Booklist Webinar: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries

Booklist Webinar: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries

If you missed Booklist's "Beyond Bestsellers: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries" webinar, then you missed some very enthusiastic mystery recommendations from our very own, Talia, but don't fret! The webmasters over on the Booklist site just posted an archived recording of the entire presentation (find it here).

Readers want more than just bestsellers, says Readers' Advisory expert and Booklist columnist Joyce Saricks, and librarians have an obligation to alert their patrons to wonderful authors who don't necessarily top the sales charts. Saricks will share her discoveries about what really circulates and how librarians can help spread the news. Representatives from four publishers—Macmillan, Severn House, AudioGO, and Felony & Mayhem—will preview the best titles from their forthcoming lists. Booklist Online Senior Editor Keir Graff moderates.

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The 2011 Edgar Award-Winners!

The 2011 Edgar Award-Winners!

Well, we couldn't be happier. A few of our favorite 2010 mystery authors walked out of the Grand Hyatt Hotel last night as Edgar Award-winners! A huge congratulations to everyone nominated; this year's list was full of nail-biting thillers, chilling crime, and simply great mystery writing. Our winners are as follows:

Winner for Best Novel:

THE LOCK ARTIST by Steve Hamilton

Winner for Best First Novel by an American Author:

ROGUE ISLAND by Bruce Desilva

The 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award-winners were announced April 28th, 2011 at a black tie gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The Edgars honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010.

[UPDATE]We just dug up four ROGUE ISLAND galleys that were hiding in the back of our shelves. If you would like a copy of this Edgar Award-winner, send your name, library, and full mailing address to: Library @MacmillanUSA.com.

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Spring Mysteries Webinar

Spring Mysteries Webinar

Thursday, March 3, noon - 1PM EST

Catch Talia announcing Macmillan's hottest mystery titles for Spring 2011! She'll be letting you in on Macmillan's upcoming whodunits, cozies, historicals, police procedurals, and detective tales. 

This event is moderated by Wilda Williams, Editor and Mystery Book Reviewer at Library Journal. Talia's co-panelists include her hero/idol/demigod, Virginia Stanley of HarperCollins Publishers, as well as Kate Lyall and Edwin Buckhalter of Severn House Publishers.

Register for this free event here: www.LibraryJournal.com/MysterySpring2011

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Seven Stars, Two Mysteries

Seven Stars, Two Mysteries

Two mysteries. One Canadian, the other Icelandic. Seven starred reviews (Kirkus, we love you, but stop being... well... Kirkus). I'll let the reviews speak for themselves.

Bury Your Dead: "Brilliantly provocative" --Library Journal

"One of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving
mysteries in years." --Booklist

"Bring on the awards." --Kirkus

"Few writers in any
genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same
scene." --Publishers Weekly

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Double Debut: Both Starred!

Double Debut: Both Starred!

Do your patrons have a craving for historical mysteries? Great, because two fantastic debuts are heading their way.

The Holy Thief: In Soviet Russia, an investigator must scramble to find the murderer of an American girl. One wrong step means exile in Siberia.

"Ryan re-creates the toxic, terrorized atmosphere by plunging Korolev into a
ghastly web where nothing is what it seems" --Library Journal (starred review)

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An Austen Remix that Stands on its Own!

An Austen Remix that Stands on its Own!

"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." --Lionel Trilling

Well, that's been changed. Lynn Shepherd has taken the classic work and turned it on its head. Unlikeable characters are now charming. The honest now scheme. And now, there's a murder.

But Murder at Mansfield isn't just for the Jane Austen fan. It stands on its own as a fantastic mystery. Maybe you don't need zombies to bring new readers to the classics!

"First-timer Shepherd remains true to Austen's style while providing a sound pzuzle. Janeites may be delighted or appaled, but more impartial readers will find much to enjoy." Kirus Reviews (starred review)

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A Malice-ful Debut!

A Malice-ful Debut!

Ex-cop Moriah Dru thought she was on vacation, but that ends when a local judge asks her to help find missing sisters. What she uncovers is not an isolated incident, but a string of kidnappings, perpetrated by a sex-trafficking cartel with members named after chess pieces. And a snitch reveals that Moriah's only chance to find the sisters is before they're flown out of the country, to Costa Rica.

The latest winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, The End Game features a strong new heroine in a vivid Southern setting. Gerrie Ferris Finger puts a new spin on the classic mystery novel.

"Well-researched plot and snappy dialogue." --Publishers Weekly

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