Friday Reads: Minotaur Stars Edition

Friday Reads: Minotaur Stars Edition

TGIF friends! We're in Minotaur #FridayReads heaven with these three mysteries that have multiple starred pre-publication reviews!

THE WOLVERINE BROS. FREIGHT & STORAGE by Steve Ulfelder
As Conway Sax vows to avenge fellow AA member Eudora Spoon's murder, he gets increasingly caught up with family drama between her two sons.

“Action stoked, this complicated thriller-both for the character study and the murder plot-satisfies on many levels. The intense culture of AA and recovery is particularly well done. Pair with Robert Crais or Archer Mayor.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Stellar... Sax, a Spenser-like paladin more plausible than Robert B. Parker’s original Spenser, makes mistakes that are front and center and whose consequences resonate from book to book. Fans will be interested to see what effect this entry’s hard knocks on Sax’s soul have down the line.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE DEVIL MAY CARE by David Housewright
The search for a suddenly missing man entangles unlicensed P.I. Rushmore McKenzie with one of the most powerful—and ruthless—local families.

“Exceptional... Wry humor helps balance the tension in this tale of misguided love and obsession.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Housewright not only delivers steadily growing suspense, but also provides a canny tour of the high and low life in and around the Twin Cities, including an unforgettable tour of the posh Lake Minnetonka. Housewright may be the best Minnesota Noir writer going.” Booklist, starred review

THE LATE SCHOLAR by Jill Paton Walsh
Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective novelist wife, Harriet Vane, return to uncover a disappearance related to a valuable manuscript at Oxford in Walsh's brilliant new continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers's classic mysteries.

“Walsh’s pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Delicious.” Booklist, starred review

What are you reading this Friday? Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib.

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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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Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Boiled Daily at Criminal Element

Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Boiled Daily at Criminal Element

Keep up with all the best in crime and mystery fiction with Criminal Element!

At CriminalElement.com you'll find pre-release excerpts, author interviews, discussion boards on your favorite series, and hot giveaways. Whether you prefer thriller and suspense, hard-boiled noir, detective mysteries or the lighter, cozier side of crime, they've got it covered.

Head over there now to read excerpts from BREAKING SILENCE, PURGATORY CHASM, and GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, or register for their weekly newsletter.

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