Penny wins the AGATHA!

Penny wins the AGATHA!

Congratulations to Louise Penny, whose title The Brutal Telling just won the Agatha award!

First the Booklist Top Ten, then an Agatha? And Talia just talked about it in the Booklist Mystery & Crime webinar, which I think is as prestigious as both those awards combined! I think I smell a NBCC award, maybe even a Nobel Peace Prize! Ok, maybe that's a stretch.

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Coming from our Booklist ad?

Coming from our Booklist ad?

If you saw our awesome cover ad on the May 1st issue of Booklist, thanks for stopping by! (And thank you even if that's NOT how you found us!) Please take a closer look at all the great new mysteries and thrillers which were featured.

And, as always, don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

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Agatha Nominations!

Agatha Nominations!

Congratulations to the attached titles, all of which were nominated for the coveted Agatha award for excellence in mystery writing!

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Four stars for Minotaur!

Four stars for Minotaur!

The February issue of Library Journal awarded four of our mysteries with starred reviews! Excerpts from the reviews are below!

Blood Hina: "Edgar Award winner Hirahara has created a most original L.A. sleuth. In his fourth outing (after Snakeskin Shamisen), the Hiroshima survivor is self-deprecating and humble yet takes a sure, straightforward approach to helping those in trouble."

Liars All: "Bannister just gets better with each book." [...]

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No More Oprah for Barbara Ehrenreich?

No More Oprah for Barbara Ehrenreich?

Publishers Weekly just published an interview with author Barbara Ehrenreich about her new book, Bright-Sided.

Given what you say about Oprah, do you think she'll invite you on the show?

I've been on Oprah twice, and the second time, I talked back to her.
She was saying that poor women just have to think positively, and I
disagreed. She's fascinating, but there's no escaping that she's done a
lot to promote this line of thinking that we can pull ourselves out of
poverty with our attitude. I take Larry King to task for the same
thing, so yes, I think I have destroyed my opportunities for public
appearances. But the Daily Show called me!

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