Author Archive: Eugenia Williamson

Eugenia Williamson is the former Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist.

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Reviews of the Week, with Zhou Haohui, Lauren DeStefano, and Bill Clinton

Reviews of the Week, with Zhou Haohui, Lauren DeStefano, and Bill Clinton

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 21–25 below.   Monday, May 21 Death Notice, by Zhou Haohui When Captain Pei Tao of the suburban Longzhou police is found crouched over the […]

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The Five Worst Crime Novel Adaptations

The Five Worst Crime Novel Adaptations

For last year’s #MysteryMonth, Michael Cart gave us a list of his top suspense films of all time. However, most films are nowhere near as good as Double Indemnity or Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The sad truth of it is that some films are just the worst. And some of the very worst thrillers are adapted […]

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Small-Press Lineup: Calexia Press

Small-Press Lineup: Calexia 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 and Alias:  Jamie Freveletti    Accomplices:  Various editors, graphic designers, marketing advertising personnel, […]

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2017 Nebula Winners Announced

2017 Nebula Winners Announced

I’m beginning to wonder what N. K. Jemisin’s trophy collection looks like. I met a much-lauded children’s book writer who had one measly National Book Award that he used as a paperweight. Jemisin, however, has won this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel, making 2018 her third consecutive year of taking home a major science […]

Against Royalty: Books for Royal Wedding Buzzkills

Against Royalty: Books for Royal Wedding Buzzkills

You may not have heard, but the Royal Wedding is tomorrow. Of course, there are those among us who would rather spend the day starching underwear than pay it any mind. Whether your objection to these nuptials derives from an opposition to the concept of monarchy, a disdain for finding entertainment in an aristocratic ritual […]

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June LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

June LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its June 2018 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided the ordering information. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Just in time for #MysteryMonth, the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon, has announced the nominees for the 2018 Anthony Awards, to be presented on September 8 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Booklist Reader has been lucky enough to feature contributions from four of this year’s nominated authors. Read what inspired Anthony Award-nominated novels from Jane Harper, Kristin […]

2018 Edgar Awards Announced

2018 Edgar Awards Announced

Last night in a New York ceremony, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2018 Edgar Awards. To learn what books and movies inspired Jordan Harper’s award-winning first novel, check out what he wrote for us last year. Don’t forget to tune into this year’s Mystery Month, coming in May. To follow […]

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The Booklist Reader Guide to the Bhagwan

The Booklist Reader Guide to the Bhagwan

Have you gotten through Wild, Wild Country on Netflix yet? If so, you’re in good company: several Booklist staffers are immersed in the six-part documentary about what happened when the Rajneeshee cult, led by Bhagwan Shree Ranjeesh,  moved to rural Oregon (spoiler alert: nuthin’ good!). Even though the film is longer than a Rolls Royce, […]

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Further Reading: Holding Hands

Further Reading: Holding Hands

Our President made waves with his hand-holding technique while receiving Emmanuel Marcon at the White House yesterday. The characters in the charming picture books below, linked to their Booklist reviews, might prove instructional in future diplomatic meetings.   All of Us, by Carin Berger Parents and their little ones will love this disarmingly simple poem about […]

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