What I'm Reading by Sian - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
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by Sian

First off, can I just say how thrilled I am that so many of you took my advice and gave the Sarah Caudwell ?Hilary Tamar? series a try. Wasn?t it totally wonderful? If it made you think of another series, please let me know as I would love to read more...

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Author Recommendation: C.J. Sansom - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
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Historical mysteries have in recent years become one of the principal staples of the crime fiction genre. There is now at least one series on virtually every historical period, and on some eras, such as the British medieval period, there is actually serious competition among four or five entrants. Writing a...

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EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN DETECTIVE by Jack - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
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by Whodunit

Despite the advocacy of countless rivals, the American writer Edgar Allan Poe remains relatively secure in his place as the originator of the modern detective genre (as opposed to crime fiction) as we know it. I emphasize originator rather than “father”, because it is difficult to trace a direct line of...

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Used Book Sale - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
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by Whodunit

We?re having our bi-annual used book sale starting on Friday, July 29th and ending Sunday, August 7th. All used and collectible titles, in all formats, will be 50% off.

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What We're Reading: July 20th Edition What We're Reading: July 20th Edition
Wednesday Jul 20 2011
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by Whodunit

Jack is reading THE LONG GOODBYE by Michael Innes.
Wendy is reading THE JACKAL MAN by Kate Ellis.
Hannah is reading HEARTLESS by Gail Carriger.
Sian is NOT reading HEARTLESS by Gail Carriger, because Hannah stole it from her. She is reading A TASTE OF THE NIGHTLIFE by Sarah Zettel instead.

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June Bestsellers June Bestsellers
Monday Jul 18 2011
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by Whodunit

Better late than never, here's what people were loving in June!
Mass market
1. Barrett, Lorna, Sentenced to Death
2. Thompson, Victoria, Murder on Lexington Avenue
3. Sefton, Monica, Skein of the Crime
4. Tremayne, Peter, The Chalice of Blood
5. Franklin, Arianna, A Murderous Procession
6. Booth, Stephen, Lost River
7. Hyzy, Julie, Grace Interrupted
8. Bolin, Janet, Dire...

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What We're Reading - June 29th Edition What We're Reading - June 29th Edition
Wednesday Jun 29 2011
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by Whodunit

Jack is reading DEAD LAGOON by Michael Dibdin.
Wendy is reading THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton.
Sian is reading SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY by Deanna Raybourn.
Michael is reading MOON CALLED by Patricia Briggs.

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Masterpiece Mystery
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
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by Wendy

Summer on PBS television means Masterpiece Mystery. This Summer, the series is starting in June with some Agatha Christie: lesser-known Poirot and Miss Marple titles. In July, the action switches to Venice with a three part series based on Michael Dibdin’s character Aurelio Zen. The lead character, played by Rufus Sewell,...

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What I'm Reading
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
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by Sian

What I’m Reading by Siân
Over Christmas, I took the opportunity to go through all the shelves in the store and write a list of every book I was even remotely interested in reading. My theory was that there were some books whose covers I was intrigued by that I was less...

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The Invention of Murder
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
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by Jack

The Invention of Murder by Jack
During the middle third of the nineteenth century, Victorian Britain developed crime fiction to the point that everything was ready for Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to make their appearance. The major trend that produced this result was the enormous growth of sensationalistic popular media...

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No Mailed Newsletter
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
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by Whodunit

Due to the threat of a Canada Post strike, or rolling strikes starting in the Winnipeg area, this newsletter will be available via email and in store only.

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In Memorium: Lilian Jackson Braun In Memorium: Lilian Jackson Braun
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
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by Whodunit

Lilian Jackson Braun, author of "The Cat Who..." mysteries, died on Saturday at the age of 97.

