Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune)

Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib. Happy weekend!

Starred Nonfiction Roundup

We’ve got your cure for the case of the Mondays: two terrific nonfiction books with several starred reviews!

THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond by Christophe Galfard
“Galfard dispenses with mathematical formulas in this foray into modern physics, making a lively imagination the only portal necessary for general readers hungry for the intellectual excitement of astral and atomic exploration. Galfard leaves exhilarated readers eager to share in the forthcoming discoveries.” — Booklist, starred review

Entertaining and comprehensive… The deft and dazzling imagery makes difficult concepts accessible, streamlining the progression through topics and fulfilling Galfard’s promise to ‘not leave any readers behind.’… Readers looking to expand their knowledge of physics and cosmology will find everything they need here.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith (THREE STARS!)
“In this impressively thorough and engaging work, Wayland-Smith tells the story of the Oneida Community, a 19th-century utopian Christian commune that later became known for silverware manufacturing. This book is a fascinating look into the strange history of Oneida silverware and how its origins reflect an exhilarating period of American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“The narrative is engaging and detailed. This is a must-read for those interested in American social history, and should have broad appeal to readers who enjoy microhistories.” — Booklist, starred review

“This compelling narrative seamlessly threads the unlikely alliance between a ‘free love utopia’ and a household brand name. Fans of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough will appreciate this engrossing entry.” — Library Journal, starred review

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