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Discovering Daniel Woodrell
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Discovering Daniel Woodrell

In the May 1, 2019, Booklist, I wrote the first of what I promised would be a series of pieces about my 40 years of reading and reviewing crime fiction for Booklist. The second installment of that proposed series is arriving a bit later than planned, but here it is. I’m moving on to the […]

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Get to Know the Mysteries-in-Translation Discussion Group

Get to Know the Mysteries-in-Translation Discussion Group

Facilitator: Linda A. Perkins Years of operation: Five and a half years *      *      * Tell us about your book group. Our group began as a follow-up to a class, Murder on Ice: Crime and Detection in Scandinavian Literature, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of California, Berkeley. It […]

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There’s Something about Amelia

There’s Something about Amelia

When Elizabeth Peters’s first Amelia Peabody mystery, The Crocodile on the Sandbank, appeared in print in 1975, Peters had no way of knowing Amelia would become a role model for a host of intrepid female protagonists. In fact, Peters (a pseudonym for American writer Barbara Mertz), who held a PhD in Egyptology from the University […]

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Unraveling the Mysteries Within: Talking with Megan Miranda about THE LAST HOUSE GUEST

Unraveling the Mysteries Within: Talking with Megan Miranda about THE LAST HOUSE GUEST

Megan Miranda is the author of 10 mystery and suspense novels for adult and young adult readers, including the New York Times best-seller All The Missing Girls. Her latest YA novel, Come Find Me, which published in January, follows two teenagers whose investigations into family tragedies lead them to one another. In June, Simon & […]

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Move Over, Miss Marple

Move Over, Miss Marple

Ever since Edgar Allan Poe introduced readers to Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin in 1841, the amateur detective has played an important role in the world of mysteries. However, perhaps because of the influence of Agatha Christie’s redoubtable Miss Marple, who spent more than 40 years weeding out murderers in St. Mary Mead, or the […]

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Get to Know the Gwinnett County Public Library “Novel Crimes” Book Group

Get to Know the Gwinnett County Public Library “Novel Crimes” Book Group

Leader/Organizer: Danny Hanbery, Supervisory Librarian, Gwinnett County Public Library, Collins Hill Branch Years of operation: 2.5 *      *      * Tell us about your book group.  We wanted to start a book group, and in libraries, a lot of our circulation comes from the mystery section. As a mystery reader myself, I decided I’d try to […]

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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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2019 Edgar Awards Announced

2019 Edgar Awards Announced

The 2019 Edgar Awards were announced last night during the MWA’s seventy-third gala banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Here at Booklist, we’re gearing up for our tenth annual Mystery Month celebration and Mystery Showcase issue, both of which are mere days away! (Next week, be sure to keep an eye […]

Girl Detectives Take the Case

Girl Detectives Take the Case

With Booklist‘s celebration of the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century well underway—and our tenth annual Mystery Month fast approaching—now is the perfect time to revisit this collection of gutsy girls in middle-grade mystery novels, originally published in the January issue of Booklandia.  There’s a proud tradition of girl detectives in middle-grade lit. […]

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Sisters in Crime Opens 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Submissions

Sisters in Crime Opens 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Submissions

Sisters in Crime (SinC) has opened the submissions review process for the 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award. The award, named after the late trailblazing crime fiction author, has celebrated excellence and diversity in crime writing since 2014. Past winners include Mia Manansala (2018), Jessica Ellis Laine (2017), Stephane Dunn (2016), Vera H-C Chan (2015), and Maria […]

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