Archive for April, 2015

1 Day Until Mystery Month!
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1 Day Until Mystery Month!

You’ve nearly made it. You followed the clues, outwitted a criminal mastermind, and made the intimate acquaintance of a good-looking redhead, meanwhile surviving a car trash, a train wreck, and a night in the slammer. The treasure you seek is so close you can almost taste it—although, really, who wants to taste a million bucks […]

2015 Edgar Award Winners Announced

2015 Edgar Award Winners Announced

The Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners of 2015 were announced last evening. The award honors the best titles in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television, published or produced in 2014. Visit the Mystery Writers of America‘s website to learn more about the Edgars, and see the press release here. Below are the winning titles, with Booklist […]

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2 Days Until Mystery Month!
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2 Days Until Mystery Month!

You think you know about waiting? How about waiting for the L train at a platform in the middle of the Dan Ryan Expressway, with the Hawk blowing in off Lake Michigan so hard you’ve got to hold on so you don’t get blown over the tracks into the middle of rush-hour traffic? And then you find […]

Is There a Poem in YOUR Pocket?

Is There a Poem in YOUR Pocket?

Cindy: Things are certainly ramping up for Booklist’s May Mystery Month, but hold on, it’s still April and it’s still National Poetry Month! Tomorrow is the national Poem in Your Pocket Day and that is always worth celebrating. This year I created quick tabletop displays in both middle-school libraries. I cut the pockets out of […]

All the Best Books Compilation: The Final Word on the Best of 2014

All the Best Books Compilation: The Final Word on the Best of 2014

Beginning last November, you saw dozens of lists claiming to identify the best books of 2014. But when you think about it, that’s a big claim. Had the writer of the article read a sizable fraction of the books published in that year? Not likely. And even if the list is compiled by multiple reviewers, […]

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The May 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 379 new reviews and 13 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

3 Days Until Mystery Month!
By April 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

3 Days Until Mystery Month!

So you attended today’s webinar, “Killer Crime Fiction for Mystery Month” and registered for the next one, “Discovering Great Mysteries Hidden in Plain Sight.” You hacked into your library’s catalog and put more books on hold than you could read if you were a con pulling a seven-year stretch. But still your hands just won’t stop […]

4 Days Until Mystery Month!
By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

4 Days Until Mystery Month!

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five . . . the countdown is unbearable, isn’t it? And now, with only FOUR DAYS until the start of Booklist‘s Mystery Month, we can’t blame you if you’re feeling so desperate that you’ve started cutting off your own fingers in the mad hope that the wait will somehow become shorter. Don’t […]

Roz Chast Wins the Heinz Award

Roz Chast Wins the Heinz Award

On April 23rd, the Heinz Family Foundation named New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast the recipient of the 20th Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities category for her 2014 graphic memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? An only child, Chast recorded her experiences caring for her aging parents in their final years with […]

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You Won’t Need to Con Kids Into Reading Tricky Vic

You Won’t Need to Con Kids Into Reading Tricky Vic

Lynn:  What IS it that intrigues us about crooks? People seem to have a fascination with their sneaky ways even while we shake our heads at their exploits. Kids are just as interested and I can attest to the instant appeal of Greg Pizzoli’s entry into the field, Tricky Vic: the Impossibly True Story of […]