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What We're Reading: Monday, September 20th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, September 20th Edition
Monday Sep 20 2010
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by Whodunit

Wendy is reading ONE STEP BEHIND by Henning Mankell.

Sian is reading BLONDE BOMBSHELL by Tom Holt.

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Whodunit Mystery Book Club - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - September Questions Whodunit Mystery Book Club - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - September Questions
Monday Sep 20 2010
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by Whodunit

The next meeting of the Whodunit Mystery Reading group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 7pm. This month's selection is THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley. The book is available at the store for purchase and all are welcome. Questions up for discussions are...

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Used Book Update
Tuesday Sep 14 2010
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by Whodunit

Wendy and Jack will be away from the store until Monday, September 20th so any and all used book buying will be on hiatus until that day.

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What We're Reading: Monday, September 13th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, September 13th Edition
Tuesday Sep 14 2010
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by Whodunit


Jack is reading THE SILENT SPEAKER by Rex Stout.

Michael is reading PACIFIC VORTEX by Clive Cussler and THE ARMSMAKER OF BERLIN by Dan Fesperman.

Sian is reading BLAMELESS by Gail Carriger, and she's hoping for a happy ending.

Wendy is reading ME, MYSELF, AND WHY? by Maryjanice Davidson.

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Wednesday (ok, Thursday) Review - The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross Wednesday (ok, Thursday) Review - The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross
Thursday Sep 09 2010
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by Jack

Among the most interesting reads in our store are those that marry seemingly contradictory (or at least unlikely) genres and make them work. An outstanding example is provided by Charles Stross, the science fiction guru, who has now written three books that successfully combine spy fiction and fantasy-horror, wrapping the two...

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Website Update: Newsletter Archives Updated
Monday Sep 06 2010
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by Whodunit

You asked, we listened. The archives for our newsletter THE MISSING CLUE has been updated and is now completely up to date. Check it out here.

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What We're Reading: Monday, August 30th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, August 30th Edition
Monday Aug 30 2010
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by Whodunit

Wendy is reading BEAN THERE, DONE THAT by Sandra Balzo and NESTING DOLLS by Gail Bowen.

Jack is reading THREE STATIONS by Martin Cruz-Smith.

Sian is reading JUDGMENT CALLS by Alafair Burke.

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Wednesday Review - An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson Wednesday Review - An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
Wednesday Aug 25 2010
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by Sian

It's taken me over a year to finish AN EXPERT IN MURDER by Nicola Upson and while that?s certainly not the longest I've ever had a book on the go, it's still a little embarrassing. I've had a soft spot for Josephine Tey ever since my sainted AP history teacher (and...

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What We're Reading: Monday, August 23rd Edition What We're Reading: Monday, August 23rd Edition
Monday Aug 23 2010
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by Whodunit

Jack is reading Mrs. Pargeter's Package by Simon Brett

Wendy is reading A Deadly Arrangement by Denise Osbourne

Sian FINALLY finished An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson and is still working on A BODY TO DIE FOR by Kate White.

What are YOU reading?

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Weekend News Update: Gail Bowen visits Whodunit Weekend News Update: Gail Bowen visits Whodunit
Sunday Aug 22 2010
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by Whodunit

Excitement at Whodunit? on Saturday morning when Gail Bowen stopped by and autographed copies of her latest book, The Nesting Dolls. The visit was totally unexpected as Gail and her husband where en route from Toronto to Regina by train and had a four hour lay over..

The book is available (signed)...

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What We're Reading: Monday, August 16th Edition What We're Reading: Monday, August 16th Edition
Monday Aug 16 2010
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by Whodunit

Michael -
Just finished PRONTO by Elmore Leonard, RIDING THE RAP by Elmore Leonard.
Is working on THE ICE HARVEST by Scott Phillips, THERE ARE NO GHOSTS IN THE SOVIET UNION by Reginald Hill, and THE NAME OF A BULLFIGHTER by Luis Sepulveda.

Wendy -
Is reading DEAD TIME by Stephen White.

Sian -
Is...

