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Shelf Care Interview:  Olivia Matthews and Janina Edwards

Shelf Care Interview: Olivia Matthews and Janina Edwards

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Dreamscape Audio. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Heather Booth talks to author Olivia Matthews and narrator Janina Edwards, the team behind Murder By Page One. Olivia Matthews is the cozy mystery pseudonym of award-winning author […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Mystery

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Mystery

It’s that time again: the latest issue of Booklist is live! Here at Booklist, May is always a time to shine the spotlight on mystery and crime fiction. Bill Ott, Booklist‘s resident crime fiction expert and former editor and publisher, will guide you through this year’s Top 10 Crime Fiction titles and a new Top […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crime Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crime Fiction

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. Would you like to see specific topics explored through webinars, blog posts, podcasts, […]

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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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