Tag: mystery

This Week on Well Read TV: Ian Rankin Talks about RATHER BE THE DEVIL

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Ian Rankin will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest installment to the best-selling Rebus series, Rather Be the Devil, released January 31. Here, “legendary but retired Edinburgh detective” John Rebus revisits a decades-old cold case, only to find himself up against […]

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Supreme Thrills: Brad Meltzer Talks Writing with Anthony Franze

Supreme Thrills: Brad Meltzer Talks Writing with Anthony Franze

In a few short weeks, Booklist will commence our eighth annual celebration of Mystery Month, a bonanza of crime fiction throughout the merry month of May. As a teaser, we present this discussion between Brad Meltzer and Anthony Franze. Meltzer’s first published book, The Tenth Justice, about a Supreme Court law clerk, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. (His most recent, The […]

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2017 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

2017 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

This morning, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, intended to honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016.” The award ceremony will be held on April 27. Until then, here’s a list of nominated titles, linked to their Booklist reviews. For a complete […]

The Year’s Midnight, and the Day’s: Winter Solstice Books

The Year’s Midnight, and the Day’s: Winter Solstice Books

The Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere it marks the shortest day, and thus the longest night, of the year. The solstice has long been seen as a time of change and uncertainty—the perfect atmosphere for modern writers to set stories that reflect the chill of the haunting dark with murder and mayhem as well […]

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13 Espionage Titles for Reacher Creatures

13 Espionage Titles for Reacher Creatures

In Lee Child’s latest bestseller, Night School, we see where ex-MP Jack Reacher cut his cloak-and-dagger teeth alongside FBI and CIA agents. Readers interested in intelligence agency thrillers will snap up these other intriguing tales. The Berlin Game, by Len Deighton The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum The Cairo Affair, by Olen Steinhauer The Company, by […]

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This Week on Well-Read TV: Alexander McCall-Smith Talks about PRECIOUS AND GRACE

This week on Well Read, bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series Alexander McCall-Smith will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, Precious and Grace (2016), released October […]

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Gone Girl: Catherine Egan’s “Julia Vanishes”

Gone Girl: Catherine Egan’s “Julia Vanishes”

Lynn: It’s not so much that 16-year-old Julia vanishes, but that she can somehow make herself “be unseen”—an uncommon and dangerous trait in a world that drowns suspected witches, but one that’s extremely useful for a spy. As Catherine Egan’s Julia Vanishes opens,  Julia is posing as a maid while trying to figure out who or what is […]

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Reviews of the Week: Erika Johansen, B. T. Gottfred, Dava Sobel, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Erika Johansen, B. T. Gottfred, Dava Sobel, 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 September 12 through September 16 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 12  Order to Kill, by Kyle Mills Mills has firmly established himself as […]

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Reviews of the Week: With Lisa Scottoline, Kenneth Oppel, Emma Donoghue and More!

Reviews of the Week: With Lisa Scottoline, Kenneth Oppel, Emma Donoghue and More!

Monday, July 25 Every Hidden Thing, by Kenneth Oppel In the late nineteenth century, Rachel Cartland and Samuel Bolt meet right before their paleontologist fathers get into a fistfight over a newly discovered dinosaur fossil. Locked in a vicious battle of one-upmanship, the professors, along with Rachel and Samuel, separately follow the same lead to […]

Reviews of the Week: Margaret Haddix Brown, Aaron Becker, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Margaret Haddix Brown, Aaron Becker, and more!

Children of Exile by Margaret Haddix Brown Rosi, 12, has lived all her life in sheltered Fredtown, a community of adults who took in refugee children to raise them in a safe environment. Her adoptive parents have lovingly raised Rosi and her little brother, Bobo, but always made it clear that one day they—and all the […]