Castle
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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Those of you who are fans of the ABC series, Castle, will remember that the series ended with Castle going off to the Hamptons to finish his second Nicky Heat novel. He was obviously successful because Naked Heat will be released in hardcover and be in the store at the end...

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Review: The Kingdom Beyond The Waves - Stephen Hunt Review: The Kingdom Beyond The Waves - Stephen Hunt
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Michael

One of the first books which I wrote about for this newsletter was the genre-defying Court of Air, Hunts' first offering in his Jackelian series. The Kingdom Beyond the Waves, which sees the return of several characters from the first book, evolves mostly around the adventures of Professor Amelia Harsh, the...

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Holmes and Bond: A Herstory
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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by Sian

My first visit to the store when I visit Winnipeg is always exciting because I get to pick up the books I ordered on my last visit. There are usually a few old favorites and a few new authors I’m trying in a lovely pile on the shelf (you are pre-ordering...

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Forthcoming Books
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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The lists on the website are updated regularly, to alert our customers to new releases.

August Mass Market
Andrews, Donna - Swan for the Money
Barclay, Alex - Time of Death
Barrett, Lorna - Chapter and Hearse
Baxter, Cynthia - Crossing the Lion
Beaton, M.C. - There Goes the Bride
Beck, Jessica - Fatally Frosted
Black, Lisa - Evidence...

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Award News: 2010 CWA Dagger Shortlist Announced Award News: 2010 CWA Dagger Shortlist Announced
Monday Jul 26 2010
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The shortlists for three of the 2010 CWA Dagger awards has just been announced, to be awarded in the fall, and are as follows:

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Mini Review: A Glimpse of Evil by Victoria Laurie Mini Review: A Glimpse of Evil by Victoria Laurie
Sunday Jul 11 2010
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by Sian

Many of you know that I'm a big fan of Victoria Laurie, particularly of her 'Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye' series. Needless to say, I was thrilled when home for the last long weekend that the new book A GLIMPSE OF EVIL had just been delivered (I got to receive it, even)....

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Now Available - A CRIMINAL TO REMEMBER by Michael Van Rooy Now Available - A CRIMINAL TO REMEMBER by Michael Van Rooy
Friday Jun 25 2010
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by Whodunit

Michael Van Rooy's latest book A CRIMINAL TO REMEMBER is now available for purchase at Whodunit. Want to meet Michael and get your book signed? Stay tuned for details. Don't forget, you can reserve a copy by calling (294-284-9100) or emailing the store.

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Sequel Alert: The Girl Who Played with Fire on the Big Screen - Now Playing in Winnipeg Sequel Alert: The Girl Who Played with Fire on the Big Screen - Now Playing in Winnipeg
Monday Jun 21 2010
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by Whodunit

The Swedish film version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO was just released in Canada this past April, but the film version of the second book in the series THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE has already released in Europe. The trailer is available now, although it's unclear when the...

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New Feature - New Trade Paperbacks New Feature - New Trade Paperbacks
Sunday Jun 20 2010
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by Jack

One of the many problems at our store is our lack of space to display all of our new books. This drawback is particularly noticeable with the new trade paperbacks, of which there are constantly increasing numbers. One of our solutions will be to display the new trades on line.

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The Next Stieg Larsson The Next Stieg Larsson
Wednesday Jun 16 2010
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by Whodunit


An interesting article in the New York Times today is talking about how publishers are on the lookout for the next new Scandanavian sensation. Of course, they use Camilla Lackberg as an example of a bestselling Swedish author who hasn't been translated and made available in the United States. Whodunit customers...

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Mystery News: New Crime Imprint at Little, Brown
Tuesday Jun 15 2010
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by Whodunit

Something to look forward to, crime fiction fans. From Publishers Lunch:
"Little, Brown will call their new crime imprint Mulholland Books (named for the road in the Hollywood Hills that is "synonymous with drama and suspense.") The line will launch in spring 2011, starting with books by Marcia Clark, Lawrence Block, Mark...

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May Bestsellers May Bestsellers
Sunday Jun 13 2010
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by Whodunit

Only people who have never heard of Stieg Larsson will be surprised to discover that he's the bestseller in two categories this month. Are you up to date?

