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The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

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In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating […]

Pushing Boundaries | Mystery Preview 2014

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Year after year, mystery remains the number one circulating genre in libraries, as LJ’s annual materials buying survey reveals. While fans have their favorite cozy, police procedural, or historical thriller, the increasing number of releases that allow readers to cross the boundaries from one genre to another in the same book proves that today there is no one true way of presenting this beloved genre.

Taking a Chance: Jason Pinter | Publisher Profile

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Jason Pinter is the best-selling author of the Henry Parker series, including The Fury and The Darkness, and the children’s book Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy! Before launching his thriller writing career, Pinter worked as a book editor for five years at three major publishing houses. Pinter reveals why he decided to take a leap and start his own digital publishing company, Polis Books.

Women in Blue: Q&A with Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is a New York Times and international best-selling author, with over 30 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Best known for her Grant County and Will Trent series, Slaughter now travels back to 1970s Atlanta in her new stand-alone title, Cop Town (Delacorte, Jun.). Introducing two female police officers at different points in their investigative careers, Slaughter highlights not only a thrilling crime but a historical view of women entering a predominantly male profession.

Salvalaggio’s Debut of the Month, Johnson’s Next Longmire Mystery, & the Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews

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Reviews of Eileen Brady’s Muzzled, Craig Johnson’s Any Other Name, Frank Lentricchia’s The Dog Killer of Utica, Karin Salvalaggio’s Bone Dust White, new Series Lineup, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Spring Best Debuts

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An array of first novels that display the creativity and imagination rampant in today’s fiction. Libraries need to take note.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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A creepy tale from Becker, friends into lovers from Drewry, a psychological mystery ebook reissue from Fyfield, a cunning female protagonist from Patrick, and a well-written, small-town romance from Stacey

Series Lineup | March 1, 2014

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Complicated missions, upright detectives, small-town laughs, impressive thrills; nine mystery titles

Mystery Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of N.P. Simpson’s B.O.Q., Brad Parks’s The Player, Steven Rigolosi’s The Outsmarting of Criminals, Marco Vichi’s Death in Sardinia, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Mystery Series Lineup | February 1, 2014

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Nine award-winning, gritty, cozy, smartly structured historical, and enjoyable entries from the February 1 issue.

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