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Booklist’s Annual Craft Disaster: 2017

Booklist’s Annual Craft Disaster: 2017

With our Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening once again upon us, the Booklist Youth Department again decided to see how well they worked for true crafting novices: us. Last year didn’t exactly work out so well (though the rock-hard cardboard sleep mask still wows visitors to the office), but now we’re a year older. A year wiser. […]

The Ten Best Mystery and Suspense Films of All Time (According to One Critic, Anyway)

The Ten Best Mystery and Suspense Films of All Time (According to One Critic, Anyway)

Everybody loves a good top ten list—just ask David Letterman. But selecting only 10 of the best mystery and suspense films ever produced is quite a challenge. After all, I could easily have put at least five movies—if not more—by Alfred Hitchcock on the list, not to mention all those superb BBC and PBS mystery […]

Clues to My Crime: Jay Hosking’s THREE YEARS WITH THE RAT

Clues to My Crime: Jay Hosking’s THREE YEARS WITH THE RAT

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Jay Hosking tells us about what inspired his first novel, Three Years with the Rat, named one of Booklist’s best crime fiction debuts of the year.     THE CITY: Every country has its quintessential urban environment: England has its London, […]

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction  Augustown, by Kei Miller  The Dying Detective, by Leif G. W. Persson  Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton  A Good Country, by Laleh Khadivi  Isadora, by Amelia Gray  The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Title: Riverdale Starring: K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry First Aired: 2016- Where you can watch it: Netflix (the second season premieres next year on The CW) Riverdale is all swirling mist, neon pulsing through the darkness of the night, and a dead […]

Murakami in the Details: What to Read After MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

Murakami in the Details: What to Read After MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

The wait is over: Haruki Murakami’s latest collection of short stories hit shelves last week and yes, indeed—Men Without Women is a definitive seven-part delight. But once you’ve finished, the waiting begins yet again, oh sigh, for Maestro Murakami’s next book. In the meantime, we’ve prepared a mix-and-match pairing of these latest stories with some of Murakami’s older titles—a […]