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Book Trailer Thursday: THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS

When the doctors removed a tumor from Flora Banks’ brain at the age of 10, she also lost her ability to form new memories. Now, at 17, one memory sticks out—kissing Drake. The trailer for The One Memory of Flora Banks (Philomel) follows Flora as she traverses a tundra, determined to find Drake in Norway […]

7 Ate 9: a Mathematical Detective Tale

7 Ate 9: a Mathematical Detective Tale

Cindy: 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story (2017) by Tara Lazar will have young readers adding up clues in order to understand 9’s mysterious disappearance. A panicked 6 awakens Detective Al F. Bet, snoozing at his desk, to tell him 9 is missing. Rumor has it that 7 ate 9—and 6 is sure that 7 is coming for him […]

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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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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Small-Press Lineup: Black Heron Press

Small-Press Lineup: Black Heron Press

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: Jerry Gold Aliases: Big Jere; The Boss Accomplices: J. C., editing Willa Jean, marketing […]

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Talking with Barbara Bourland about her Debut Mystery, I’LL EAT WHEN I’M DEAD

Talking with Barbara Bourland about her Debut Mystery, I’LL EAT WHEN I’M DEAD

  Barbara Bourland’s debut mystery, I’ll Eat When I’m Dead (Grand Central), unfolds from the offices of the fictional RAGE Fashion Book, a groundbreakingly ethical magazine. I loved the book’s characters, especially tough, smart fashion editor Cat Ono, its industry-insider mood with just the right amount of froth and gloss (in other words, a lot), and the way […]

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Clues to My Crime: Jane Harper’s THE DRY

Clues to My Crime: Jane Harper’s THE DRY

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. Jane Harper inaugurates this new feature by telling us about the painting, song, TV show, book, and place that informed the writing of her award-winning, reader- and librarian favorite novel, The Dry.   The Australian setting is at […]

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YORK: A Treasure Hunt in an Alternate NYC

YORK: A Treasure Hunt in an Alternate NYC

Lynn: Just when I started to feel a little jaded—March does that to me—I read Laura Ruby’s wonderful new book, York: The Shadow Cipher (May 2017). This new series-opener is the perfect antidote to my grumpy case of the blahs that accompany the mud, temperature swings, and general brownness of my least-favorite month. The story […]

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Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]