Tag: young adult mystery

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 […]

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards on Saturday at the Thrillerfest banquet. Find their Booklist reviews below. For a complete list of finalists, click here.  To read Best Young Adult Novel-winner A. J. Hartley’s explication of his influences—a Booklist Reader exclusive—click here.   Best Hardcover Novel   Before the […]

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Nancy Werlin (Impossible, Extraordinary) tells us about the things that inspired her latest work of YA fiction, And Then There Were Four, a book about five teenagers who learn that their parents are conspiring to kill them.    MONSTER AND […]

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Clues to My Crime: A. J. Hartley’s FIREBRAND

Clues to My Crime: A. J. Hartley’s FIREBRAND

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, A. J. Hartley (Steeplejack) tells us about the things that inspired Firebrand, his latest work of YA fiction, from Terry Pratchett to rogue hyenas.      THE BRUCE PARTINGTON PLANS: Since the Steeplejack world has a distinctly […]

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2017 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

2017 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

This morning, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, intended to honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016.” The award ceremony will be held on April 27. Until then, here’s a list of nominated titles, linked to their Booklist reviews. For a complete […]