Author Spotlight: Ann Cleeves (9/10/20)

Today we spotlight New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author extraordinaire Ann Cleeves. In her ninth adventure, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope discovers a mysterious car on the side of the road on a snowy winter night with a toddler in the back seat and no one in sight. THE DARKEST EVENING: A Vera Stanhope […]

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Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

Who doesn’t love a good role-play murder mystery?! To celebrate the publication of her latest Vera Stanhope novel, THE DARKEST EVENING, Ann Cleeves has penned a short mystery you can act out with your friends/patrons! Download the full script here. THE DARKEST EVENING: A Vera Stanhope Novel; ISBN 9781250204509; on sale 9/8/20 […]

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Thriller Thursday (4/26/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (4/26/18 Edition)

Sleuths abound in today’s #ThrillerThursday reads! ANTIQUE BLUES by Jane K. Cleland Josie Prescott must confront suspicious antiques dealers and her own friend’s killer in the twelfth mystery in this beloved cozy series set in New Hampshire. “The 12th title in Cleland’s character-driven series is as fascinating as its predecessors with plenty of details that […]

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Free Ann Cleeves Murder Mystery Game!

Free Ann Cleeves Murder Mystery Game!

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of THE GLASS ROOM (book #5 in the Vera Stanhope series, on sale 4/24 simultaneously in hardcover and trade paperback), Ann Cleeves developed a murder mystery game to be performed at libraries and bookstores! The script is designed to be read by four actors, and directions on how to stage […]

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2018 Edgar & Barry Award Nominees + New Mysteries

2018 Edgar & Barry Award Nominees + New Mysteries

Didja see our 2018 Edgar nominees?! Plus the following mysteries are up for the 2018 Barry Awards: Best First Novel THE DRY by Jane Harper Best Thriller TRAP THE DEVIL by Ben Coes Winners will be announced September 6, 2018 at Bouchercon. Now on to this week’s new mysteries! THE MITFORD MURDERS by Jessica Fellowes […]

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All Things Ann Cleeves! (And a Free Murder Mystery Game)

All Things Ann Cleeves! (And a Free Murder Mystery Game)

Friends, we can’t get enough of Ann Cleeves. The prolific mystery author of the Vera Stanhope and Shetland Island series is being awarded the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger, which is the highest honor in British Crime Writing! Did you also know that in 2016, Ann was appointed as a National Libraries Day ambassador, […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/23/17 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (2/23/17 Edition)

Sleuths from 16th century England to the present abound in our #ThrillerThursday picks: THE CROW TRAP by Ann Cleeves (also available in trade paperback) DI Vera Stanhope investigates a murder that rips through a group of women conducting an environmental survey. “Published in the UK in 1998 and just now released in the United States, […]

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LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2017 Galley Guide

LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2017 Galley Guide

So many galleys, so little time! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert put together a guide for ALA Midwinter 2017, so you know just what to grab. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth #1818 (and don’t forget to drop in during the United for Libraries (UFL) Spotlight on Adult Literature, Saturday, 1/21, from 2:00 […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/6/16 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (10/6/16 Edition)

Two LibraryReads picks, a Prohibition mystery, and Vera Stanhope returns in this week’s #ThrillerThursday picks: ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris An October 2016 LibraryReads pick! #1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book (the first in over a decade!) in which the […]

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Thriller Thursday (12/3/15 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (12/3/15 Edition)

Follow a super sleuth in each of these mysteries on shelves now: HARBOUR STREET by Ann Cleeves Two stars for Cleeves’s latest entry in her D.I. Vera Stanhope series. “The fatal stabbing of 70-year-old Margaret Krukowski on a train car filled with Christmas shoppers propels British author Cleeves’s excellent sixth mystery featuring Northumbrian Det. Insp. […]

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