Happy post-St. Patrick's Day Monday! I know, I know. I'm not actually all that happy about being awake either. So let's get straight into the good stuff going on this week.
Good thing #1: Library Journal is hosting a totally rad webinar tomorrow at 3pm (EDT) that you must sign up for called "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House." Details! Register!
Good thing #2: We have all sorts of awesome new e-galleys up on Edelweiss ready for you to download, including:
ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box
WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
THE DEVIL IN HER WAY by Bill Loehfelm
HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo
DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
Good thing #4: You can finally get the Sweet Valley sisters on your claws (see below).
New on Etsy: Sweet Valley High Nail Decals: "pure 1980s kitsch" pwne.ws/YGAjDL— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) March 17, 2013
The Texas Library Association has announced the titles on their short list for the 2013 Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List!
Five of the titles on their list of 78 candidates are very proudly published by Macmillan:
by Linda Castillo
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE
by Robin Sloan
by John Scalzi
by Gregg Hurwitz
by Esi Edugyan
Selections for the final list will be revealed this April at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Fort Worth.Read more
Barbara Hoffert posted an extensive Mystery Preview for May 2012-August 2012 on Library Journal's website with some great upcoming titles that you'll want to take a peek at.
Barbara listed quite a few hawk... ehem, excuse me... hot titles coming from Minotaur later this year:
"Winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, plus multiple Lefty and Bromberg awards for best funny mysteries, Donna Andrews sets out to prove herself again with SOME LIKE IT HAWK." (July)
"Linda Castillo, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, gets appropriately atmospheric in GONE MISSING." (June)
"Sara Foster’s BENEATH THE SHADOWS is set in North Yorkshire, where Grace and Adam move to escape London. And then Adam vanishes." (June)
"Paul Doiron’s BAD LITTLE FALLS puts registered Maine guide Mike Bowditch on remote Canadian border, where a drug dealer has apparently been murdered in the midst of a blizzard." (August)
"Finally, librarian Eleanor Kuhns has won 2011’s Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel Competition. Set in 1796 Maine, A SIMPLE MURDER features soldier turned traveling weaver Will Rees, accused of murdering a Shaker woman." (May)
She also included three excellent titles coming from Forge:
"Bill Pronzini, winner of the Edgar, Macavity, and inaugural Shamus awards, brings back the Nameless Detective, whose wife goes missing in the Sierra foothills [in] HELLBOX." (July)
"In Macavity Award winner Rebecca Cantrell’s A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS, journalist Hannah Vogel, in 1938 Poland for a festival, rushes to cover the story when she learns that 12,000 Polish Jews have been deported from Germany." (July)
"Loren D. Estleman, winner of a Shamus Award for his debut novel, SUGARTOWN, and several for his short stories, returns with BURNING MIDNIGHT, another Amos Walker mystery set in Detroit." (June)
She mentions a great crime title from Bloomsbury USA:
"In contemporary Milan, as seen in Conor Fitzgerald’s THE NAMESAKE, magistrate Matteo Arconti’s namesake is found dead near a court building in what turns out to be a threatening message to Rome." (June)
Oh yes, and finally a winner from Holt:
"Finally, don’t forget VENGEANCE. [...] Author Benjamin Black, whose Quirke novels have been big hits, is of course the Man Book prize winner John Banville." (June)
Great picks, Barbara!Read more
Happy Monday, librarian friends!
- First and foremost, the RSVP deadline has been moved back for Wednesday's rockin' publisher book buzz in Philadelphia. Please come join us for lunch and a sneak peek at upcoming titles! Contact Anne Silvers Lee at leea-at-freelibrary.org.
- And Ryan Gosling is asking you what the classification number is for love at first sight...Read more
Congratulations to Val Stark of Quincy Public Library who won our signed book giveaway from the May e-newsletter!
Val won signed copies of:
BREAKING SILENCE, Linda Castillo
AN EVIL EYE, Jason Goodwin
THE KING OF PLAGUES, Jonathan Maberry
BORN AT MIDNIGHT, C.C. Hunter
Enjoy them, Val!Read more
At CriminalElement.com you'll find pre-release excerpts, author interviews, discussion boards on your favorite series, and hot giveaways. Whether you prefer thriller and suspense, hard-boiled noir, detective mysteries or the lighter, cozier side of crime, they've got it covered.Read more
Well, ladies and gentlemen, Austin was a blast!
I'm delighted to report that there wasn't a single disaster, fiasco, or catastrophe and all the Texan librarians I met were sweet as peaches! We hosted some fantastic author events and signings. A huge thanks to C.C. Hunter, Jason Goodwin, David Levithan, Linda Castillo, Jonathan Maberry, and John Scalzi for joining us in the booth and on our discussion panels.
Talia got the opportunity to chat about her favorite upcoming Spring titles during the publishers' Book Buzz event and she also hosted a riotous adult mystery panel. Our old buddy Ben hosted Beyond Earth's Boundaries, a sci-fi panel that turned into a thorough discussion about the function and nature of genre.
We gave away a ton of stellar galleys at the booth, the most fun of which were the YA ARCs picked up by high schoolers on Teen Day. And after all that? We were (and still are) exhausted!
Our schedule may have been jam-packed with TxLA awesomeness, but don't worry, we still managed to grab some amazing carnitas tacos and a pile of the most delicious ribs I'll ever have the pleasure of inhaling.Read more
The TxLA 2011 Annual Conference is almost upon us! April 13th through the 15th you'll find Talia and I talking books in our booth, #2119. Stop by and say, howdy!
We also have the scoop on a few book signings and panels we think you'll want to add to your planners:
10:15am: C.C. Hunter will sign BORN AT MIDNIGHT in our booth #2119.
1:00pm: Jonathan Maberry will sign THE KING OF PLAGUES in the Follett Library Resources booth #1441.
2:00pm: "Adult Book Buzz" panel in which Talia highlights her favorite forthcoming titles (room 16AB, Level 4, convention center).
2:00pm: "Authors of Adult Mysteries" panel moderated by Talia with speaker Jason Goodwin (AN EVIL EYE) (Ballroom E, Level 4, convention center).
2:00pm: David Levithan will sign THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY in our booth #2119.
8:00am: "Lariat List Adult Services Author Session Breakfast" with speaker Linda Castillo (BREAKING SILENCE) at the Hilton Downtown (500 East 4th Street). Ticket purchase required.
10am: "Beyond Earth's Boundaries" panel with speaker Jonathan Maberry (room 19AB, Level 4, convention center). He will do a second signing of THE KING OF PLAGUES, as well.
See you there!Read more