Archive for May, 2013

Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House”: A Dark, Powerful Coming-of-Age

Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House”: A Dark, Powerful Coming-of-Age

I confess that I have not read Louise Erdrich for years. But when I started hearing from countless friends that her latest book, The Round House, was remarkable and that they found Erdrich in top form, I put a hold on the book at the library. And waited and waited, like many other library patrons, […]

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Reading the Screen: Doc Savage

Reading the Screen: Doc Savage

You might not know this, but before he directed Iron Man 3 Shane Black was developing a Doc Savage movie. According to this story at the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is back on. In case you’ve never met him, Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, is the pulp-fiction hero whose adventures were told, in the […]

Posted in: Books and Movies
Dusty Book: Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

Dusty Book: Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

Chicago police lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels anchors this over-the-top mystery/thriller franchise. In Whiskey Sour, Jack’s personal life is as much a part of the story as her search for a serial killer who is torturing and kiling young women, leaving their corpses displayed in public places around Chiago. Jack’s lecherous former partner is now a PI […]

Posted in: Backlist
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano

Lynn:  So, I’m a mad fan of this duo – Fogliano and Stead!  It started last year with And Then It’s Spring which I loved with a passion and gave to every child I know.  I was lucky to get the galley for If You Want to See a Whale (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter 2013)  at […]

Following the Clues–Links for Mystery Lovers

Following the Clues–Links for Mystery Lovers

In honor of Mystery Month, I’ve been out strolling the internet in search of new websites for the avid mystery lover. I’m going to assume that you are already familiar with the pleasures of sites like Stop You’re Killing Me, the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, Deadly Pleasures, and Mystery Scene Magazine. Here are a few […]

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Agatha Awards

Agatha Awards

We’re a little late in recognizing these Agatha Award winners, but, considering it is Mystery Month here at Booklist, we thought it would be a crime—a crime!—to not pay them some attention. Following is a list of the winners published in the calendar year of 2012, awarded by Malice Domestic, Ltd. to books best typifying the works of […]

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Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday

2 stories from Neil Gaiman & 5 best-sellers from Random House Audio. Download these FREE audiobooks for a summer’s worth of listening! You’ll love Random House’s terrific Try Audiobooks promotion. Tailored to give suggestions to first-time listeners as well as audiobook fans, the site targets your “listening style,” whether you listen while you are crafting, […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
Speaking from Among the Bones

Speaking from Among the Bones

My guest blogger, Patty Whitney, hails from Seabrook, Washington where she is the proprietress of Blind Dog Books, a shop that is a little taste of book-browsing/buying heaven. Anyone who enjoys a good mystery, and hasn’t read one of Alan Bradley’s, Flavia de Luce series, needs to stop whatever they are doing this very minute and find […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Bone Season

Book Trailer Thursday: The Bone Season

Today’s MM BTT combines two of this month’s overarching themes: mysteries, (in case you’ve been hiding under a mossy rock), and our May 15th Spotlight on Sf/Fantasy. What doesn’t Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season contain, according to Donna Seaman’s review and Story behind the Story feature? The Booklist high-demand, starred review predicts many exciting things […]

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Nebula Awards

Nebula Awards

It may be Mystery Month, but our May 15 issue, Spotlight on SF/Fantasy, proves we have more than crime on our minds. And, in a case of cosmic good timing, The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. announced the winners of the 2012 Nebula Awards for outstanding sf/fantasy at their annual banquet this past […]

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