Archive for May, 2013

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

Lynn:  How’s this for, ahem, a killer premise?  A young woman returns home after years away to discover that her mother lies buried within a wrought-iron cage.  Try resisting that, I dare you!  Salerni’s creepy premise is just the beginning of a terrifically compelling mystery and The Caged Graves (Clarion 2013) is the perfect book […]

Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday

Best audiobook deal around! 24 FREE titles from current favorites to classics, two each week. Get the whole scoop here http://www.audiobooksync.com/, sign up for FREE Sync membership here, and be sure to download this week’s two titles Of Poseidon by Anna Banks & Shakespeare’s The Tempest, courtesy of AudioGo. What a great way to start the […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
Web Crush of the Week: Mystery Fanfare

Web Crush of the Week: Mystery Fanfare

Mystery Fanfare blogger Janet A. Rudolph is known as “The Mistress of Mystery.” She is the writer/producer for Murder on the Menu®, director of Mystery Readers International, editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, a teacher of mystery fiction, and has been a columnist for most of the mystery periodicals. Posts range from mystery news to […]

Whodunit? Books

Whodunit? Books

Next time you find yourself strolling down Fifth Avenue (that’s The Other Fifth Avenue, as I call it) in my town, Olympia, Washington, and the longing for a page-turning mystery hits you, pop into Whodunit? Books.  Linda Dewberry, owner and ever-present reader’s advisor, will match you up with whatever kind of mystery you are in the mood […]

#Audies 2013

#Audies 2013

  The best audiobooks & narrators of the year, awarded by the Audio Publishers Association during the annual Gala event billed as the Oscars of audio. The celebration,  emceed by longtime friend and supporter of the audiobook industry writer Daniel Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket), took place at the New York Historical Society on May […]

Nursery Crimes

Nursery Crimes

He’s best known for his first series, Thursday Next, set in an alternate world where literary agents and criminals can cross back and forth between the real world and the worlds of books such as Jane Eyre (thus the first title The Eyre Affair), but Welsh author Jasper Fforde is a versatile humorist, and I […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Light in the Ruins

Book Trailer Thursday: The Light in the Ruins

Our five-thursday month of mystery book trailers comes to a close with a little deskchair travel to 1950s Florence. Donna Seaman calls Chris Bohjalian’s The Light in the Ruins “an exceptional work of suspense rooted in the tragic aberrations of war.”

Posted in: Likely Stories, Video
Diversion Books

Diversion Books

Cindy: Start humming Harry Chapin‘s theme song to yourself while you read today’s post, “All my life’s a circle…” A package with two arcs arrived this week and it brought tears to my eyes. One of our past students and eager reader of our advance reader copies is now working for a publisher and as […]

Posted in: Bookends, Kidlit, News
Anthony Award Nominees 2013

Anthony Award Nominees 2013

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, and Booklist are proving the old saying “great minds think alike” to be true: not only has Bouchercon’s announcement of  their 2013 Anthony Award Nominees lined up with Booklist’s Mystery Month, the two also have mysteriously similar taste in literature: many of the Anthony Award nominated titles have earned starred reviews from Booklist.  Read on […]

Posted in: Awards, Likely Stories
Serendipity in the Stacks #109: Book of Illusions

Serendipity in the Stacks #109: Book of Illusions

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to write about this book. It’s one of my favorites and I never pass up an opportunity to talk about it. And it’s great in audio, too. The most compelling element of The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster, to me, is the story.  It hinges on a letter […]