Thursday, March 3, noon - 1PM EST
Catch Talia announcing Macmillan's hottest mystery titles for Spring 2011! She'll be letting you in on Macmillan's upcoming whodunits, cozies, historicals, police procedurals, and detective tales.
This event is moderated by Wilda Williams, Editor and Mystery Book Reviewer at Library Journal. Talia's co-panelists include her hero/idol/demigod, Virginia Stanley of HarperCollins Publishers, as well as Kate Lyall and Edwin Buckhalter of Severn House Publishers.
Register for this free event here: www.LibraryJournal.com/MysterySpring2011
Two mysteries. One Canadian, the other Icelandic. Seven starred reviews (Kirkus, we love you, but stop being... well... Kirkus). I'll let the reviews speak for themselves.
Bury Your Dead: "Brilliantly provocative" --Library Journal
"One of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving mysteries in years." --Booklist
"Bring on the awards." --Kirkus
"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene." --Publishers WeeklyRead more
I recently had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite new authors, Rebecca Cantrell, at her reading/signing for A Night of Long Knives. The event was at the aptly named Mysterious Bookshop in downtown NYC (now I have to find the SF/F-only bookstore!), and was well attended by fans and publishing folk.Read more
Do your patrons have a craving for historical mysteries? Great, because two fantastic debuts are heading their way.
The Holy Thief: In Soviet Russia, an investigator must scramble to find the murderer of an American girl. One wrong step means exile in Siberia.
"Ryan re-creates the toxic, terrorized atmosphere by plunging Korolev into a ghastly web where nothing is what it seems" --Library Journal (starred review)Read more
"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." --Lionel Trilling
Well, that's been changed. Lynn Shepherd has taken the classic work and turned it on its head. Unlikeable characters are now charming. The honest now scheme. And now, there's a murder.
But Murder at Mansfield isn't just for the Jane Austen fan. It stands on its own as a fantastic mystery. Maybe you don't need zombies to bring new readers to the classics!
"First-timer Shepherd remains true to Austen's style while providing a sound pzuzle. Janeites may be delighted or appaled, but more impartial readers will find much to enjoy." Kirus Reviews (starred review)
Ex-cop Moriah Dru thought she was on vacation, but that ends when a local judge asks her to help find missing sisters. What she uncovers is not an isolated incident, but a string of kidnappings, perpetrated by a sex-trafficking cartel with members named after chess pieces. And a snitch reveals that Moriah's only chance to find the sisters is before they're flown out of the country, to Costa Rica.
The latest winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, The End Game features a strong new heroine in a vivid Southern setting. Gerrie Ferris Finger puts a new spin on the classic mystery novel.
"Well-researched plot and snappy dialogue." --Publishers WeeklyRead more