Tag: Mystery Month

Electrifying Reads from the Other Side of the World: Seven Korean Thrillers in Translation

Electrifying Reads from the Other Side of the World: Seven Korean Thrillers in Translation

Despite my Korean heritage, I don’t read the language well enough to enjoy Korea’s latest, greatest titles. Thankfully, notable Korean-to-English translators, especially Sora Kim-Russell, Deborah Smith, and Chi-Young Kim, enable all Anglophone audiences to discover—and for many of us, become ardent fans of—contemporary Korean literature. Since May is Booklist’s annual Mystery Month, these chilling thrillers […]

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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Get to Know the Cozy Corner Book Club

Get to Know the Cozy Corner Book Club

Leader/Organizer: Lindsey Tomsu, Teen/YA Librarian at the Algonquin Area Public Library in Algonquin, Illinois Years of operation: Six months! (Started January 2019) *      *      * Tell us about your book group. Cozy Corner Book Club is a book club for cozy mystery lovers! At my library, we have a lot of book clubs, […]

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14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Ready for some double duty? As you may know, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (woo-hoo! happy me!). Additionally, May is also #MysteryMonth at Booklist. To celebrate, here’s a list that hasn’t been done before on the Booklist Reader: mysteries and thrillers by #OwnVoices APA writers. I know, such a high body count gathered […]

Get to Know the Centuries & Sleuths Mystery Discussion Group

Get to Know the Centuries & Sleuths Mystery Discussion Group

Leader/Organizer: Augie Aleksy and John Cline Years of operation: 1992 to Present *      *      * Tell us about your book group. We’re a casual group that enjoys each other’s company, but we don’t always agree on the value of the mystery novel/author we’ve just read and are discussing. (The taste of the group […]

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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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The Spy, from Page to Small Screen

The Spy, from Page to Small Screen

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a boom in long-running TV series based on spy novels, a trend that makes perfect sense because literary spies have always made for great on-screen entertainment. The scope and episodic nature of TV series allows internal moral conflicts, shadowy meetings, painstakingly realized revelations, and rebellious attitudes to flourish with each […]

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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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