mystery and detective stories
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), think about reading an Irish author or about Irish history.
Curl up by the fire, sip some eggnog, and read a Christmas mystery novel. We have a variety of Christmas mysteries to help you ring in the holiday season.
Visions of sugar plums by Janet Evanovich — Christmas is right around the corner and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is on a mission to track down Sandy Claws, a toymaker in trouble with the law. There is also a strange and handsome man in her kitchen. Can he help her find Sandy Claws and a Christmas tree before Christmas? Fans of the humorous Stephanie Plum series will enjoy this special Christmas treat.
The beginner's goodbye [large print] by Anne Tyler
Breakdown [large print] by Sara Paretsky
At Bertram's hotel [large print]: a Miss Marple mystery by Agatha Christie
The case of the deadly desperados by Caroline Lawrence — The setting of this new historical fiction mystery is the Wild West, where desperados, gamblers and gunmen abound. In this western, P.K. Pinkerton is on the run from a ruthless gang, determined to hold on to his families last priceless possession. Relying on disguises, P.K. must outwit the outlaws in this fast-paced, fun adventure.
Are you looking for something new? Short Story collections are the perfect way for Mystery fans to try new authors.
A study in Sherlock: stories inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
The best American mystery stories 2011 edited and with an introduction by Harlan Coben
Hook, line & sinister edited by T. Jefferson Parker
Best Novel: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Best First Novel: The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Best Non-fiction: Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran
Best Short Story: “So Much in Common,” by Mary Jane Maffini, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine — Sept./Oct. 2010
Best Children’s/Young Adult: The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith
Come join us for Wine & Mysteries on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:00PM for our book discussion at Vintner's Winery.
The Wolfe Pack, a New York-based fan organization, has announced its nominees for the 2010 Nero Award, "presented each year to an author for the best mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories." The contenders are:
The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch
The Crack in the Lens by Steve Hockensmith
Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
Locked in by Marcia Muller — (Grand Central)
The silent hour by Michael Koryta — (Minotaur)
- Favorite Book of the Year
- Favorite First Book of the Year
- Best Book in an Ongoing Series
So don’t wait. Send your nominations to email@example.com. Winners will be announced during opening night ceremonies at Bouchercon in San Francisco< (October 14-17).
Bouchercon 2011 — Spirits of St. Louis will meet September 15-18 in St. Louis, Missouri.
[Logo: Private Eye Writers of America 2010]