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Mystery Month Cover Trend: Yellow Sans Serif Fonts

Mystery Month Cover Trend: Yellow Sans Serif Fonts

For Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month, which begins today, I’ve rounded up the suspense, crime, thriller, and mystery cover trend of 2018 and 2019: the yellow sans serif title. We all know not to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean covers aren’t important communicative tools. And for the last two years, […]

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Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Happy anniversary to us! Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month will be here before we know it, starting on May 1. This year, we’d like you to contribute: Are you a member of a mystery-themed book group? Are you a librarian who loves to make creative, mystery-themed book displays? (Are you both?) We want to hear […]

Mystery Month? Bookends Has You Covered!

Mystery Month? Bookends Has You Covered!

Cindy and Lynn: It’s May, and you know what that means! Booklist is rolling out their May 1 Mystery Showcase and The Booklist Reader will be focused on mysteries, crime, and sleuthing all month long. We have been training our magnifying glasses on recent book covers to fit the theme. It’s no mystery that despite admonishments […]

It’s Mystery Month 2018!

It’s Mystery Month 2018!

A week from now, Booklist will embark on our most exciting ritual: Mystery Month! This year marks the ninth annual, month-long celebration of all things mysterious. This Thursday, April 26, we’ll host the first of two Mystery Month webinars at 1pm CST. Annie Bostrom, Booklist’s associate editor of adult books, will preview forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage […]

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
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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 […]