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Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners - Information Meeting
Thursday Jun 02 2011
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by Whodunit

Not mystery related (unless your British pension is a mystery), but please note that there will be an information meeting for the Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners on June 19th at 2pm.
Rachel Brown Theatre
2nd Floor, 211 Bannatyne
For more information call 204-896-3328
www.britishpensions.com

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May Bestsellers May Bestsellers
Thursday Jun 02 2011
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by Whodunit

Need some summer reading ideas? Here's what your fellow readers enjoyed in May:
Mass Market
1. Brightwell, Emily, Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead
2. Purser, Ann, The Measby Murder Enquiry
3. Booth, Stephen, Lost River
4. Penny, Louise, Still Life
5. James, Miranda, Classified as Murder
6. Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
7. Albert, Susan Witig, Holly Blues
8. Fowler,...

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May Book Club Questions - In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming May Book Club Questions - In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Tuesday May 31 2011
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by Whodunit

Tonight's book club will feature Julia Spencer-Fleming's IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER. Questions for discussion will be as follows:

1. What kind of a person is Clare Ferguson? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she well-suited to be a clergyperson? Would you want her at your church?
2. What sort of person is Russ?...

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What We're Reading - May 31st Edition What We're Reading - May 31st Edition
Tuesday May 31 2011
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by Whodunit

Wendy is reading THE SOCIAL CLIMBER'S HANDBOOK by Molly Jong-Fast.

Jack is reading NIGHTS OF VILLJAMUR by Mark Charan Newton.

Sian is reading THE SIRENS SANG OF MURDER by Sarah Caudwell.

Michael is reading THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon.

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April Bestsellers April Bestsellers
Thursday May 12 2011
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by Whodunit

Better late than never! Need some reading ideas for the May long weekend? Here's what your fellow Whodunit customers are loving:

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Arthur Ellis Nominees Announced! - Updated with Winners! Arthur Ellis Nominees Announced! - Updated with Winners!
Friday Apr 29 2011
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by Whodunit

The shortlists for the 2011 Arthur Ellis Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced June 2nd.

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April Book Club Questions - Still Life by Louise Penny April Book Club Questions - Still Life by Louise Penny
Tuesday Apr 19 2011
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by Whodunit

The Book Club pick for Tuesday, April 26th meeting is STILL LIFE by Louise Penny. Books are available in store for 10% off. All are welcome.

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What We're Reading: April 12th Edition What We're Reading: April 12th Edition
Tuesday Apr 12 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading KRAKEN by China Mieville

Wendy is reading THE FACULTY CLUB by Danny Tobey.

Sian is reading THUS WAS ADONIS MURDERED by Sarah Caudwell.

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What We're Reading: March 29th Edition What We're Reading: March 29th Edition
Wednesday Mar 30 2011
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by Whodunit

Jack is reading THE RED COFFIN by Sam Eastland.

Wendy is reading A DEAD MAN IN TRIESTE by Michael Pearce.

Michael is reading THE RISE OF THE IRON MOON by Stephen Hunt.

Sian is reading CASTLE ROUGE by Carole Nelson Douglas.

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In Memoriam: HRF Keating In Memoriam: HRF Keating
Tuesday Mar 29 2011
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by Whodunit

HRF Keating, author of the Inspector Ghote novels and Daily Telegraph journalist, has died at age 84. Read his Daily Telegraph obituary here and see his bibliography here.

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What We're Reading: March 22nd Edition What We're Reading: March 22nd Edition
Wednesday Mar 23 2011
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by Whodunit

Jack is reading THE STEAM PIG by James McClure.

Wendy is reading BODY LINE by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.

Sian is reading THE INTRIGUE AT HIGHBURY by Carrie Bebris.

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This Just In: James McClure Reissues This Just In: James McClure Reissues
Friday Mar 18 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Soho Press has recently begun republishing the novels of James McClure (1939-2006) in trade paperback. McClure was a South African who published eight crime novels in the 1970s set in his native country.

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What We're Reading: March 15th Edition What We're Reading: March 15th Edition
Wednesday Mar 16 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Wendy (otherwise known as "Brains") is reading Donna Fletcher Crow, A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE.

Jack (otherwise known as "Charm") is reading Judith Flanders, THE INVENTION OF MURDER; HOW THE VICTORIANS REVELLED IN DEATH AND DETECTION AND CREATED MODERN CRIME.

Sian (otherwise known as "Webmistress") is reading Carole Nelson Douglas, CHAPEL NOIR.

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