Terry Pratchett Night Update Terry Pratchett Night Update
Tuesday Apr 29 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

On April 28 2014, a small but enthusiastic band of readers gathered at Whodunit? to celebrate the birthday of Terry Pratchett.

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YA Reviews - The Winter Horses and Etiquette & Espionage YA Reviews - The Winter Horses and Etiquette & Espionage
Friday Apr 04 2014
Posted in: Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jack

Some of the best books in our store are categorized by their publishers as ?Young Adult? (or ?YA?).

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Terry Pratchett Nights Terry Pratchett Nights
Friday Apr 04 2014
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by Whodunit

On March 13 2014, Whodunit? hosted an evening devoted to Terry Pratchett, part of our continuing effort to provide our customers with collective reading experiences of less traditional authors.

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Newsletter - Interview with Vicki Delany Newsletter - Interview with Vicki Delany
Tuesday Apr 01 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

I had the pleasure of interviewing Vicki Delany, author of the ?Constable Molly Smith? and ?Klondike Mystery? series, in February in Toronto. Her newest Molly Smith, Under Cold Stone, is on sale April 1st.

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Newsletter - Reviews by Michael Newsletter - Reviews by Michael
Tuesday Apr 01 2014
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by Michael

The Last Policeman - Ben H. Winter (tp$14.95)
Although described as a science fiction crossover, The Last Policeman is set in the present day and in a non-fantastical world. That is, of course, except for the asteroid on a collision course with the earth. The first book of a trilogy, this Edgar...

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Newsletter - Spinning off from the Sherlockian Canon Newsletter - Spinning off from the Sherlockian Canon
Tuesday Apr 01 2014
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by Jack

One of the most fascinating (and complex) stories in the history of popular culture is that of Sherlock Holmes, created in 1887 by a young unknown writer named Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Newsletter - Newsletter Mailing Update
Tuesday Apr 01 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

As we mentioned in the February newsletter, as of June we will no longer be doing a mass paper mailing of The Missing Clue, due to changes in postal rates. Out of town customers will continue to receive their newsletter in the mail, although we?d encourage you to receive by email.

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Review: The Baker Street Translation by Michael Robertson Review: The Baker Street Translation by Michael Robertson
Sunday Mar 23 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

One of the most ubiquitous categories of crime fiction in our store is the Sherlockiana, pastiches of several sorts taking off from Conan Doyle?s original character.

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Newsletter - What I'm Reading by Sian Newsletter - What I'm Reading by Sian
Saturday Feb 01 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

Unlike Michael, I?m back at school this January so my reading time has been somewhat curtailed.

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Newsletter - Late to the Party by Michael Newsletter - Late to the Party by Michael
Saturday Feb 01 2014
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by Michael

Happy New Year! As my life is no longer composed of the mostly self-destructive composition of a doctoral thesis, I have decided to embark on a new reading mission.

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Newsletter - TV Notes by Wendy Newsletter - TV Notes by Wendy
Saturday Feb 01 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Wendy

If you are a Benjamin Black fan you will be pleased to hear that the Quirke books are coming to the small screen. The first series is based on the first three novels, Christine Falls, The Silver Swan and Elegy for April.

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Newsletter - History and Mystery by Jack Newsletter - History and Mystery by Jack
Saturday Feb 01 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Both historical fiction and crime fiction have long been staples of popular fiction. Each goes back well into the nineteenth century, where they developed quite separately.

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Newsletter - Upcoming Postal Changes
Saturday Feb 01 2014
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

As you?ve probably heard, the cost of postage in Canada for letter mail will be increasing to $1.00 on March 31st of this year. As a result, we?ll be unable to continue to subsidize the cost of postage for newsletter mail delivery.

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Newsletter - Mystery Reading Group Update Newsletter - Mystery Reading Group Update
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin


The Mystery Reading group will meet for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday, January 28th. Meetings start at 7p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
The books for the first quarter of 2014 are:
January – Thomas Rendell Curran, Undertow
February – Gail Bowen, Kaleidoscope
March – Giles Blunt, Forty Words for Sorrow

Books are...

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Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Sian Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Sian
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

Can you believe this is the fourth anniversary of our favourite books of the year? We?re thrilled to keep sharing what we?ve loved in 2013 and hope you?ll give at least one of them a try!

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Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Michael Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Michael
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Michael

Can you believe this is the fourth anniversary of our favourite books of the year? We?re thrilled to keep sharing what we?ve loved in 2013 and hope you?ll give at least one of them a try!

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Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Wendy Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Wendy
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Wendy

Can you believe this is the fourth anniversary of our favourite books of the year? We?re thrilled to keep sharing what we?ve loved in 2013 and hope you?ll give at least one of them a try!

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Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Jack Newsletter - Bumsted Picks - Jack
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

Can you believe this is the fourth anniversary of our favourite books of the year? We?re thrilled to keep sharing what we?ve loved in 2013 and hope you?ll give at least one of them a try!

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Newsletter: Early Crime Drama on American Television Newsletter: Early Crime Drama on American Television
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

In the last issue of our newsletter I listed and described my ten favourite crime drama shows from British television, pointing out that many of them originated as books, some of which could be found on our shelves. Although I also noted that the situation was different on American television, where...

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December 2013 Used Book Update
Friday Nov 29 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We will not be buying any used books until the middle of January.

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August Bestsellers August Bestsellers
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Mass Market
1. Coyle, Cleo Brew to a Kill,
2. MCKinnley, Jen Cloche and Dagger
3. Collins, Kate, Seed No Evil
4. Martin, Nancy No Way to Kill a Lady
5. Preston & Child Two Graves
6. Brown, Rita Mae Sneaky Pie for President
7. Chase, Erika Cover Story
8. Budewitz, Leslie Death Al Dente
9. Eastman,...

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In Memorium: Barnard and Leonard
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

The world of crime fiction has recently lost two of its most distinguished practitioners, one British and one American Although their work was quite different in style and content, Robert Barnard and Elmore Leonard were both prolific writers, each representing the mainstream national characteristics of crime writing in their respective countries.

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Newsletter: What I'm Reading by Sian Newsletter: What I'm Reading by Sian
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

As promised, August and September have been much more productive reading months for me given a month of vacation and now almost four hours a day of transit commuting. I?m up to 78 books for 2012, with only 22 to go to reach my goal of 100 books read for the...

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Newsletter: Kay, Davis, and Galbraith by Hannah Newsletter: Kay, Davis, and Galbraith by Hannah
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Hannah

This August, I found myself with a stack of three new books by three of my favorite authors: Guy Gavriel Kay, Lindsey Davis, and J.K. Rowling (under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith). My feelings about the three different offerings were different and ranged from expected pleasure, mild disappointment, and finally, to unexpected...

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Newsletter: British Crime Drama on TV by Jack Newsletter: British Crime Drama on TV by Jack
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

The discussions in our store about the recent Louise Penny television presentation on CBC ? was it too slow? Were the main characters close to what readers imagined?

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