2021 Macavity Award Nominees

Congratulations to Macmillan’s 2021 Macavity Award nominees! Best Mystery Novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S.A. CosbyALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise Penny Best First Mystery MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery THE CABINETS OF BARNABY MAYNE by Elsa Hart […]

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3 Stars for THE HOLLY

Julian Rubinstein’s dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core has received THREE starred reviews! THE HOLLY: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American NeighborhoodISBN 9780374168919, on sale 5/11/21 “Journalist Rubinstein tells the haunting story of a former gang member who tried to go straight and ran […]

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Author Spotlight: John Hart (2/4/21)

John Hart, New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner, is known for his raw crime fiction that explores families and relationships. John Hart takes his next adventure to the South at the height of the Vietnam War for even more crime and suspense. THE UNWILLING An Indie Next pick! “We know there’s always […]

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Thriller Thursday: Crime Spotlight (1/21/21)

A riveting Western adventure + a rural noir about small-town secrets and the aftershock of crime + an up-and-coming L.A. detective and a murder case = this #thrillerThursday. OUTLAWED by Anna North A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next pick! “North’s knockout latest (after THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK) chronicles the travails of […]

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Thriller Thursday: Crime (10/22/20)

This Thriller Thursday spotlights crime with the true story of a turning point in Mob history and a crime fiction debut about a family of money launderers. A BROTHERHOOD BETRAYED: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc. by Michael Cannell “Cannell dials in the right level of detail in this grim story […]

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Memoir Spotlight (9/30/20)

This memoir spotlight includes an inspiring story of strength after childhood trauma, a glimpse behind the doors of a therapist’s office, and a doctor’s journey into understanding the final stages of life. DANCING WITH THE OCTOPUS: A Memoir of a Crime by Debora Harding An Indie Next pick! “In this intense debut memoir, Harding writes […]

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Crime Spotlight (8/12/20)

We’re spotlighting crime in fiction and nonfiction with a twist on the rules for murder mysteries, a former FBI agent investigating deadly explosions, an exploration of the global drug trade, and the rise and fall of the ultimate narco. THE EIGHTH DETECTIVE by Alex Pavesi An Indie Next pick! “This inventive debut sees editor Julia […]

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Thriller Thursday: Crime and Pets (7/9/20)

We love our furry friends…especially when they’re helping solve crime! For today’s #ThrillerThursday, we’re spotlighting a daughter in veterinary school falling into a life of crime, a beloved golden retriever assisting his lawyer master, and a lovable canine narrator back on the case. OTHER PEOPLE’S PETS by R.L. Maizes “Following Maizes’s story collection, WE LOVE […]

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Author Spotlight: Linda Castillo (7/6/20)

Today we spotlight LibraryReads Hall of Famer and New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo with her 12th book in the thrilling, suspenseful, and beloved Kate Burkholder series. Kate Burkholder is back in this fast-paced crime fiction when an Amish widower discovers an unconscious woman in a stranded car. Kate recognizes her as a friend […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (5/22/20)

Welcome to Week 7 + 8 of Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Debut crime novel meets a Brooklyn family of money launderers meets chaos in Talia’s pick: Brian Selfon’s THE NIGHTWORKERS. Watch her full video here. CLOUD ATLAS meets LIFE AFTER LIFE meets HOUSE OF LEAVES in […]

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