Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

Reading for Valentine’s Day | Wyatt’s World

Roses, chocolate, and champagne are staples of Valentine’s Day, but books should become the fourth essential on the list. Here are titles both new and old, conventional romances and not, that solidify that point.

Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

August 2016 LibraryReads

The top ten books librarians across the country can’t put down

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

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 […]

Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

Q&A: Louise Penny

An interview with Louise Penny, author of How the Light Gets In.

Bouchercon 2013: Louise Penny Goes on a Crime Award Spree

At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY,  best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]

Binge Reading | Wyatt’s World

Lasting series reading for the last days of summer