Friends, thank you for a GREAT ALA Annual! We’re headed back to the east coast and taking a well-deserved vacation this week. If you’re also off for the Independence Day weekend, here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Talia’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz: HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall | October 20, 2015 | 9781250068828 FURIOUSLY […]
Barry Award-winners are chosen for their excellence in the field of crime fiction and we're celebrating because two of our favorites are on the top of the list!
2011 Barry Award-winner for Best Novel:
THE LOCK ARTIST by Steve Hamilton
2011 Barry Award-winner for Best First Novel:
THE POACHER'S SON by Paul Doiron
June 23th–28th, 2011, Booth #1126
Friday, June 24th
- 5:30pm Julie Cross will sign copies of TEMPEST in our booth #1126.
Saturday, June 25th*
- 10:00am John Hart will sign copies of IRON HOUSE in the Baker & Taylor booth #2049.
- 11:00am Rhys Bowen and Jane Cleland will sign copies of BLESS THE BRIDE and DEADLY THREADS in our booth #1126.
- 12:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of SUMMER RENTAL in our booth #1126.
- 1:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will speak on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage at the back of the 1400 aisle.
- 1:30pm "Celebrating Southern Writers" with John Hart (IRON HOUSE) at MCC #335-336.
- 4:00pm "Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs" with Margaux Fragoso (TIGER, TIGER) at MCC #283.
*Saturday is also Mystery Day on the Pop Top Stage featuring Minotaur authors Ro Harris, Jane Cleland, Nancy Martin, Michael Wiley, Steve Hamilton, Barbara Fister, Rhys Bowen and Cathy Pickens!
- 10:00am "Traditional Mysteries: Who are the new Jane Marples?" with authors Rhys Bowen, Nancy Martin, Rosemary Harris, and moderator Jane Cleland.
- 11:00am "Tough Guys" with authors Steve Hamilton and Michael Wiley.
- 12:00pm An interview with Cathy Pickens.
- 1:00pm BrownBag Lunchtime Interview with Rosemary Harris.
- 2:00pm "Attention to Detail: how research adds to the mystery" with authors Rhys Bowen, Jane Cleland, and moderator Michael Wiley.
- 3:00pm "Laugh or I’ll Kill You" with authors Rosemary Harris, Nancy Martin, and Cathy Pickens.
- 4:00pm "Mystery Chicks and Private Dicks" with author Barbara Fister.
Sunday, June 26th
- 9:00am Coffee Klatch featuring Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at J.W. Marriott (614 Canal Street) and lle de France Ball Room sponsored by YALSA.
- 9:00am Rosemary Harris will sign SLUGFEST in our booth #1126.
- 10:30am The Alex Award winners panel and book signing with featured speakers Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at MCC #383-385.
- 10:30am ALTAFF’s “Mysteries @ your Library” with featured speakers Erica Spindler (WATCH ME DIE) and Bill Loehfelm (THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS) at MCC #268.
- 12:30pm From the Inside(rs) Out: AAP/ Book Buzz Editor’s Panel with Nancy Pearl and John Sherer.
- 1:30pm ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book” panel with featured speaker Ellen Bryson (THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO) at MCC #269.
Monday, June 27th
- 9:00am Justin Spring and Wendy Moffat will sign copies of SECRET HISTORIAN and A GREAT UNRECORDED HISTORY in our booth #1126.
- 2:00pm ALTAFF’s Gala Author Tea with Nevada Barr (BURN) at MCC #293-296.
Nominees for the 2011 Anthony Awards have been posted and there are some fantastic novels on their list! Look at all these chilling/thrilling/gut-spilling Macmillan titles:
Best Paperback Original
EXPIRATION DATE, Duane Swierczynski
Winners will be announced at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.
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.
It's Tuesday and I'm feeling sassy, so I'm dubbing today March Minotaur Mystery Madness Day!
I pulled together two delicious mystery snack packs* for you to get your hands on. Click either box to email library at macmillanusa dot com and add your preference for "Combo A" or "Combo B" in the Subject Line (yes, yes, you can enter to win both!). Get those entries in before Thursday.
UPDATE: Contest now closed. Thanks to those who entered. Winners have been notified!
THE LOCK ARTIST, by Steve Hamilton: This Alex Award winning thriller is, as The New York Times Book Review said, "too good for words."
BAD BIRD, by Chris Knopf: Knopf kicks off his second Hamptons mystery with an explosive beginning, then pulls us back to the past of roguish lawyer Jackie Swaitkowski, and throws in a few twists before the end. Hold on tight!
THE KENKEN KILLINGS, by Parnell Hall: There are actually KenKen and crosswords in the pages of this book so you can solve this fun and quick witted puzzle mystery!
36 YALTA BOULEVARD, by Olen Steinhauer: Steinhauer earned this subtle and intelligent political thriller starred reviews from both Booklist and Library Journal.
PAST TENSE, by Catherine Aird: This elegant and mischievious whodunit earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
THE CURSE-MAKER, by Kelli Stanley: Booklist calls this one "an engrossing mystery, in which the first murder leads to a typically Roman orgy of revenge," with "fascinating and never heavy-handed information on Roman life," (yep, a starred review for this one, as well).
Every year the crime fiction connoisseurs over at Deadly Pleasures offer awards of excellence to exceptional novels and short stories in several categories. The 2011 Barry Award nominees have been posted!
BLOOD HARVEST by S. J. Bolton has been nominated for Best British Novel!
Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce on the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, its Nominees for the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010. [...]
I am pleased to announce that the following 2 titles received the 2011 Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association:
Courtney Summers' Some Girls Are made the 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers TOP TEN list and the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.[...]