Updated Book Lists - December 2010 to March 2011
Sunday Nov 21 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We've got book lists in the November newsletter, but they weren't quite complete because we hadn't seen all of our sales reps yet. Please find below more complete lists.

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What We're Reading - November 15th Edition What We're Reading - November 15th Edition
Tuesday Nov 16 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Our apologies for the extended hiatus, we've been busily working on the newsletter and our brand new gift guide. We'll get all that up on the website soon.

In the meantime...

Jack is reading THREE STATIONS by Martin Cruz Smith.

Wendy is reading MURDER AT THE PTA by Laura Alden.

Sian is reading AT RISK...

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Whodunit Mystery Book Club - The Lincoln Lawyer - October Questions Whodunit Mystery Book Club - The Lincoln Lawyer - October Questions
Monday Oct 18 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

The next meeting of the Whodunit Mystery Reading group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 26th at 7pm. This month's selection is The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. The book is available at the store for purchase and all are welcome. Questions up for discussions are as follows:

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What We're Reading: October 18th Edition What We're Reading: October 18th Edition
Monday Oct 18 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading Bryant & May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler.

Wendy is reading Snow Job by William Deveraux.

Sian is (re)reading Possession by A.S. Byatt.

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What We're Reading: October 4th Edition What We're Reading: October 4th Edition
Monday Oct 04 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading CLUBBED TO DEATH by Ruth Dudley Edwards.

Cathy is reading WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel.

Wendy is reading BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny.

Sian is reading (still) BLONDE BOMBSHELL by Tom Holt.

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Whodunit News: Stephen J. Cannell Dies Whodunit News: Stephen J. Cannell Dies
Monday Oct 04 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit


Stephen J. Cannell, creator of "The Rockford Files" as well as many other TV series, died at the age of 69 over the weekend. He was also the author of the Shane Scully series, the most recent book of which, THE PROSTITUTE'S BALL, will be released on October 12th. You might...

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Wednesday Review: Pronto and Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard Wednesday Review: Pronto and Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard
Wednesday Sep 29 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Michael

Elmore Leonard has long been considered one of the greatest of the American mystery writers. However, he is not really a writer of series. With a few exceptions, his characters do not reappear, and if they do, it is often only once or twice, or in short stories buried in...

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What We're Reading: Monday, September 20th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, September 20th Edition
Monday Sep 20 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Wendy is reading ONE STEP BEHIND by Henning Mankell.

Sian is reading BLONDE BOMBSHELL by Tom Holt.

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Whodunit Mystery Book Club - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - September Questions Whodunit Mystery Book Club - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - September Questions
Monday Sep 20 2010
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by Whodunit

The next meeting of the Whodunit Mystery Reading group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 7pm. This month's selection is THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley. The book is available at the store for purchase and all are welcome. Questions up for discussions are...

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Used Book Update
Tuesday Sep 14 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Wendy and Jack will be away from the store until Monday, September 20th so any and all used book buying will be on hiatus until that day.

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What We're Reading: Monday, September 13th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, September 13th Edition
Tuesday Sep 14 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit


Jack is reading THE SILENT SPEAKER by Rex Stout.

Michael is reading PACIFIC VORTEX by Clive Cussler and THE ARMSMAKER OF BERLIN by Dan Fesperman.

Sian is reading BLAMELESS by Gail Carriger, and she's hoping for a happy ending.

Wendy is reading ME, MYSELF, AND WHY? by Maryjanice Davidson.

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Wednesday (ok, Thursday) Review - The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross Wednesday (ok, Thursday) Review - The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross
Thursday Sep 09 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Among the most interesting reads in our store are those that marry seemingly contradictory (or at least unlikely) genres and make them work. An outstanding example is provided by Charles Stross, the science fiction guru, who has now written three books that successfully combine spy fiction and fantasy-horror, wrapping the two...

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Website Update: Newsletter Archives Updated
Monday Sep 06 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

You asked, we listened. The archives for our newsletter THE MISSING CLUE has been updated and is now completely up to date. Check it out here.

