News-Bulletin

Bumsted Books of the Year - Michael's Pick Bumsted Books of the Year - Michael's Pick
Thursday Dec 01 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

I must admit that once again there were not a lot of new mysteries in my catalogue this year. As a result, once again my favourite book of the year is from off the beaten path. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton won the Edgar for Best Book of the Year,...

more...
 
Bumsted Books of the Year - Wendy's Picks Bumsted Books of the Year - Wendy's Picks
Thursday Dec 01 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

My book of the year for 2011 is C.C. Benison?s, Twelve Drummers Drumming. This is the start of a new series for the author of the ?Her Majesty Investigates series?. The main character, Rev. Tom Christmas, aka. Father Christmas, is the new rector of Thornford Regis, a small English town. However,...

more...
 
Bumsted Books of the Year - Jack's Picks Bumsted Books of the Year - Jack's Picks
Thursday Dec 01 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

In the past, one book has for me usually distanced itself from the pack as the ?book of the year,? but this time around I am unable to single out one title. Instead three books jostle in my mind as outstanding. One is Ian Rankin?s latest, The Impossible Dead. As we...

more...
 
Newsletter - Historical Mysteries, New and Rediscovered by Wendy Newsletter - Historical Mysteries, New and Rediscovered by Wendy
Thursday Dec 01 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

I was surprised to learn recently that historical crime fiction hardly existed before the 1970s and only really took off in the 1980s and 90s. We have just started to stock a new series by Shirley McKay set at the university in St. Andrews, Scotland in the sixteenth century. The main...

more...
 
Newsletter - Asian Crime Fiction, Part II by Jack Newsletter - Asian Crime Fiction, Part II by Jack
Thursday Dec 01 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

In our last newsletter I wrote of the opportunities to learn something of a less well-known part of the world ? Asia ? by reading crime fiction set there. I examined books set in China, Tibet, and Laos. In this installment I will look at work located in North Korea, Thailand,...

more...
 
Friday Reads - What We're Reading - November 4th Edition Friday Reads - What We're Reading - November 4th Edition
Friday Nov 04 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading SNOWDROPS by A.D. Miller.
Wendy is reading CHELSEA MANSIONS by Barry Maitland.
Sian is reading THE DECEPTION AT LYME by Carrie Bebris.
Michael is reading AMERICAN GODS: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Neil Gaiman.

more...
 
Newsletter - Tea with Father Christmas (well, not quite?)
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

On Sunday, November 27th from 2-4pm, we will be hosting an early Christmas Tea to celebrate the publication of C.C. Benison’s new novel, Twelve Drummer’s Drumming. This is the first in a new series, by the author of the popular Her Majesty investigates series. We hope that you will join us...

more...
 
Newsletter - What I?m Reading
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

I’ve only been talking about it for months, but I finally got around to reading Heartless by Gail Carriger. I needed the perfect conditions; it’s not a book to be read on a busy subway when you can’t fully pay attention. At any rate, as expected, I completely loved it and...

more...
 
Newsletter - Mysteries on Netflix
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We’re big Netflix fans at Whodunit, especially since many of our favourite mystery series are now available for viewing in their entirety. They are constantly adding new titles, but for now think about checking out (and maybe buying the books to go with) the following:
Sherlock (the new BBC series)
Murder She Wrote...

more...
 
Newsletter - ASIAN CRIME FICTION
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

ASIAN CRIME FICTION by Jack
As most of our customers know, I am a great advocate of using crime fiction as a way to expand one’s horizons, both geographically and temporally. At one time crime fiction was pretty much confined to settings in contemporary Europe and North America, with occasional glimpses of...

more...
 
September Book Club Questions - The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill September Book Club Questions - The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill
Tuesday Sep 13 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The book club will reconvene in September. Meetings will be on the last Tuesday of the month. The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 27th at 7p.m. and the title up for discussion is Colin Cotterill's THE CORONER'S LUNCH. Books are available in the store at a 10% discount. Questions are...

more...
 
This Just In: Stieg Larsson in TP and Agatha Christie en francais This Just In: Stieg Larsson in TP and Agatha Christie en francais
Friday Sep 09 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We've got the new TP of Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST in new and we just bought a cache of used Agatha Christine TPs in French (might be some good practice for someone trying to improve their comprehension).

more...
 
