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Giving You Chills | Day of Dialog 2018

The lively “Giving You Chills” panel opened with M.C. Beaton, whose cranky, clever small-town amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin returns in her 29th adventure, The Dead Ringer. Also revealing the inspirations behind their forthcoming thrillers were Ruth Ware (The Death of Mrs. Westaway), Lisa Unger (Under My Skin), Megan Abbott (Give Me Your Hand), and Wil Medearis (Restoration Heights).

Editors’ Mystery Picks: Top Titles from Top Publishers | Day of Dialog 2018

From big publishers to new upstarts, the inaugural Mystery Editors’ Picks panel, moderated by LJ Fiction Editor Wilda Williams, opened with industry veteran Tom Colgan, VP and editorial director of Berkley’s lauded Prime Crime imprint, presenting the irresistible combination of cute, crime-solving cats and clever librarian sleuths, as featured in Jenn McKinlay’s Hitting the Books and Sofie Kelly’s The Cats Came Back.

Editors’ Mystery Picks List: Top Titles from Top Publishers | Day of Dialog 2018

Tom Colgan, Vice President and Editorial Director, Berkley Prime Crime, Penguin Random House Bowen, Rhys. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding: A Royal Spyness Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime. Aug. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780425283523. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698410268. MYS Kelly, Sofie. The Cats Came Back: A Magical Cats Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime. Sept. 2018. 304p. ISBN […]

Librarians Shout ‘n Share Their Show Picks | BookExpo 2018

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Library Journal‘s popular Librarian Shout ‘n Share panel once again took center stage on the final day of BookExpo 2018, held May 30–June 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Literary Getaways: Escape with New Summer Fiction and Backlist Favorites

Summer is the perfect time to relax and retreat from the day-to-day worries with a great book. Members of the 2018–19 American Library Association (ALA) RUSA CODES Reading List Council offer suggestions in eight genres.

Sweazy’s Pick of the Month, Asian Crime Fiction, Cozies from Bell, Page, Webb | Mystery & Suspense

­Sweazy’s powerful, crime novels should be read with Kelli Stanley’s City of Secrets or Diane Chamberlain’s Necessary Lies; Hart knows his Staten Island setting well and makes strong use of it; Reardon delivers another page-turner with frighteningly plausible scenarios, an occasionally wrenching narrative, and a final message that is particularly relevant for our times

Remembering Sue Grafton, Honoring Mystery’s Best | In the Bookroom

The Mystery Writers of America’s annual “Edgar Week” in New York City began with a memorial service honoring the late mystery author Sue Grafton at the New York Public Library and ended with the 72nd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The Big Thrill | ITW Thriller Award Nominees 2018

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) have announced the nominees for the 2018 Thriller Awards. The winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XIII on July 14, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt, New York City.

Timely Debuts from Markely, Rojas Contreras, Meyerson, & Weisman; Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills from Del Árbol, Nugent, Griffiths | Fiction: May 1, 2018

Johnson’s gem of a novel tells of a place and its people so vivid that readers won’t want their stories to end; Meyerson’s sweet debut is filled with family, love, and healing; the coveted book of summer, Weisberger’s latest is sure to be in high demand; the latest addition to Griffiths’s “Ruth Galloway” series is one of the best; fans of CWA Gold Dagger Award–winning series will dive into the scrum of Herron’s fifth outing; once again, Kepnes explores love and devotion on the fringes

Crime Fiction’s “Girl” Power | Mystery Genre Spotlight

Women dominate psychological suspense, the Roaring ’20s hit historicals, and diverse representation improves but has a way to go; meanwhile, a debut thriller from Zoje Stage demonstrates a truly murderous mother-daughter connection