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What We're Reading: Monday, August 30th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, August 30th Edition
Monday Aug 30 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Wendy is reading BEAN THERE, DONE THAT by Sandra Balzo and NESTING DOLLS by Gail Bowen.

Jack is reading THREE STATIONS by Martin Cruz-Smith.

Sian is reading JUDGMENT CALLS by Alafair Burke.

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Wednesday Review - An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson Wednesday Review - An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
Wednesday Aug 25 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

It's taken me over a year to finish AN EXPERT IN MURDER by Nicola Upson and while that?s certainly not the longest I've ever had a book on the go, it's still a little embarrassing. I've had a soft spot for Josephine Tey ever since my sainted AP history teacher (and...

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What We're Reading: Monday, August 23rd Edition What We're Reading: Monday, August 23rd Edition
Monday Aug 23 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading Mrs. Pargeter's Package by Simon Brett

Wendy is reading A Deadly Arrangement by Denise Osbourne

Sian FINALLY finished An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson and is still working on A BODY TO DIE FOR by Kate White.

What are YOU reading?

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Weekend News Update: Gail Bowen visits Whodunit Weekend News Update: Gail Bowen visits Whodunit
Sunday Aug 22 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Excitement at Whodunit? on Saturday morning when Gail Bowen stopped by and autographed copies of her latest book, The Nesting Dolls. The visit was totally unexpected as Gail and her husband where en route from Toronto to Regina by train and had a four hour lay over..

The book is available (signed)...

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Wednesday Review - The Duchess of Death by Richard Hack Wednesday Review - The Duchess of Death by Richard Hack
Wednesday Aug 18 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jack

Hack, Richard, Duchess of Death: The Unauthorised Biography of Agatha Christie (London: J.R. Books, 18.99 pounds, 2010).
Richard Hack is an American writer and talk-show guest, the latter indicating the kind of books he writes, which appeal to those of salacious curiosity. The books include an exposť of Howard Hughes, an exposť...

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What We're Reading: Monday, August 16th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, August 16th Edition
Monday Aug 16 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Michael -
Just finished PRONTO by Elmore Leonard, RIDING THE RAP by Elmore Leonard.
Is working on THE ICE HARVEST by Scott Phillips, THERE ARE NO GHOSTS IN THE SOVIET UNION by Reginald Hill, and THE NAME OF A BULLFIGHTER by Luis Sepulveda.

Wendy -
Is reading DEAD TIME by Stephen White.

Sian -
Is...

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New Website Schedule
Sunday Aug 15 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

I don't know about you, but there's nothing that keeps me honest about staying on task like making my intentions known. So, let it be known that the following is the schedule that we're trying to adhere to here at WhodunitCanada.com.

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August Used Book Update
Sunday Aug 15 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The August Used Book Sale really cleared out our shelves, but as soon as we started buying books again we got a deluge of Agatha Christie titles and cozies. Come on down to the store and take a look.

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Stieg Larsson
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin, Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jack Bumsted

By now almost everyone in the Western World has heard the story of Stieg Larsson, the Swedish journalist who published what is now called “The Millennium Trilogy”, which has sold millions of copies world-wide. The barebones of the story seem straightforward enough. Larsson began the manuscript on his laptop around 2002,...

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Changes in the Store
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin


If you have been in the store in the last few weeks you will have seen that we have been making some changes. The first was to take out the window display area. Although we and our customers loved Cathy’s displays we decided that we really did need to address the...

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Upcoming Events at Whodunit?
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin


Writer’s Group
The writer’s group is breaking for the remainder of the summer. Come September, they will continue to meet at the store on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m. starting September 25th. All are welcome. Call Wendy at the store for more details.

Mystery Reading Club

The Mystery Reading Group...

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Bouchercon By the Bay
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin


San Francisco, October 14th-17th, 2010
Distinguished Contribution to the Genre: Lee Child
International Guest of Honor: Denise Mina
American Guest of Honor: Laurie R. King
Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and...

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