Newsletter - Crime Fantasy by Jack Newsletter - Crime Fantasy by Jack
Monday Jul 30 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

One of the first problems we faced when we took over Whodunit? was to decide exactly what books we would stock. The question arose particularly when we bought used books offered us by customers, but it really was a more general issue. We quickly decided that we were a crime fiction...

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Newsletter - Used Book Sale
Monday Jul 30 2012
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by Whodunit

The annual August Long Weekend Used Book Sale will begin on Friday, August 3rd and continue through until Sunday August 13th. However, the store will be closed on August 6th for the Civic Holiday.

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Newsletter - Mysteries on the Screen Newsletter - Mysteries on the Screen
Thursday Jun 07 2012
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by Whodunit

Imagine our surprise when one of our most read articles was a list of TV series based on beloved mystery novels that are available on Netflix.

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Newsletter - What I'm Reading Newsletter - What I'm Reading
Thursday Jun 07 2012
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by Sian

I?ve got some big changes coming up in the next few months, the biggest of which is leaving my job in publishing to go back to school and do my MBA. It?s going to be strange not being involved with that end of publishing, but I?ll continue to have Whodunit? to...

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Newsletter - On J.K. Rowling
Thursday Jun 07 2012
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by Wendy

There have been rumours for some time that J.K. Rowling was going to write a mystery novel, designed for adults.

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Newsletter - WHY WE READ CRIME FICTION Newsletter - WHY WE READ CRIME FICTION
Thursday Jun 07 2012
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by Jack

The latest issue of the New Yorker magazine (28 May 2012) contains yet another attempt by a literary critic to explain the appeal of genre fiction such as crime stories.

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CLOSED - Sunday, June 10th
Wednesday Jun 06 2012
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by Whodunit

We'll be closed this coming Sunday, June 10th, to repair damage from the recent flood in the store.

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Reading Group Questions: A Fine Red Rain Reading Group Questions: A Fine Red Rain
Tuesday May 22 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

What do we learn about Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov from the opening pages of this book? What kind of man is he? Is Emil Karpo a sympathetic character? Can we guess at his medical condition (apart from his injured arm)? What is the game being played by Rosnikov and Colonel Drozhkin? Why is the circus...

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Whodunit in the Winnipeg Free Press
Tuesday May 22 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We're in the Winnipeg Free Press! Check out there article here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Enter-their-world-of-intrigue-152219145.html.

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Manitoba Book Awards Winners
Monday Apr 30 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Congratulations to all the winners of the Manitoba Book Awards, awarded on Friday, especially friend of Whodunit Esme Keith who won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for her debut novel NOT BEING ON A BOAT.

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Jack's Blog: William Ryan Review Jack's Blog: William Ryan Review
Wednesday Apr 18 2012
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jack

The twenty-year period between 1919 and 1939 was in Europe an absolutely horrific bloody era. It featured a swinging economic depression and unemployment, revolutions, the rise of the dictators (headed by Hitler, Stalin, and Franco), vicious pogroms against minority groups, and the introduction of terror as a general means of governing....

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Newsletter - What I?m Reading by Sian Newsletter - What I?m Reading by Sian
Thursday Apr 05 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

It?s been an odd couple of reading months for me where I?ve had trouble getting excited about reading much of anything, but absolutely flown through things once I did finally start them. As a result, I?m happy to report that I?ve got several series to recommend.

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Newsletter - Review: FATED by Benedict Jacka by Michael Newsletter - Review: FATED by Benedict Jacka by Michael
Thursday Apr 05 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Michael

Fated is an urban fantasy novel in the same vein as the Jim Butcher Dresden Files. Except it isn?t.

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Newsletter - EUROPEAN NOIR by Jack Newsletter - EUROPEAN NOIR by Jack
Thursday Apr 05 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Two features in crime writing that interest many readers are unusual settings somewhat off the beaten track, and books in a series, usually (but not always) featuring a continuing protagonist. This essay will look at these two features combined in books available in our store. As is usually the case, the...

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Sleeper - Lillian O'Donnell Sleeper - Lillian O'Donnell
Tuesday Mar 20 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Continuing with our series of neglected authors who have gone out of fashion, we offer Lillian O?Donnell, who was the author of a police procedural series, featuring female detective Norah Mulcahaney which ran to seventeen books between 1972 and 1998.

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February Bestsellers February Bestsellers
Monday Mar 05 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Spring break is coming. Need some reading ideas? Here's what your fellow customers have been enjoying:

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Book Club - Questions for HER ROYAL SPYNESS Book Club - Questions for HER ROYAL SPYNESS
Saturday Feb 18 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Here are the questions for the February Book Club discussion of Rhys Bowen's HER ROYAL SPYNESS.

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Sleepers: Stephen Greenleaf Sleepers: Stephen Greenleaf
Thursday Feb 09 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

As the first of our new feature on sleepers, authors who are still worth reading but have sadly fallen out of favour, we have chosen the American author STEPHEN GREENLEAF(b. 1942

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New Feature - Sleepers
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

In the course of our reorganization we were again reminded of the large number of perfectly readable authors on our used shelves whose books, for one reason or another, are no longer in demand.

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What I'm Reading What I'm Reading
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

I was recommending the Sarah Caudwell ?Hilary Tamar? series to my sister last year when she recommended Deanna Raybourn in return. I assumed it would be in the same genre, but it wasn?t, Raybourn?s ?Lady Julia? series is a historical mystery set in Victorian England. I don?t normally do historical fiction,...

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Store Reorganization
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Michael

It seems that it has become a tradition that anytime that I am back in Winnipeg, there is always a ?little? project for me to do. This time around, it was a bit bigger than any of us expected, namely the shelving re-organization. It has been noted both by us and...

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Comic Crime Comic Crime
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

At first glance, crime fiction and humour seem unlikely partners, and it is true that comedy is something only occasionally striven for by crime authors. Nevertheless, there is a distinct subcategory of comic crime on the bookshelves of Whodunit? What follows is a selective meandering through the genre rather than an...

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Sale!
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Our annual Louis Riel Day Sale will be held from Tuesday, February 21st to Sunday, February 26th. All used books, including collectibles, will be 50% off.

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Review - 1222 by Anne Holt Review - 1222 by Anne Holt
Sunday Jan 29 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Anne Holt is a Norwegian crime writer who has an interesting background, which includes police work, news anchor, law school, a brief spell as Norway?s minister of justice, and a track record of successful books. 1222 (the number refers to meters above sea level) is her eighth book featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen.

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December Bestsellers December Bestsellers
Monday Jan 02 2012
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Looks like there was a lot of great reading done over the holidays. Got a gift card and not sure how to spend it? Here's what your fellow readers bought in December.

Hardcovers
1. P.D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley

Trade Papers
1. Shirley Mackay, Hue and Cry

Mass Markets
1. M.C. Beaton, Death of...

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