Happy #ThrillerThursday to THE CAT SITTER AND THE CANARY by John & Blaize Clement! Intrepid heroine and beloved pet-sitter Dixie Hemingway can’t help but investigate when she finds a body at her newest client’s place in the 11th installment of this beloved cozy series. “The Siesta Key setting, with its beachy attractions, adds a lot […]
Tag: Blaize Clement
Thriller Thursday (7/10/14 Edition)
There’s nothing like reading a great thriller in the heat of summer to send chills down your spine. Check out these books for immediate heat relief: THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo Recommended by People Magazine! In Castillo’s latest electrifying Kate Burkholder mystery guaranteed to “keep suspense fans glued to their books and ereaders” (Library […]
Critters & Crime…
To continue our celebration of Booklist's Mystery Month, meet the many cats and dogs dutifully serving alongside our favorite detectives!
THE CAT SITTER'S NINE LIVES by Blaize & John Clement
Pet-sitter and amateur sleuth Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series, now written by her son John. Dixie rescues a man from a car accident, and a day later strange things start to happen—the man she rescued claims to be Dixie's husband, a bookstore owner and his cat vanish, and a mysterious phone call from a new client lures her to a crumbling, abandoned mansion on the outskirts of town.
BLOOD RUBIES by Jane Cleland
In the ninth book in Cleland's mystery series featuring amateur sleuth/antiques appraiser Josie Prescott, celebrity chef Ana Yartsin—known for her Fabergé egg-shaped cakes, as well as the Fabergé Spring Egg snow globe—is planning the desserts for her friend Heather and Jason's upcoming wedding. When Josie arrives to appraise the snow globe, she finds it smashed and Jason dead.
Meet Jane Cleland at ALA Annual!
DOING IT AT THE DIXIE DEW by Ruth Moose
Winner of the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel, Moose's Southern cozy features Beth McKenzie, a proprietor of a bed and breakfast called The Dixie Dew, where guests are being murdered.
THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER! by Kate Funk
OK, OK, it's not a mystery…. But it’s hilarious.
The 2011 Featured Covers Contest!
Enter to win eleven books from our Featured Cover e-newsletter column in 2011!
UPDATE: This contest is closed. Congratulations to winner Linda Beck, Director of Indian Valley Public Library!
t's hard for me to believe that it's been an entire year since I joined the Macmillan party. In that time I've had a blast blogging, sending galleys, exhibiting at conferences, and working on our monthly e-newsletter (what's that? You don't subscribe?! Get on it!).
Each e-newsletter features a unique and totally rad dust jacket for your viewing pleasure. In honor of an excellent year, we are giving you a chance to win all of our featured titles for your personal shelf!
Let's take a look back at the Featured Covers from 2011:
January - Ali arrives at Macmillan (cue trumpets)!
February - CAT SITTER AMONG THE PIGEONS (mass market)
March - 21 ESSENTIAL AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
April - DEADLY THREADS
May - EVIL ECLAIRS (mass market)
June - PARADISE DOGS
July - CHIHUAHUA OF THE BASKERVILLES
August - DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS
September - NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT (galley)
October - BARBARY DOGS
November - BEST FRIENDS, OCCASIONAL ENEMIES
December - THE SISTERS (we also featured SMUT, ONE MOMENT ONE MORNING, and WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG as covers with adorable teacups)
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will win all eleven books listed above. The books are hardcovers except where noted otherwise.
Librarians, enter to win this pile of books by sending your name, your library, and your full mailing address to Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com (Subject: Featured Cover Giveaway) by next Wednesday, January 18th. UPDATE: contest is now closed.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below!
The Word of the Day: KITTENS?!
Teens, chocolate, crafts, economics, and now... kittens!
It's Friday, and that means it's the perfect time to talk about a ridiculously adorable trend in mysteries: crime solving cats! Here are a few gems for you:
THE CAT SITTER'S PAJAMAS
Celebrity hijinks, counterfeit fashion, and KITTENS IN HAMMOCKS!?
NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT
Murder, mayhem, and KITTENS IN THE KITCHEN?!
SLEIGHT OF PAW
And of course we had to feature this amazing Magical Cats Mystery that our buddies over at Penguin sent us that's full of secrets, library books, and KITTENS WITH MAGIC POWERS?!