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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An Interview with Steve Hamilton

An Interview with Steve Hamilton

Are you a subscriber to Shelf Awareness? If not, you might have missed the excellent interview they ran with Steve Hamilton, author of The Lock Artist.

Book Brahmin: Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton's first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author; since then, he has either won or been nominated for every other major award in the mystery business. His ninth and newest novel, The Lock Artist, being published by Minotaur this month, is the story of a young man named Michael who was traumatized at the age of eight and who hasn't uttered a word since then. But he does have one special, unforgivable talent--a talent that will draw him into a world from which he may never escape.

On your nightstand now:

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I haven't gotten to the really bad stuff yet. I have a feeling this book is going to keep me up at night. [...]

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Bringing Thrills to Readers

Bringing Thrills to Readers

It's our job. It's what we do best. We like to think we know where readers are (in our case, libraries!), and that's how we help our books. But sometimes, more and more recently, authors are helping us! Take Marshall Karp, author of Flipping Out. In these tough times, only our biggest stars get to go on nationwide book tours. However, inventive authors like Karp never cease to innovate!

PW published an excellent article on Karp's 30 blog in 30 days tour. [...]

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