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It’s Mystery Month 2017!

It’s Mystery Month 2017!

One week from today, Booklist will embark on our most exciting annual ritual: Mystery Month! This year marks the eighth successive month-long celebration of all things mysterious—and my first. I started working here last year just as Mystery Month was wrapping up, and now I’m taking the wheel. How delicious. Tomorrow, we’ll host the first of two […]

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Mystery Month 2016: It’s to Die For
By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Mystery Month 2016: It’s to Die For

Unless you’re serving consecutive life sentences for a crime you committed in frontier days, you’re probably aware that, each May, we at Booklist like to celebrate all things crime fiction with a hootenanny we call Mystery Month. The festivities won’t officially get underway until Monday, May 2, but that doesn’t mean the game isn’t already afoot. Tomorrow, copies […]

Mystery Month 2015 Was a Killer!

Mystery Month 2015 Was a Killer!

Cindy and Lynn: Mystery Month was a real killer! We are dying to continue reading and blogging the mysteries we didn’t get to this month, but we’re setting down our magnifying glasses and taking a week off. Bookends will be back on June 8th with a sea of beach books to share, and don’t worry, […]

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Shelving Genre Fiction: A Mystery Month Dilemma

Shelving Genre Fiction: A Mystery Month Dilemma

Cindy and Lynn: The biggest mystery to solve this month might be where to shelve your mysteries! Melanie A. Lyttle and Shawn D. Walsh wrote a recent blog post about genre shelving over at Public Libraries Online, looking at the divisive issue of how to organize popular fiction genres. Since we are focused on the mystery […]

Mystery Month Starts Today!

Mystery Month Starts Today!

If you subscribe to Booklist, you’ll be receiving your copy of the May 1 issue, our Mystery Showcase, any day now—if you haven’t already. Or just log on to Booklist Online, where you’ll find nearly 200 new reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels, plus many more that we couldn’t fit into the magazine. You’ll […]

1 Day Until Mystery Month!
By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

2 Days Until Mystery Month!
By April 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

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 […]

5 Days Until Mystery Month!
By April 26, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

5 Days Until Mystery Month!

Mystery fans know the agony of waiting: waiting for your favorite author’s next series installment to come out (or, if you’re thrifty, waiting for it to come out in paperback or ebook); waiting for the author to finally reveal whodunit; waiting for that hard-to-find favorite to come back into print. Some waits will go on forever, though, […]