Tag: Mystery Month

This Week on Well Read TV: Ann Cleeves Talks about COLD EARTH

This week on Well Read—just in time for Booklist’s annual Mystery Month—award-winning crime-writer Ann Cleeves will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Cold Earth, released April 18. The seventh book in Cleeve’s wildly popular Shetland series, Cold Earth zeroes in on inspector Jimmy Perez’s hunt for the identity […]

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Small-Press Lineup: Down & Out Books

Small-Press Lineup: Down & Out Books

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again! Legal Name and Alias: Eric Campbell, Founder and CEO/Publisher Accomplices: Rick Ollerman, Editor, Down & Out: The […]

True Crime for Middle-Graders: KATE WARNE PINKERTON DETECTIVE

True Crime for Middle-Graders: KATE WARNE PINKERTON DETECTIVE

Lynn: We love finding picture books for Mystery Month! Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective (2017) by Marissa Moss is not only a picture book biography of the first woman detective, but tells the story of Warne’s role in a pivotal case that helped establish the reputation of the Pinkerton Agency. It’s true crime for the middle-grade […]

Amateur Sleuths, Spooky Help: Cozy Mysteries with Ghosts

Amateur Sleuths, Spooky Help: Cozy Mysteries with Ghosts

Places where murders occur are both creepy and fascinating. Reality television shows seek proof that ghosts are not only among the living, but trying to complete unfinished personal business. People hold seances and consult Ouija boards to communicate with the dead. This interest and belief in ghostly spirits spills into crime fiction. The following series titles, linked […]

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Rereading Mysteries, Reveling in Childhood Nostalgia: Not Overrated

Rereading Mysteries, Reveling in Childhood Nostalgia: Not Overrated

When I started my “mystery mystery” project last year, I really enjoyed going through my collection and pulling mysteries to put into brown paper bags in order to entice students to read those books.  I grew nostalgic thinking of my own mystery-loving self as an elementary school kid. But as I wrapped up the books, […]

Clues to My Crime: Kristen Lepionka’s THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK

Clues to My Crime: Kristen Lepionka’s THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, debut author Kristen Lepionka explains the things that influenced her novel, The Last Place You Look, the first book in a new series about private investigator Roxane Weary.   I get asked a lot about […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Agnete Friis, Danielle Winslow, Haylen Beck, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Agnete Friis, Danielle Winslow, Haylen Beck, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 1 through 5—all crime fiction titles in honor of Mystery Month— so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, May 1  What My Body Remembers, by Agnete […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: Happy Valley

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Happy Valley

Title: Happy Valley Starring: Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran First aired: April 2014–March 2016 (BBC) Where you can watch it: Netflix, Amazon One of the most absorbing and wrenching cop shows I’ve seen in years, the ironically named Happy Valley is set in a West Yorkshire town where it sometimes seems as though half the population is trying […]

Shelf Evaluation: Mystery Series Comfort Reading

Shelf Evaluation: Mystery Series Comfort Reading

Lynn: What does a youth book blogger read when she needs a break from beginner readers and teen angst? For me, it is often mysteries and, as you can tell by the battered copies in my Shelf Evaluation photo, old mysteries! Yes, I admit it, this picture reveals some of my most closely held secret […]

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2017

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2017

For the past 21 years, Booklist has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring. For the past eight, The Booklist Reader has augmented that showcase with Mystery Month, which lasts throughout May. As we embark on our 2017 celebration, we bring you this list of the year’s best crime fiction from the May 1 issue of […]

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