Archive for May, 2014

Freebie Friday Audiobook of the Year: Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal

Freebie Friday Audiobook of the Year: Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal

Just announced – the Audio Publishers Association‘s most prestigious award, and I have the CD edition to give away! Just leave a comment below sharing some of your favorite audio titles, and I’ll randomly choose a winner next Friday, courtesy of Macmillan Audio.  I guarantee that the 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Billy Crystal’s memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em, […]

Grandmaster by David Klass

Grandmaster by David Klass

Lynn:  I’m not sure why but I love books with chess as an element of the story.  Maybe it’s the rich history of the game or the idea of sharp intellects engaged in intense mental combat or maybe it’s just that I am a lousy chess player and admire those who play well.  Whatever it […]

Web Crush of the Week: In Reference to Murder

Web Crush of the Week: In Reference to Murder

Author BV Lawson’s mystery blog,  In Reference to Murder, provides a wealth of mystery information. The regular feature “Media Murder for Monday” is a weekly recap of new and upcoming mystery-related tv shows, podcasts, movies, etc.  She also does a wonderful “FFB” post (“Friday’s Forgotten Books”), where she revisits a forgotten book or author. Her blog also showcases […]

The Clue in the Jewel Box

The Clue in the Jewel Box

As told to me by avid mystery fan, Phoebe, age 11: My favorite Nancy Drew mystery is The Clue in the Jewel Box, because it keeps you guessing until the very end.  You get to figure out the mystery yourself, FOR ONCE. Through a series of strange events, Nancy becomes acquainted with Ms. Alexandra, a former queen.  Ms. […]

Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!

Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!

The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association, in a sparkling ceremony hosted by the divine Libby Bray this evening of May 29th. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 catagories and the three special awards: Titles competing for Audiobook […]

Mystery Month feature: narrator Katherine Kellgren

Mystery Month feature: narrator Katherine Kellgren

Booklist’s 2011 “Voice of Choice” award-winner Kellgren has won every conceivable audiobook honor in recognition of her astounding command of the medium. I asked Katherine Kellgren to share a few thoughts about narrating the Mystery genre, and learned that she enjoys voicing both adult & youth titles equally. Plus, she sent along two freebies – a hilarious […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Good Girl

Book Trailer Thursday: The Good Girl

We’ve reached the end of our #MysteryMonth of Book Trailer Thursdays, but not before we go out on a creepy note. Rebecca Vnuk says that Mary Kubica’s debut thriller, The Good Girl (Harlequin MIRA), “will have readers guessing what’s really going on until the final pages.” In the case of this trailer, it’s the final […]

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The Boy in the Suitcase

The Boy in the Suitcase

Are you craving a cozy read?  Longing for a book with a body in the billiard room, spilled brandy snifter at its side?  If you are ready to sink into your couch with a good, wholesome murder in hand then steer clear of Nordic Noir. This stuff is dark. I am the person who thinks The […]

A tribute to Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

A tribute to Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

As news of Maya Angelou’s passing quickly spread, we find ourselves contemplating her tremendous accomplishments and universal resonance. The list of awards bestowed upon poet, writer, performer, professor, and activist Maya Angelou in recognition of her groundbreaking work and commanding persona is long and distinguished. Angelou received The National Medal of Freedom from President Obama […]

Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

Lynn:  Mystery on Museum Mile (Houghton 2014) starts off with a bang.  Edmund Xavier Lonnrot is being told over a consoling pistachio ice cream cone that his parents can’t afford to send him to his much-loved private school next year when a  cry for help sends Edmund’s father racing down an alley to the rescue.  […]