Join us at the Booklist webinar "Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring" on April 30th (CORRECTION: 2pm EDT) to learn about a few of our hot forthcoming spring crime novels! It's going to be killer.
Here's the official description:
"May is Mystery Month at Booklist, a time when we indulge our taste for crime. Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview online-exclusive feature content, while publishers AudioGO, HarperCollins, Macmillan (!!), Poisoned Pen Press, Seventh Street Books, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists. Our mystery webinar gets bigger and better every year!"
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Let's talk about SNOW WHITE MUST DIE by German mystery writer Nele Neuhaus. It's the beginning of a spell-binding new contemporary mystery series, it's already huge international bestseller, and it has the most wicked title!
On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation quickly turns into a small town witch hunt and Pia and Oliver will have to work fast to solve the case before anyone else dies.
"Again and again, Neuhaus inserts the old Grimm fairy tale refrain—'White as snow, red as blood, black as ebony'—that describes Snow White [...] to underscore the grimmest of human emotions: white for icily plotted revenge, red for raging jealousy, black for homicidal madness." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
With more than three million copies already in print worldwide(!), your patrons will happily be the next victims of this exciting new series!Read more
The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) shortlisted two excellent Minotaur mysteries and a great Forge mystery for the 2012 Shamus Award for Best PI Hardcover! See our nominees below:
BYE BYE, BABY
by Max Allan Collins
THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE CROSSES THE LINE
by Richard Yancey
A BAD NIGHT’S SLEEP
by Michael Wiley
Michael Wiley is a previous Shamus Award finalist for his first novel, THE LAST STRIPTEASE. Sign up for CriminalElement.com to read excerpts from A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP and BYE BYE, BABY. You'll also get access to a lot of exciting material for mystery lovers!
The winner will be announced on October 5th, 2012 during the PWA banquet at Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio.Read more
Come one! Come all!
This afternoon at 2pm (Eastern) Talia will be telling you all about our hottest new mystery titles in Booklist's The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring webinar!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
If you're Philadelphia-bound next month for the Public Library Association Conference, we have some excellent events for you. So whip out those agendas; here's the lineup:
WEDNESDAY March 14th, 10:30AM - 12PM, TBA
Librarian of the Year Nancy Pearl, our lovely Talia, and several other publishing reps will be kicking off the conference with a discussion about some of the best upcoming books for adults. Get the inside scoop from an all-star team of panelists as they discuss which titles you'll want to keep your eye on.
WEDNESDAY March 14th, 4PM - 6:30PM, booth #1540
THURSDAY March 15th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 120 ABC
Meet Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF) and other exceptional debut authors during the AAP/Library Journal "The Best in 2012 Debuts!" author panel.
*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of LIVING PROOF!
THURSDAY March 15th, 2:30PM, booth #1540
Jane Cleland will be signing copies of her latest mystery, DOLLED UP FOR MURDER, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will be signing chapter excerpts from her latest crime novel, THE OTHER WOMAN. Come say hi!
THURSDAY March 15th, 3:30PM - 5PM, Booklist's booth
Macmillan Mystery authors Lars Kepler (THE NIGHTMARE), Hank Phillippi Ryan (THE OTHER WOMAN), Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF), Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL), and Jane Cleland (DOLLED UP FOR MURDER) will be chillin' out in the Booklist booth to chat with other authors and attendees. Join them!
FRIDAY March 16th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 121 ABC
Meet Lars Kepler, pseudonymous co-authors of THE NIGHTMARE, and other bestselling Mystery writers during the AAP/Library Journal "Mystery Authors Revealed!" panel hosted by our very own Talia!
*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of Lars Kepler's debut, THE HYPNOTIST!
And finally, please swing by booth #1540 any time you're on the show floor. We'll be giving away some excellent galleys and we're always up for a chat.Read more
We are very proud to have so many excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, nominated for the Edgar Awards this year.
In their press release the Mystery Writers of America say that the Edgar Awards are "honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2011."
Our 2012 nominees:
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
THE TATTOOED GIRL by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
The awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC.Read more
Thanks to all of the librarians who joined me yesterday at NYLA's Mystery Slam! I had a blast. I hope you all discovered some intriguing new titles and managed to enjoy a glass of wine (or two) during the event (I mean, the description really should have been: "buzzing and getting buzzed!").
I had a blast presenting with my co-panelists Kayleigh George (HarperCollins) and Cheryl Herman (Random House Books On Tape and Listening Library). I also owe a huge thanks (and probably a mountain of cookies) to Annie Mazes (HarperCollins) who drove Kayleigh and I upstate to the event! Thanks, girl!
THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE | King, Laurie R. | 978-0-312-42736-8 | TPRead more
If you missed Booklist's "Beyond Bestsellers: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries" webinar, then you missed some very enthusiastic mystery recommendations from our very own, Talia, but don't fret! The webmasters over on the Booklist site just posted an archived recording of the entire presentation (find it here).
Readers want more than just bestsellers, says Readers' Advisory expert and Booklist columnist Joyce Saricks, and librarians have an obligation to alert their patrons to wonderful authors who don't necessarily top the sales charts. Saricks will share her discoveries about what really circulates and how librarians can help spread the news. Representatives from four publishers—Macmillan, Severn House, AudioGO, and Felony & Mayhem—will preview the best titles from their forthcoming lists. Booklist Online Senior Editor Keir Graff moderates.
Well, we couldn't be happier. A few of our favorite 2010 mystery authors walked out of the Grand Hyatt Hotel last night as Edgar Award-winners! A huge congratulations to everyone nominated; this year's list was full of nail-biting thillers, chilling crime, and simply great mystery writing. Our winners are as follows:
THE LOCK ARTIST by Steve Hamilton
ROGUE ISLAND by Bruce Desilva
The 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award-winners were announced April 28th, 2011 at a black tie gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The Edgars honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010.
[UPDATE]: We just dug up four ROGUE ISLAND galleys that were hiding in the back of our shelves. If you would like a copy of this Edgar Award-winner, send your name, library, and full mailing address to: Library @MacmillanUSA.com.