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Good news Sci Fi fans, new Stieg Larsson manuscripts found
Wednesday Jun 09 2010
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by Whodunit


The National Library of Sweden has announced that they've come into posession of several unpublished Stieg Larsson manuscripts. They were written by Larsson when he was 17 years old and hoping to become a Science Fiction writer. Read more about it at the New York Times, here.

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Review: The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling by Kate Westbrook Review: The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling by Kate Westbrook
Monday May 31 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Sian

I think that we can all agree that the mark of a really good book is an ending that really stays with you. But what makes a really special book is an ending that you can read over and over again for the sheer joy and wonder of it. The last...

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Mystery News: Swedish author Henning Mankell jailed in Israel Mystery News: Swedish author Henning Mankell jailed in Israel
Monday May 31 2010
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Swedish author Henning Mankell, of the Wallander series, was reported missing this morning after the convoy he was a part of taking aid into Gaza was stormed by Israeli forces. New but as yet unconfirmed reports available now say the Swede is in an Israeli jail and may be facing deportation...

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Mystery News: Deaver writing new Bond Mystery News: Deaver writing new Bond
Thursday May 27 2010
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by Whodunit

Jeffery Deaver will be the author behind the next James Bond book, as chosen by Ian Fleming Publications. Deaver's Bond will be set in the present day (Sebastien Faulks' DEVIL MAY CARE was set in 1967). Deaver is the author of the 'Lincoln Rhyme' series, the 'Kathryn Dance' series, and several...

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May Book Club Questions - Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon May Book Club Questions - Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Thursday May 06 2010
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by Whodunit


The May Mystery Readers Book Club is on May 25th and the book is Donna Leon's DEATH AT LA FENICE. Questions to be discussed are below. Don't forget the book is available in store for 10% off.

1. Leon uses the first half of her book to introduce her character, Commissario Brunetti....

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Customer Review: Nowhere-Land by A.W. Hill Customer Review: Nowhere-Land by A.W. Hill
Wednesday May 05 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Doreen Pruden

Nowhere-Land by A.W. Hill
First, take a large dose of suspension of disbelief. Mix in more than a hint of forgiveness for the author?s propensity for reminding us just how widely-read he is and for using in-group acronyms. Prepare to enjoy some well-turned description. Be ready to consider some very pointed and...

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April Bestsellers April Bestsellers
Wednesday May 05 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Spring is definitely in the air. Why, it's practically time to start stockpiling books for your summer vacation! Here's what your fellow customers are reading.

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Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Wednesday Apr 28 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jo Davies-Stuchbery

Being fairly new to the murder-mystery genre, I wasn't expecting much from Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". By the last page, I was dying to read the next in the trilogy and saddened to hear that all three novels had been published posthumously. Larsson managed to grab my...

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Arthur Ellis Award Nominees 2010
Monday Apr 26 2010
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by Whodunit

The 2010 Arthur Ellis Award nominees have been announced and amongst the categories are Best Crime Novel and Best First Crime Novel. Nominees are as below:

BEST CRIME NOVEL
Aloha, Candy Hearts by Anthony Bidulka
Arctic Blue Death by R.J. Harlick
The Finger's Twist by Lee Lamothe
Death Spiral by James W. Nichol
High Chicago by Howard...

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Review: Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie Review: Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie
Tuesday Apr 13 2010
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Sian

I love Victoria Laurie's 'Abbie Cooper, Psychic Eye' series and I really liked the character of M.J. Holliday. Needless to say, I was happy when she got her own series and eagerly dove in. GHOULS GONE WILD is 'M.J. Holliday, Ghost Hunter' #4 and I couldn't put it down once I...

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April Book Club Questions - Enigma by Robert Harris April Book Club Questions - Enigma by Robert Harris
Sunday Apr 04 2010
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by Whodunit

The book club pick for April is Robert Harris' ENIGMA. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27th at 7pm.

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March Bestsellers March Bestsellers
Sunday Apr 04 2010
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by Whodunit

What weather we're having! It makes it the perfect time to go for a walk and come visit us at Whodunit. Need some ideas of what to read next? He's what your fellow customers really liked in March.

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Spring Lecture Series: Jack's Baker's Dozen on April 5th
Wednesday Mar 31 2010
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by Whodunit

If you've ever visited Whodunit, you know that co-proprietor Jack has strong feelings about what he likes and dislikes. Our upcoming Spring Lecture Series will feature Jack's Baker's Dozen of Crime Fiction Favorites, to be held Monday, April 5th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm and refreshments will be served.

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