Elsa Hart’s Chinese Library Adventure

Elsa Hart’s Chinese Library Adventure

Two weeks ago, Elsa Hart‘s fabulous debut, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN, about an 18th-century exiled librarian who must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest’s death, arrived on shelves and is raking in rave reviews! “In addition to being a satisfying mystery, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN also powerfully evokes the aesthetics of the time and place it […]

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Thriller Thursday (9/10/15 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (9/10/15 Edition)

We’re seeing stars for today’s #ThrillerThursday picks! THE YEAR OF FEAR by Joe Urschel Two stars for this true crime about the legendary kidnapping case that launched the FBI. “For those interested in the early years of the FBI and gangsters, this is the book to read. Just as this crime held the interest of […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/12/15 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (2/12/15 Edition)

Heists, murders, detectives and psychological suspense—we’ve got a great mystery for every kind of reader this week! AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson A group of tough Brooklyn ex-cons plot revenge against a corrupt Wall Street firm in a heist story that’s Oceans Eleven meets Mystic River. “Highly entertaining…. Clarkson delivers a spirited start to what […]

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#ThrillerThursday: The Softer Side (11/13/14 Edition)

#ThrillerThursday: The Softer Side (11/13/14 Edition)

Victorian England’s amateur sleuth Charles Lenox has been compared to Sherlock Holmes and Dorothy L. Sayers’s Lord Peter Wimsey — his creator, Charles Finch, has been compared to Agatha Christie and Anne Perry. My dear librarian, why haven’t you dipped into this delightful series, yet? A BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH “Vividly capturing the essence of Victorian […]

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Thriller Thursday & CWA Dagger Nomininations!

Thriller Thursday & CWA Dagger Nomininations!

Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’ve got two terrific mysteries AND great news about CWA Dagger Award nominations! FALL OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry “Maberry does some of his best writing in this sequel to 2011’s DEAD OF NIGHT. Maberry, no slouch when it comes to action and suspense, seems to have found new energy here, as though […]

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2013 Agatha Awards nominees!

2013 Agatha Awards nominees!

Malice Domestic logoMalice Domestic recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Agatha Awards and we're very proud to have five great traditional mysteries in the running:

Best Contemporary Novel:

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming 
PAGAN SPRING by G.M. Malliet 
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny 
THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Best Nonfiction:

THE HOUR OF PERIL: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Additionally, Joan Hess (MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award!

The winners will be announced at the 2013 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on May 3, 2014. 

See the full list of 2013 Agatha Award nominees here. Congratulations to all nominees! [...]

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Our 2011 Agatha Award Nominees!

Our 2011 Agatha Award Nominees!

Malice Domestic has nominated quite a few excellent traditional mysteries for the Agatha Awards this year. We are especially excited about all of the fantastic Minotaur titles!

Best Novel:

md logoTHE REAL MACAW
Donna Andrews (author of the 2002 Best Novel and the 1999 Best First Novel)

WICKED AUTUMN
G. M. Malliet (author of the 2008 Best First Novel)

A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
Louise Penny (author of the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Best Novel)

Best Historical Novel:

TROUBLED BONES
Jeri Westerson

The winners will be announced at the 2011 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on April 28, 2012. We'll have our fingers crossed until then!

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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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