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New Website Schedule
Sunday Aug 15 2010
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by Whodunit

I don't know about you, but there's nothing that keeps me honest about staying on task like making my intentions known. So, let it be known that the following is the schedule that we're trying to adhere to here at WhodunitCanada.com.

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August Used Book Update
Sunday Aug 15 2010
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by Whodunit

The August Used Book Sale really cleared out our shelves, but as soon as we started buying books again we got a deluge of Agatha Christie titles and cozies. Come on down to the store and take a look.

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Stieg Larsson
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin, Staff-Picks-and-Reviews

by Jack Bumsted

By now almost everyone in the Western World has heard the story of Stieg Larsson, the Swedish journalist who published what is now called “The Millennium Trilogy”, which has sold millions of copies world-wide. The barebones of the story seem straightforward enough. Larsson began the manuscript on his laptop around 2002,...

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Changes in the Store
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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If you have been in the store in the last few weeks you will have seen that we have been making some changes. The first was to take out the window display area. Although we and our customers loved Cathy’s displays we decided that we really did need to address the...

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Upcoming Events at Whodunit?
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin


Writer’s Group
The writer’s group is breaking for the remainder of the summer. Come September, they will continue to meet at the store on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m. starting September 25th. All are welcome. Call Wendy at the store for more details.

Mystery Reading Club

The Mystery Reading Group...

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Bouchercon By the Bay
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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San Francisco, October 14th-17th, 2010
Distinguished Contribution to the Genre: Lee Child
International Guest of Honor: Denise Mina
American Guest of Honor: Laurie R. King
Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and...

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Castle
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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Those of you who are fans of the ABC series, Castle, will remember that the series ended with Castle going off to the Hamptons to finish his second Nicky Heat novel. He was obviously successful because Naked Heat will be released in hardcover and be in the store at the end...

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Holmes and Bond: A Herstory
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
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by Sian

My first visit to the store when I visit Winnipeg is always exciting because I get to pick up the books I ordered on my last visit. There are usually a few old favorites and a few new authors I’m trying in a lovely pile on the shelf (you are pre-ordering...

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Forthcoming Books
Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin


The lists on the website are updated regularly, to alert our customers to new releases.

August Mass Market
Andrews, Donna - Swan for the Money
Barclay, Alex - Time of Death
Barrett, Lorna - Chapter and Hearse
Baxter, Cynthia - Crossing the Lion
Beaton, M.C. - There Goes the Bride
Beck, Jessica - Fatally Frosted
Black, Lisa - Evidence...

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Award News: 2010 CWA Dagger Shortlist Announced Award News: 2010 CWA Dagger Shortlist Announced
Monday Jul 26 2010
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The shortlists for three of the 2010 CWA Dagger awards has just been announced, to be awarded in the fall, and are as follows:

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Now Available - A CRIMINAL TO REMEMBER by Michael Van Rooy Now Available - A CRIMINAL TO REMEMBER by Michael Van Rooy
Friday Jun 25 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

Michael Van Rooy's latest book A CRIMINAL TO REMEMBER is now available for purchase at Whodunit. Want to meet Michael and get your book signed? Stay tuned for details. Don't forget, you can reserve a copy by calling (294-284-9100) or emailing the store.

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Sequel Alert: The Girl Who Played with Fire on the Big Screen - Now Playing in Winnipeg Sequel Alert: The Girl Who Played with Fire on the Big Screen - Now Playing in Winnipeg
Monday Jun 21 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Whodunit

The Swedish film version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO was just released in Canada this past April, but the film version of the second book in the series THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE has already released in Europe. The trailer is available now, although it's unclear when the...

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New Feature - New Trade Paperbacks New Feature - New Trade Paperbacks
Sunday Jun 20 2010
Posted in: News-Bulletin

by Jack

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 on line.

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The Next Stieg Larsson The Next Stieg Larsson
Wednesday Jun 16 2010
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by Whodunit


An interesting article in the New York Times today is talking about how publishers are on the lookout for the next new Scandanavian sensation. Of course, they use Camilla Lackberg as an example of a bestselling Swedish author who hasn't been translated and made available in the United States. Whodunit customers...

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