Every year we offer a crime fiction webinar on the Tuesday before Halloween, and that’s no coincidence. The holiday echoes the genre nicely, from the sweetly costumed toddlers and cozies all the way through to the horrific Jason-masked teens and serial killers.
It’s also, in our minds, the start of the best weather for crime fiction. Certainly we read the genre all year round (see: May is Mystery Month), but there’s something about the now-bare trees, shorter days, and longer, colder nights that makes an irresistible backdrop for crime fiction reading. With that in mind, here are some webinars that will assist you in compiling a “Mystery TBR” list that should keep you reading right through until spring.
Crime Fiction: Cult Classics & Hot New Titles (October 27, 2015)
David Wright, Reader Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, kicks off the program by sharing some of his favorite crime-fiction cult classics, all recently reprinted or still in print. Representatives from Amazon Publishing, Oceanview Press, Severn House, and Soho Crime preview the hottest mysteries from their forthcoming lists.
Discovering Great Mysteries Hidden in Plain Sight (May 19, 2015)
Booklist reviewer John Charles reveals the secrets of working with readers to help them find the right books. Representatives from Books on Tape, Penguin Random House, Poisoned Pen Press, and Seventh Street Books share their best forthcoming crime fiction titles.
Killer Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (April 28, 2015)
We kick off Booklist’s sixth annual Mystery Month with representatives from HarperCollins, Pegasus Books, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and Soho Crime sharing the most exciting titles from their lists of new and forthcoming titles.