Booklist Mystery Month 2018, Our Agatha Award Winner & #ThrillerThursday Picks

Booklist Mystery Month 2018, Our Agatha Award Winner & #ThrillerThursday Picks

First, a HUGE congratulations to Louise Penny’s GLASS HOUSES, which won the 2017 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel! It’s Mystery Month over at Booklist, and Bill Ott named 3 of our books “The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2018” (for books reviewed between May 1, 2017, and April 15, 2018): Top 10 Crime Novels HELLBENT […]

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Thriller Thursday (4/19/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (4/19/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday, friends! First, some nice news: the Albany Public Library Foundation has named Frankie Y. Bailey (THE RED QUEEN DIES; WHAT THE FLY SAW) a 2018 Literary Legends honoree. A gala honoring Bailey and others will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Albany Public Library’s historic Howe Branch. Don’t forget to […]

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April 2018 All-Stars

April 2018 All-Stars

These books are swimming in stars—make sure to add them to your shelves ASAP! WITCHMARK by C.L. Polk “Polk’s stellar debut, set in an alternate early 20th century in an England-like land recovering from a WWI-like war, blends taut mystery, exciting political intrigue, and inventive fantasy . . . The final revelations are impossible to […]

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Library Journal’s Best Spring/Summer 2018 Debut Novels

Library Journal’s Best Spring/Summer 2018 Debut Novels

Library Journal pre-pub buzz maven Barbara Hoffert shared her picks for “spring and summer titles you should have on your radar,” including these four Macmillan debuts: SEMIOSIS by Sue Burke Colonists escaping an environmentally imploding Earth make an emergency landing on a planet they weren’t aiming for, and generations of humans grow up there, evolving […]

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For Your Consideration: April 2018 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: April 2018 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the April 2018 LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due February 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines. AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline Anna is a drop-dead gorgeous sixteen-year-old with a secret dark side and when she turns up dead, all fingers point to her stepfather. […]

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Booklist’s “Pulse Pounding Mysteries for Fall” Webinar Titles

Booklist’s “Pulse Pounding Mysteries for Fall” Webinar Titles

It’s a gray and rainy day in NYC, perfect for buzzing about mysteries! Here are the titles Anne presented at Booklist‘s “Pulse Pounding Mysteries for Fall” webinar: THE HUSH* | John Hart | 9781250012302 | Out 2/27/18 (LR: 12/20) AFTER ANNA* | Lisa Scottoline | 9781250099655 | Out 4/10/18 (LR: 2/20) HELLBENT | Gregg Hurwitz […]

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