Monday Fun Day! (2/4/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (2/4/2013 Edition)

Hello, librarian buds! We'reback in the office after ALA Midwinter and ready to talk about a bunch of great award nomination news. 

The 2013 nominees for the Left Coast Crime (a.k.a. Lefty) Award, which honors the best humorous mystery published during the previous year, have been annouced! The Macmillan nominees are:

SWIFT RUN by Laura DiSilverio


Also HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves has been shortlisted for the Rocky Award for best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime geographical region and DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER by Catriona McPherson is shortlisted for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award, which is given to mystery novels covering events before 1960!

Winners will be announced on March 23rd during the 23rd annual Left Coast Crime Convention in Colorado Springs, CO.

In other award news, Colin Cotterill's GRANDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH was shortlisted for this year’s Dilys Award! See all of the nominees here

And again in award news, CURSE OF THE JADE LILY by David Housewright is up for the Genre Fiction Minnesota Book Award this year! See the rest of the cetegories and nominees here

In, um, dragon news, Publishers Weekly talked to Marie Brennan, author of A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, about—you guessed it—dragons! Read "Why Do Dragons Look Like That?" on


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Our #FridayReads!

Our #FridayReads!

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Talia's Reading: 

THE FIRE WITNESS by Lars Kepler (July, 2013)

You may remember Lars Kepler, the pseudonymous Swedish couple who charmed us all at the Mystery Authors Revealed Panel at PLA this year. Well, they're back with their third thriller after THE HYPNOTIST and THE NIGHTMARE!

Ali's Almost Done With:


I'm having way too much fun reading this book. These dragons are wild, fierce, and scary (read: they would make atrocious house pets). Also, there are mysterious goings-on involving smugglers and petrified dragon bones that I'm itching to get to the bottom of!

Expect to hear more about this one in the next Uncharted Pages...

Ali's About to Start:

WE KILLED: THE RISE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN COMEDY by Yael Kohen, contributing editor at Marie Claire (October, 2012)

There are fifty years of stories about iconic comediennes in this book. I can't wait!


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