Lecture: Hardboiled Crime Fiction and its Practitioners Lecture: Hardboiled Crime Fiction and its Practitioners
Monday Jan 12 2009
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On January 12th at 7pm, Jack Bumsted will be presenting a lecture entitled "Hardboiled Crime Fiction and its Practitioners".

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Reading Club and Writers' Group Update
Tuesday Dec 16 2008
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Reading Club and Writers' Group Update

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Lecture: Crime Fiction in the British Empire Lecture: Crime Fiction in the British Empire
Sunday Dec 14 2008
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Lecture: Crime Fiction in the British Empire as presented by Jack Bumsted on December 8th, 2008

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Lecture: The Detective Story in Canada Lecture: The Detective Story in Canada
Wednesday Dec 03 2008
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Lecture: The Detective Story in Canada as presented by Jack Bumsted on November 3rd, 2008

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Now Available: Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted Now Available: Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Jack Bumsted is pleased to announce the publication of his new book, Lord Selkirk: A Life.

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New lecture series at WHODUNIT?
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Over the Fall and Winter Whodunit? is planning a series of talks and seminars. They will be held on the first Monday of the month starting in November, at 7 p.m. The first three will be talks given by the ubiquitous Mr. Bumsted. Refreshments will be served.

November 3: “Canadian Crime Fiction”

December...

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Notification
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Whodunit will not be buying used books between 10 December 2008 and 10 January 2009, so that we can deal with our Christmas business.

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Mystery Reading Club
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Mystery Reading Club meets at Whodunit? at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, October 28 is the second meeting, with Mary Jane Maffini’s Organize your Corpses. This is the first in her Charlotte Adam series.

New members of the Book Club are always welcome.

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Whodunit Writers' Club
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

The Writers’ Club went on hiatus for July and August. The first meeting of the Fall season was Wednesday, September 17, 2008, with subsequent meetings on the third Wednesday of the month.

Call Bob Preston, 633-5472, for details.

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Josephine Tey is Back!
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Simon and Schuster has just announced that they have acquired the Canadian rights to the eight titles written by Josephine Tey. They will be appearing shortly in trade paper editions and shortly after that in our store.
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In Memoriam
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Dennis Richard Murphy

Dennis Murphy died of lung cancer on June 15 in Toronto, Canada. He began writing mystery stories after a notable career as a documentary filmmaker. His stories were nominated several times for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis awards. "Fuzzy Wuzzy", published in EQMM, August 2006, won the...

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Conventions
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Bouchercon 2008
October 9th -October 12th
Be “Charmed to Death” in Baltimore, MD.
www.bouchercon.info
http://bouchercon2008.blogspot.com/

The Anthony Awards for 2008 were awarded at Bouchercon. Winners are listed on the last page of this newsletter.


Bouchercon 2009
Elementary, my dear Indy!

October 15 - 18, 2009
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
222.bouchercon2009.com


New England Crime Bake 2008
7th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers...

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From the Used Shelves
Wednesday Oct 29 2008
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One of the observable tendencies of many customers in Whodunit is to gravitate toward the big names of the best-seller lists, in the process depriving themselves of a variety of very good reading. We thought that this month in the newsletter we would introduce readers to several excellent authors who are...

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Book Notes Book Notes
Wednesday Oct 29 2008
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by Sian

It's been a busy fall, but as soon as I realized that it took me several weeks to read one book, I knew that I needed to get my priorities straight. I needn't have worried, because as soon as I picked up Susan Kandel's I DREAMED I MARRIED PERRY MASON my...

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Macavity Awards 2008
Wednesday Oct 29 2008
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The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories. The year listed is the year of the award, for books published in the previous...

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2008 Anthony Awards
Wednesday Oct 29 2008
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by Whodunit

Best Novel:
Laura Lippman - What the Dead Know William Morrow

Best First Novel:
Tana French- In the Woods Viking Adult

Best Paperback Original
P.J. Parrish- A Thousand Bones Pocket

Short Story
Laura Lippman- Hardly Knew Her - (Dead Man's Hand edited by Otto Penzler) for Harcourt

Critical Work
Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in...

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October Book of the Month
Sunday Oct 05 2008
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by Jack

October's Book of the Month is DRAINING LAKE by Arnald Indridason.

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Review: Private Patient by P.D. James Review: Private Patient by P.D. James
Saturday Oct 04 2008
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by Jack

Phyllis D. James, now Baroness James of Holland Park, published her first crime novel, entitled Cover Her Face, in 1962.

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Review: Open Doors by Ian Rankin Review: Open Doors by Ian Rankin
Tuesday Sep 09 2008
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by Wendy

I feel I should start this review with a confession, I have never read any of the Inspector Rebus novels.

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Michael Van Rooy coming to Whodunit! Michael Van Rooy coming to Whodunit!
Saturday Sep 06 2008
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by Whodunit

Michael Van Rooy, author of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal, is coming to Whodunit at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 9th.

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Fall Lecture Series
Tuesday Aug 26 2008
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by Jack

Over the Fall and Winter Whodunit? is planning a series of talks and seminars.

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Welcome to the new Whodunit?
Monday Aug 25 2008
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by Whodunit

Welcome to the new online home of Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore.

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The Missing Clue
Wednesday Aug 20 2008
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Review: Have Mercy On Us All by Fred Vargas Review: Have Mercy On Us All by Fred Vargas
Saturday Aug 09 2008
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by Gaylene Chesnut

Fred Vargas is a well-known French mystery author. She is a historian and an archaeologist by profession and this shows in her book.

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Review: The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley Review: The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley
Saturday Aug 09 2008
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by Gaylene Chesnut


What a discovery this author is! This book is his first and I would consider The Hundredth Man to be a police thriller. The story is dark, with a serial killer who leaves victims without a head. I know that seems quite grim, but the characters in the book are not...

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