Recommended by Jack: Mamur Zapt Recommended by Jack: Mamur Zapt
Thursday Mar 10 2011
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jack

As I recently watched with growing fascination the televised events in Cairo, I was reminded that I knew quite a lot about the earlier history of Egypt of a century ago, thanks to the wonderful crime novels of Michael Pearce. Pearce is a British writer who grew up in the Sudan....

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March Book Club Questions - Dissolution by C.J. Sansom March Book Club Questions - Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
Thursday Mar 10 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

On Tuesday, March 29th, the Whodunit Mystery Book Club will be discussing DISSOLUTION by C.J. Sansom. The book is currently available for purchases at 10% off. The questions discussed will be as follows:

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February Bestsellers February Bestsellers
Friday Mar 04 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Planning a trip somewhere tropical and beachy? Here's some ideas for what to put in your beach bag.

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2011 Spring Book Club Picks 2011 Spring Book Club Picks
Friday Mar 04 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Just a reminder that the Book Club picks for March and April are as follows:

Tuesday, March 29th - DISSOLUTION by C.J. Sansom

Tuesday, April 26th - STILL LIFE by Louise Penny

As usual, the books will be available in the store for 10% off. Questions up for discussion will be posted on the...

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

by Whodunit

Jack is reading THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI by Ian Hamilton.
Wendy is reading THE GIRL IN THE GREEN RAINCOAT by Laura Lippman.
Sian is reading IRENE AT LARGE by Carole Nelson Dougla.

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Review: The Poison Door by Steve Malley Review: The Poison Door by Steve Malley
Thursday Feb 10 2011
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Wendy

We had a customer in the store last week looking for some paperbacks to keep him going on the flight to New Zealand. The chat was how New Zealand was supposed to be like British Columbia was 50+ years ago. Well?after reading Steve Malley?s The Poison Door, I am not so...

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February Book Club - Voice by Arnaldur Indridason February Book Club - Voice by Arnaldur Indridason
Tuesday Feb 08 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The title for the Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, February 22nd is VOICES by Arnaldur Indridason. The meeting will start at 7pm, with the doors opening at 6:30. The book is available for purchase at the store with a 10% discount. Questions for discussion are as follows:
1. Is the hotel that...

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Newsletter Correction: Michael Van Rooy and David Annandale Event
Wednesday Feb 02 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

In a stroke of bad timing, the newsletter went to the printer and the email blast people before we heard the sad news about the death of Michael Van Rooy, so we were unable to update them in time. We've just confirmed that David Annandale will be doing the event on...

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Diana Norman (Ariana Franklin) dies at age 77 Diana Norman (Ariana Franklin) dies at age 77
Monday Jan 31 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Diana Norman, who wrote under the pseudonym Ariana Franklin, has died at the age of 77. You can read an obituary from the BBC here.

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Winnipeg Author Michael Van Rooy dies in Montreal
Friday Jan 28 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We at Whodunit were saddened to hear that news that Winnipeg author Michael Van Rooy died of a heart attack in Montreal yesterday at the age of 42. Please see the article in the Winnipeg Free Press for more information, here.

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What We're Reading: January 25th Edition What We're Reading: January 25th Edition
Tuesday Jan 25 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading RED MANDARIN DRESS by Qiu Xiaolong.
Wendy is reading THE PICASSO SCAM by Stuart Pawson.
Sian is reading PRIDE & PRESCIENCE by Carrie Bebris.
Michael is reading GENERATION A by Douglas Coupland.

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What We're Reading: January 18th Edition What We're Reading: January 18th Edition
Tuesday Jan 18 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading A CALL FOR THE DEAD by John Le Carre and I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT by Terry Pratchett.
Michael is reading MEMORIES OF ICE by Steven Erikkson.
Sian is reading IRENE AT LARGE by Carole Nelson Douglas.

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New Bond has a title!
Monday Jan 17 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The upcoming Jame Bond book, this time written by Jeffery Deaver, will be titled CARTE BLANCHE. The book will be released May 26th in the UK and June 14th in North America. I wonder what the signature cocktail will be?

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What We're Reading: January 11th Edition What We're Reading: January 11th Edition
Tuesday Jan 11 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading A WHISPER TO THE LIVING by Stuart Kaminsky and RED THREADS by Rex Stout.

Wendy is reading THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths.

Sian is reading DEATH GETS A TIME-OUT by Ayelet Waldman.

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Happy Birthday, Sherlock Holmes! Happy Birthday, Sherlock Holmes!
Thursday Jan 06 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Sherlock Holmes turns 157 today! But maybe forgo his indulgences of choice and go for some cake instead...
I'm loving the Irene Adler series right now, but that's certainly not the only Sherlockian fiction we've got on the shelves (along with the original works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). What's your favorite...

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What We're Reading: January 4th edition What We're Reading: January 4th edition
Tuesday Jan 04 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading A RIGHT TO DIE by Rex Stout and THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS by Erskine Childer.

Wendy is reading SURVIVING CHRISTMAS by John Grisham (no reflection of our holiday, I assure you).

Sian is reading SILENCING SAM by Julie Kramer.

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2011: The Year Ahead According to Sian 2011: The Year Ahead According to Sian
Sunday Jan 02 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

Everyone has different ways they count the months go by, and one of the ways I like to look at it is what books I have to look forward to. I've started a calendar for the year 2011 to list all the books by my favorite authors that I'm looking forward...

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We're open New Years Day!
Thursday Dec 30 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

For your reading pleasure, we'll be open regular hours on Friday, December 31st (10-6), Saturday, January 1st (10-5) and Sunday, January 2nd (12-5). Looking forward to seeing you then!

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Boxing Week Sale!
Monday Dec 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We're having a Boxing Week sale on some select overstock titles. We're taking 60% off the list price, so be sure to come in and check out the titles on offer. There are hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and kid's titles available.

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Special Holiday Hours
Tuesday Dec 21 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We've made some small changes to our hours this week in deference to the holidays. We'll be open late on Thursday, December 23rd and will be closing at 6pm. On Friday, December 24th we'll be closing early at 4:30pm.
And if you're still at a loss for a gift, don't forget our...

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2011 Book Club Picks 2011 Book Club Picks
Tuesday Dec 21 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The book club picks for the 2011 season of the Whodunit Mystery Book Club will be as follows:
January - no meeting
Tuesday, February 22nd - VOICES by Arnaldur Indridason
Tuesday, March 29th - DISSOLUTION by C.J. Sansom
Tuesday, April 26th - STILL LIFE by Louise Penny
As usual, the books will be available in the...

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Some Wednesday Links
Wednesday Dec 08 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We thought we'd share a couple of mystery-related links, perfect for perusing on your computer on a very cold day.

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What We're Reading - December 6th Edition What We're Reading - December 6th Edition
Tuesday Dec 07 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Wendy is reading A NOVEL BOOKSTORE by Lawrence Cosse.

Michael is reading PERDIDO STREET STATION by China Mieville.

Sian is reading GOOD MORNING, IRENE by Carole Nelson Douglas.


 
Whodunit on CBC's Vinyl Cafe!
Wednesday Nov 24 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We're thrilled to announce that Whodunit was mentioned in last Saturday's episode of The Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean. McLean features his favorite bookstores across Canada and Whodunit is mentioned for the mystery prowess of proprietors Jack and Wendy Bumsted.

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November Mystery Book Group - The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte November Mystery Book Group - The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Sunday Nov 21 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

The Mystery Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, November 30th. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7:00pm. This month's selection is THE SEVILLE COMMUNION by Arturo Perez-Reverte and is available for purchase at the store for 10% off.


 

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