2016 Edgar Nominees & Starred Mysteries

2016 Edgar Nominees & Starred Mysteries

The 2016 Edgar Award nominations were announced earlier this week and Macmillan has 4 contenders: Best Novel NIGHT LIFE by David C. Taylor Best Critical/Biographical THE LOST DETECTIVE: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward Mary Higgins Clark Award A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Frances Brody THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER by Susanna Calkins The winners will […]

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads! We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date! September 2015 #7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson August 2015 #2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny #5 […]

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LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Happy Monday, friends! Our pal and Library Journal Mover & Shaker Kristi Chadwick recently wrote a genre spotlight column on mysteries for LJ and we’re thrilled (pun intended) that it includes so many Macmillan titles: Breaking the Color Barrier SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall (Detective Elouise Norton series) On sale May 19, 2015 […]

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2015 Audie Awards Finalists

2015 Audie Awards Finalists

Terrific news: our friends at Macmillan Audio have 22 finalists in the 2015 Audie Awards! Business/Educational TALK LIKE TED by Carmine Gallo, read by Carmine Gallo Classic THE ODYSSEY by Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, read by Dan Stevens Fantasy WORDS OF RADIANCE by Brandon Sanderson, read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading History/Biography ENDURING […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/9/14 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (10/9/14 Edition)

It’s finally Fall! Temperatures are dropping and our blood is running cold after reading these great mysteries & thrillers: MALICE by Keigo Higashino The #9 October 2014 LibraryReads pick is a literal locked room mystery: an acclaimed novelist is found brutally murdered in his home office—a locked room within a locked house—by his wife and best […]

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Queens Library Mystery Book Buzz 2014

Queens Library Mystery Book Buzz 2014

Today Anne presented all the latest and greatest Mystery titles at the Queens Library “Mystery in the Stacks” Book Buzz. We don’t want anyone to feel left out, so here are the books she talked about: LibraryReads MALICE by Keigo Higashino MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny […]

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Macmillan hits the October 2014 LibraryReads list!

Macmillan hits the October 2014 LibraryReads list!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has THREE fabulous books on the October 2014 LibraryReads list! Coming in at #6 is THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue This creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own is “A sterling example of the new breed of horror: […]

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Thriller Thursday (Stars Edition)

Thriller Thursday (Stars Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are superSTARS! THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny Penny’s highly anticipated tenth Chief Inspector Gamache novel is here! Booklist and Library Journal loved it with the latter warning, “The heartbreaking conclusion will leave series readers blinking back tears.” Keep an eye out for upcoming major media for THE LONG WAY HOME, […]

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Starred Reviews for Salvation of a Saint

Starred Reviews for Salvation of a Saint

Bestselling Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino puts physics professor Manabu Yukawa on another tricky case in SALVATION OF A SAINT (after THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, 2011).

And if the title sounds familiar it might be because Robin Beerbower mentioned this one during the Shout n' Share panel at BEA!

Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee.  His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect except that she was hundreds of miles away at the time of the murder. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her so his assistant does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. 

"Higashino has taken the art and craft of mystery writing to a new level of excellence." -Library Journal (starred review)

"Howdunit, rather than whodunit, appears to be the central question of Edgar-finalist Higashino’s brilliant second mystery. [...] While readers of classic mysteries will be delighted with the elegant solution, the book will also appeal to fans of procedurals that carefully develop the relationships among the investigative team members." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Kirkus Reviews included it as one of their "10 Hot Crime Novels for Colder Days."

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The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees

The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees

We are very proud to have so many excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, nominated for the Edgar Awards this year. 

In their press release the Mystery Writers of America say that the Edgar Awards are "honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2011."

Our 2012 nominees:

Best Novel 

THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino

Best First Novel

LAST TO FOLD by David Duffy
PURGATORY CHASM by Steve Ulfelder

Best Critical Biographical

THE TATTOOED GIRL by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg

Mary Higgins Clark

NOW YOU SEE ME by S.J. Bolton
DEATH ON TOUR by Janice Hamrick
MURDER MOST PERSUASIVE by Tracy Kiely

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The awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC. 

See all of the 2012 Edgar Award Nominees here.

See the full press release from the Mystery Writers of America here.

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