Editors’ Fall Picks

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For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

A Mystery Daphne du Maurier Might Have Written | RWA 2014

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I always get such a kick when a little-known author that LJ has covered suddenly gets wider recognition in the literary world. Linda Lappin’s Signatures in Stone, an atmospheric mystery that I reviewed last year, was honored this past weekend with the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Highlights of the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction panel at LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

Editors’ Picks | LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

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With Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert as moderator, five editors from the major publishing houses presented their key titles for Fall 2015/Spring 2015. The focus this year was heavily on fiction, with major releases from acclaimed literary authors Richard Ford and Jane Smiley, notable debuts by Jessie Burton and Tiphanie Yanique, and breakout buzz books by Emily St. John Mandel and Keith Donohue

The Birth of a Database

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Adam Matthew is a London-based database vendor that produces collections of digitized primary sources in the humanities and social sciences. They believe a collaborative approach is crucial to producing a great resource.

Librarian Authors at BEA & ALA

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Librarians are a talented bunch. They not only promote and share books, but they also write them! Consider the latest literary efforts by a debut author/librarian and a veteran.

And the Murderer is…| Title of New Hercule Poirot Book Revealed

Agatha Christie may have killed off Hercule Poirot in 1975′s Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, but come September her beloved Belgian sleuth will be resurrected in new adventure penned by psychological thriller author Sophie Hannah with the official approval of the Christie estate. Today HarperCollins revealed the book’s title and details about the plot.

Edgar Awards 2014 | Popular Series Author Wins for Stand-Alone

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A coming-of-age stand-alone with a hint of mystery, a debut espionage thriller about Russian spies trained in the art of sexual seduction, and a twisty tale of psychological suspense in the tradition of Gone Girl garnered the top prizes at the Mystery Writers of America’s 68th annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner, held May 1, 2014, at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Expect the Unexpected: New Stories from Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia E. Butler, one of the first African American science fiction authors to attract mainstream literary acclaim and the first writer in this genre to receive the MacArthur Fellowship (or the “Genius Grant”), died in 2006 at the age of 58.Today Open Road Integrated Media, Butler’s digital publisher, announced that it will publish two previously unpublished stories by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning writer as an ebook.

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