The Court Of the Air
Friday May 01 2009
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by Michael

Stephen Hunt's The Court of the Air is a book which I first picked up by accident. It was being offered in a 3 for 2 special at Blackwell's in Sheffield while I was buying books for my flight back to Winnipeg in 2007.

I felt as I first read it that...

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BOOK SALE May 4 - 17
Friday May 01 2009
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May 31st is our year end and for the past two years Sian has come home for the Victoria Day weekend to help count the books. This year she will not be home, so to make our task a little easier we have decided to have a SALE.

From Monday, May...

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Meet Susan Bowden - Rescheduled
Monday Apr 20 2009
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by Whodunit

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, at 7 p.m. Whodunit? will host the well known crime novelist Susan Bowden.

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Whodunit March Bestsellers Whodunit March Bestsellers
Monday Apr 20 2009
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by Whodunit

Check out the bestsellers for March at Whodunit!

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Award News for Whodunit Proprietor! Award News for Whodunit Proprietor!
Sunday Apr 05 2009
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by Whodunit

Updated: He's a winner! Jack Bumsted was just annouced as the winner of the John W. Dafoe Book Prize. Read all about it here!

Jack Bumsted has been nominated for the prestigious John W. Dafoe Book Prize for his new book LORD SELKIRK: A LIFE. Read the article in the Winnipeg Free...

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Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Sunday Mar 15 2009
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by J.M. Bumsted

Every once in a while a crime fiction novel comes along which absolutely knocks off my socks. Reading such a work reminds me that most crime fiction is competent but unexciting, although occasionally a book can rise to higher heights. This work by Stieg Larsson, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO,...

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Whodunit February Bestsellers Whodunit February Bestsellers
Sunday Mar 08 2009
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by Whodunit

Customers often come in to the store looking for recommendations on what to read next. We usually tell you what we're enjoying, but have you ever wondered what other people are enjoying?

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Whodunit Author Event with Susan Bowden - EVENT POSTPONED
Thursday Feb 26 2009
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by Whodunit

Meet Winnipeg author Susan Bowden on Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm.

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It's Oscar Time! It's Oscar Time!
Friday Feb 20 2009
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Whodunit


The Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and earlier than usual at that. If you need some books to get you into the Oscar spirit, try these two mysteries from women who are no strangers to the red carpet themselves.

Los Angeles Times reporter Mary McNamara's debut novel OSCAR SEASON is...

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Review: Bone By Bone by Carol O'Connell Review: Bone By Bone by Carol O'Connell
Monday Feb 02 2009
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Gaylene

I have always enjoyed Carol O'Connell's books with the protagonist Kate Mallory and I confess I was disappointed this was not in the series.

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In Memoriam
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

Donald Westlake (1933-2008): Westlake was a prolific American author who wrote over 100 crime fiction novels under a number of pseudonyms -- Richard Stark, Edwin West, Tucker Coe were the most prominent. His work varied from comic to bleak and hardboiled, and frequently served as the basis for film scripts. At...

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Remember Our Bookmarks!
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

Buy 12 paperbacks & get the next one free up to 9.99; buy 8 hard-covers & get the next one free up to 34.99.

NEW!

Buy a trade paperback priced at $19.95 and above, and receive two paperback bookmark stamps.

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Forthcoming Books Forthcoming Books
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

March Releases Anderson, Louise: Perception of Death mm $ 7.99 Andrews, Ilona: Magic Strikes mm $ 8.99 Archer, Jeffrey: Paths of Glory hc $ 30.95 Armstrong, Kelley: Made to Be Broken ...

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Book Notes Book Notes
Friday Jan 30 2009
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Sian

Like many of you, my Christmas stocking was filled to the brim with books, many of which I haven’t even had a chance to crack open yet. But for those of you who had a good chunk of vacation and blew through their pile of books, let me make a few...

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Dashiell Hammett Dashiell Hammett
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) – the name was spelled with two Ls, two Ms and two Ts, was born in rural Maryland, the son of a farmer. His family later moved to Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett began his working career at the age of 14, and after holding a variety of jobs...

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Graphic Novels Graphic Novels
Friday Jan 30 2009
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Michael

I didn't start as a mystery reader. I had read the occasional one here and there, but it wasn't until we took over the store that mysteries became part of my regular reading repertoire. The more I have read the more one thing has struck me. The themes and story-lines which...

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Collectibles Collectibles
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Michael

One of the things that I have always enjoyed is collecting things - baseball cards, comics, at one point the toys out of Kinder eggs, and as an adult, books. For me, it all began with the remaindered sections at our larger competitors. The opportunity to get a hardcover first edition...

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Upcoming Conventions
Friday Jan 30 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

CONVENTIONS Bouchercon 2009 Elementary, my dear Indy!
October 15 - 18, 2009
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana www.bouchercon2009.com New England Crime Bake 2009 8th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers November 13–15, Hilton Hotel, Dedham MA Guest of Honor: Sue Grafton Supported by Mystery Writers of America and New England Sisters in Crime http://crimebake.org/index.htm MALICE DOMESTIC 21 If traditional mysteries are...

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Writer's Group Writer's Group
Friday Jan 30 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The Writer’s Group continues to meet on the third Wednesday of the month.

Next meeting Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Call Bob Preston, 633-5472, for details.

Whodunit? Writer's Club on CBC Radio by Bob Preston
On Sunday January 18th, Michael Hartley and I were interviewed by Agatha Moyer on CBC's Weekend Morning Show. I'd never been...

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Mystery Reading Club Mystery Reading Club
Friday Jan 30 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 24, 2009 This month's book will be CARRY TIGER TO MOUNTAIN by Mark Zuehlke. The book is available for purchase at the store.

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Coming Events at Whodunit? Coming Events at Whodunit?
Friday Jan 30 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Wednesday, February 11, 7 p. m. Author reading with John Gleeson John Gleeson will be reading from his new thriller, Coast Growers. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served. Monday, March 9, 2009, 7 p. m. Meet Susan Bowden Whodunit? will host at the 165 Lilac St. location the...

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2nd Annual Used Book Sale 2nd Annual Used Book Sale
Friday Jan 30 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We are once again having a used book sale to coincide with Freedom to Read Week. ALL our used books will be at half price, this includes hard covers, trade paperbacks, collectibles as well as the regular mass market used books.

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Lecture: The Hard-Boiled Tradition in Crime Fiction Lecture: The Hard-Boiled Tradition in Crime Fiction
Sunday Jan 25 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Lecture: The Hard-Boiled Tradition in Crime Fiction as presented by Jack Bumsted on January 12th, 2009.

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Thursday Mystery News - Edgar Award Nominees Thursday Mystery News - Edgar Award Nominees
Thursday Jan 22 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The Edgar Award Nominees were announced this week, with the awards to be presented on April 30th, 2009.

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Upcoming Event - John Gleeson at Whodunit Upcoming Event - John Gleeson at Whodunit
Thursday Jan 22 2009
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

John Gleeson, author of COAST GROWERS, will be reading and signing books at Whodunit on February 11th at 7pm.

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