3rd Annual August Long Weekend Used Book Sale
Friday Jul 31 2009
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by Whodunit

Save 50% on ALL used books- including trade paperbacks, used hard backs and collectibles.

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Thoughts of a Young Bookseller
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Michael

Now that I am spending more and more time in the shop and getting a better sense of the genre, I find myself more able to express opinions on the qualities and abilities of our more popular writers. Even armed with this new level of knowledge, I still find myself feeling...

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Inspired by Jane Austen
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Wendy

Jane Austen novels have become a staple upon which other authors base their work. This Spring we saw the publication of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The author Seth Graham Smith has inserted paragraphs into what is the original text of the book. It has become a cult favorite but,...

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For Rhys Bowen Fans
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Wendy

Many of our customers have been bemoaning the fact that Rhys Bowen has moved away from her Constable Evans character based in North Wales. There is, however, a new novel based in that same area of North Wales. Elizabeth J. Duncan is a Canadian writer whose first novel, The Cold Light...

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BOOK NOTES
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Sian

I started reading Kelley Armstrong four years ago at the recommendation of her editor at Random House. Her original series, now entitled ‘Women of the Otherworld’ is urban fantasy and now numbers ten titles. Frost Bitten, the latest title, will be released at the end of September, some of the earlier...

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Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

When most crime fiction fans think of the beginnings of the Scandinavian mystery writing which has become so popular in the 21st century, they cast their thoughts back to the early 1990s, when Henning Mankell was first published in English and was quickly followed by Peter Hoeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow....

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Something to laugh about
Friday Jul 24 2009
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The weather this summer has not been anything to smile about let alone laugh about but on one of those very grey and cold days I picked up a book which not only made me laugh out loud but kept me up past my bedtime to finish it. The book was...

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VERTIGO CRIME Launch
Thursday Jul 23 2009
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Michael

It seems that I am not the only person who saw the possible connections between the mystery reading audience and the graphic novel.

With the first two books ready to be released in August, DC (Detective Comics) has announced their newest imprint 'Vertigo Crime'.

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Upcoming Event: Michael Van Rooy and George Szanto
Monday Jul 13 2009
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by Whodunit

Michael Van Rooy, author of YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD CRIMINAL, and George Szanto, author of NEVER SLEEP WITH A SUSPECT ON GABRIOLA ISLAND, will be be appearing at Whodunit on Monday, July 27th at 7pm.

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Review: Brunetti's Venice by Toni Sepeda Review: Brunetti's Venice by Toni Sepeda
Monday Jul 06 2009
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by Jack

Millions of North American readers have been introduced to Venice by the novels of Donna Leon, whose detective Commissario Guido Brunetti began his literary career in 1992 the first of eighteen installments.

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Review: The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall Review: The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
Monday Jul 06 2009
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by Jack

Tarquin Hall, The Case of the Missing Servant (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2009).

Exactly 45 years ago, the English writer H. R. F. Keating published the first book featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay Police Department. The series has gone on to produce 29 volumes and to become one of the most...

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Review: Delhi Noir Review: Delhi Noir
Monday Jul 06 2009
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by Jack

One of the realities of India that my family and I discovered when we visited there in 2000, was that it was very short on crime fiction written by Indians.

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June Bestsellers June Bestsellers
Monday Jul 06 2009
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by Whodunit

Need some new reading ideas? Check out what your fellow customers bought last month.

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Review: Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay Review: Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
Wednesday Jun 17 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

Linwood Barclay is a Canadian writer who has won awards and who is endorsed by the likes of Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Tess Gerritson, and Joseph Finder, all of whom are authors of thrillers that crank up the suspense and make it work. His work will remind you of all of...

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Review: The Lord of Death by Eliot Pattison Review: The Lord of Death by Eliot Pattison
Wednesday Jun 17 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

THE LORD OF DEATH is the sixth book in Eliot Pattison?s ongoing series set in contemporary Tibet and featuring the Chinese detective Shan Tan Yun.

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Even More Award News for Jack Bumsted Even More Award News for Jack Bumsted
Monday Jun 15 2009
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by Whodunit

Whodunit proprietor wins another award!

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Father's Day Gift Ideas
Monday Jun 15 2009
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by Whodunit

Father's Day is less than a week away. Need some ideas?

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Henning Mankell on PBS Henning Mankell on PBS
Sunday May 10 2009
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by Whodunit

Starting May 10th, PBS will be airing a new mystery series as part of 'Masterpiece Theatre' based on Henning Mankell's Wallander series starring Kenneth Branagh.

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Mystery Reading Club Mystery Reading Club
Sunday May 10 2009
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by Whodunit

The Mystery Reading Club meets at Whodunit? at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Store doors open at 6:30 p.m. Next meeting: Tuesday, March 26th, 2009 This month's book will be ANGELS & DEMONS by Dan Brown. The book is available for purchase at the store.

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Whodunit April Bestsellers Whodunit April Bestsellers
Sunday May 10 2009
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by Whodunit

Check out the April Bestsellers at Whodunit!

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FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Friday May 01 2009
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These lists are as complete as we can make them but there are always additions. From June on we plan to be updating the lists on the website on a regular basis, to alert our customers to new releases.

MAY 2009 Hardback

Barnard, Robert: Killings on Jubilee Terrace 28.00
Block, Lawrence: Step By...

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BOOK NOTES
Friday May 01 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

Something nobody tells you about starting a new relationship is the adverse effect someone in your life has on your TV watching and reading. Where I used to get through several mass markets a week, now I'm lucky if I can get through one. So now I'm trying to balance my...

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Phyllis Dorothy James
Friday May 01 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

Phyllis Dorothy James (aka Phyllis Dorothy White, her married name) was born in Oxford on 3 August 1920. Her father was a civil servant with the British Inland Revenue. As is true with many female writers, she was influenced by her father far more than by her mother. As is also...

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The Gun Seller
Friday May 01 2009
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by Michael

It is not uncommon for a book to be reissued. It is even less uncommon for a book to be reissued if the author has a new book coming out after a long hiatus. What makes this particular book uncommon is the change in status and circumstance of the author.

Hugh...

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THE TV CONNECTION
Friday May 01 2009
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Has your favourite TV personality written a mystery? This year seems to have a bumper crop of TV actors/personalities penning mysteries. Whether you are a fan of 24 hour cable news (BBC or CNN), prime time or daytime programming one of the people that you watch may have written a mystery....

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