August Bestsellers August Bestsellers
Friday Sep 09 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Here's what people were loving in August.

Mass Market
1. Coyle, Cleo, Roast Mortem
2. Francis, Dick & Felix, Crossfire
3. Townsend, Kari, Tempest in the Tea Leaves
4. Burke, James Lee, The Glass Rainbow
5. Albert, Susan Witig, The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

more...
 
Whodunit Holiday Hours - Closed Sunday and Monday
Saturday Sep 03 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Whodunit will be open regular hours Saturday, September 3rd but closed Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th. We'll reopen at 10am on Tuesday, September 6th.

more...
 
What We're Reading - September 2nd Edition What We're Reading - September 2nd Edition
Friday Sep 02 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Sian is reading HEARTLESS by Gail Carriger.

Jack is reading BETWEEN SUMMER'S LONGING AND WINTER'S END by Leif GW Persson.

Wendy is reading A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny.

more...
 
Review - The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler and The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jurri Adler-Olsen Review - The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler and The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jurri Adler-Olsen
Saturday Aug 27 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

One of the myriad tasks of the bookstore owner is to read a substantial proportion of the new books he or she is trying to sell. A substantial proportion of customers will show me a book and ask, ?have you read this?? As a result, over the past four years I...

more...
 
Yes, we've got it Yes, we've got it
Friday Aug 26 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We've got a longer and more detailed piece coming soon, but in the short term, "Yes!" we do have the following talked about titles in stock:
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny
THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler (review from Jack coming soon)
THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES by Jurri Adler-Olsen (review from...

more...
 
What We're Reading - August 22nd Edition What We're Reading - August 22nd Edition
Monday Aug 22 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Jack is reading THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD by Ian Rankin (kindly provided in it's advanced version by the publisher).
Wendy is reading THE SQUARE ROOT OF MURDER by Ada Madison.
Sian is reading AND ONLY TO DECEIVE by Tasha Alexander (having read three Laurie R. King 'Mary Russell Holmes' books in the last week).

more...
 
New Trade Paperbacks in Store - New Feature! New Trade Paperbacks in Store - New Feature!
Thursday Aug 04 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

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 "verbally" online.

more...
 
July Bestsellers July Bestsellers
Thursday Aug 04 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Maybe you've been stocking up on used books during the sale, but here's the new releases your fellow readers have been buying in the meantime:

more...
 
CBC Books Contest - Nominate Whodunit!
Tuesday Aug 02 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

CBC Books is having a contest for the best bookstore in Canada, and we'd be very grateful if you'd consider nominating Whodunit. All you have to do is comment and there's even a prize for nominating!

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2011/07/whats-your-favourite-canadian-bookstore.html#socialcomments

more...
 
What I'm Reading by Sian - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Sian

First off, can I just say how thrilled I am that so many of you took my advice and gave the Sarah Caudwell ?Hilary Tamar? series a try. Wasn?t it totally wonderful? If it made you think of another series, please let me know as I would love to read more...

more...
 
Author Recommendation: C.J. Sansom - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin


Historical mysteries have in recent years become one of the principal staples of the crime fiction genre. There is now at least one series on virtually every historical period, and on some eras, such as the British medieval period, there is actually serious competition among four or five entrants. Writing a...

more...
 
EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN DETECTIVE by Jack - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Despite the advocacy of countless rivals, the American writer Edgar Allan Poe remains relatively secure in his place as the originator of the modern detective genre (as opposed to crime fiction) as we know it. I emphasize originator rather than “father”, because it is difficult to trace a direct line of...

more...
 
Used Book Sale - Newsletter
Wednesday Jul 27 2011
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

We?re having our bi-annual used book sale starting on Friday, July 29th and ending Sunday, August 7th. All used and collectible titles, in all formats, will be 50% off.

more...
 

< Newer   - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 -   Earlier >

The Missing Clue

Sign up for our email newsletter version of our famous “The Missing Clue”. Customers can also receive the original “The Missing Clue” print newsletter.
More about The Missing Clue.