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Mystery News: New Crime Imprint at Little, Brown
Tuesday Jun 15 2010
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by Whodunit

Something to look forward to, crime fiction fans. From Publishers Lunch:
"Little, Brown will call their new crime imprint Mulholland Books (named for the road in the Hollywood Hills that is "synonymous with drama and suspense.") The line will launch in spring 2011, starting with books by Marcia Clark, Lawrence Block, Mark...

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May Bestsellers May Bestsellers
Sunday Jun 13 2010
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by Whodunit

Only people who have never heard of Stieg Larsson will be surprised to discover that he's the bestseller in two categories this month. Are you up to date?

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Good news Sci Fi fans, new Stieg Larsson manuscripts found
Wednesday Jun 09 2010
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by Whodunit


The National Library of Sweden has announced that they've come into posession of several unpublished Stieg Larsson manuscripts. They were written by Larsson when he was 17 years old and hoping to become a Science Fiction writer. Read more about it at the New York Times, here.

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Mystery News: Swedish author Henning Mankell jailed in Israel Mystery News: Swedish author Henning Mankell jailed in Israel
Monday May 31 2010
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Swedish author Henning Mankell, of the Wallander series, was reported missing this morning after the convoy he was a part of taking aid into Gaza was stormed by Israeli forces. New but as yet unconfirmed reports available now say the Swede is in an Israeli jail and may be facing deportation...

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Mystery News: Deaver writing new Bond Mystery News: Deaver writing new Bond
Thursday May 27 2010
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by Whodunit

Jeffery Deaver will be the author behind the next James Bond book, as chosen by Ian Fleming Publications. Deaver's Bond will be set in the present day (Sebastien Faulks' DEVIL MAY CARE was set in 1967). Deaver is the author of the 'Lincoln Rhyme' series, the 'Kathryn Dance' series, and several...

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May Book Club Questions - Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon May Book Club Questions - Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Thursday May 06 2010
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by Whodunit


The May Mystery Readers Book Club is on May 25th and the book is Donna Leon's DEATH AT LA FENICE. Questions to be discussed are below. Don't forget the book is available in store for 10% off.

1. Leon uses the first half of her book to introduce her character, Commissario Brunetti....

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April Bestsellers April Bestsellers
Wednesday May 05 2010
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by Whodunit

Spring is definitely in the air. Why, it's practically time to start stockpiling books for your summer vacation! Here's what your fellow customers are reading.

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Arthur Ellis Award Nominees 2010
Monday Apr 26 2010
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by Whodunit

The 2010 Arthur Ellis Award nominees have been announced and amongst the categories are Best Crime Novel and Best First Crime Novel. Nominees are as below:

BEST CRIME NOVEL
Aloha, Candy Hearts by Anthony Bidulka
Arctic Blue Death by R.J. Harlick
The Finger's Twist by Lee Lamothe
Death Spiral by James W. Nichol
High Chicago by Howard...

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April Book Club Questions - Enigma by Robert Harris April Book Club Questions - Enigma by Robert Harris
Sunday Apr 04 2010
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by Whodunit

The book club pick for April is Robert Harris' ENIGMA. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27th at 7pm.

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March Bestsellers March Bestsellers
Sunday Apr 04 2010
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by Whodunit

What weather we're having! It makes it the perfect time to go for a walk and come visit us at Whodunit. Need some ideas of what to read next? He's what your fellow customers really liked in March.

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Spring Lecture Series: Jack's Baker's Dozen on April 5th
Wednesday Mar 31 2010
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by Whodunit

If you've ever visited Whodunit, you know that co-proprietor Jack has strong feelings about what he likes and dislikes. Our upcoming Spring Lecture Series will feature Jack's Baker's Dozen of Crime Fiction Favorites, to be held Monday, April 5th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm and refreshments will be served.

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Award News: The Dilys Award Award News: The Dilys Award
Friday Mar 26 2010
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by Whodunit

The Independent Mystery Booksellers have awarded the Dilys Award for 2010 to Alan Bradley's THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE.

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March Book Club Questions: The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett March Book Club Questions: The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
Saturday Mar 13 2010
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by Jack

March's Book Club pick is Dashiell Hammett's THE GLASS KEY. It will be held on March 30th at 7pm at the store, doors open at 6:30pm. Here are the questions up for discussion:

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Wednesday Links: What you've been missing on Twitter PLUS a Contest!
Wednesday Mar 10 2010
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by Whodunit

Some of your favorite mystery writers and publications are posting regularly on Twitter, and if you're not following them you might miss some cool stuff.

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February Bestsellers February Bestsellers
Tuesday Mar 02 2010
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by Whodunit


March break is coming up, so no doubt you'll have some extra time on your hands (we hope). Need some ideas on what to read? Here's what your fellow Whodunit customers have been buying.

February Best Sellers.
Hard Cover
1. Parker, Robert B., Split Image, Putnam
2. Mankell, Henning, The Man From Beijing, Knopf
3. Brown,...

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In Memorium: Ralph McInerny
Friday Feb 26 2010
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by Jack

The philosopher and crime fiction writer Ralph McInerny died on 29 January 2010, aged 80.

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In Memorium: Dick Francis In Memorium: Dick Francis
Friday Feb 26 2010
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by Jack

The steeplechase jockey turned crime fiction writer Dick Francis died on 10 February 2010.

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Spring Lecture Series: ?The Victorian Origins of Crime Fiction: The Sensationalist Novel' by Dr, Judy Flynn Spring Lecture Series: ?The Victorian Origins of Crime Fiction: The Sensationalist Novel' by Dr, Judy Flynn
Thursday Feb 25 2010
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by Whodunit


Dr. Judy Flynn will be speaking on LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET in her upcoming lecture 'The Victorian Origins of Crime Fiction: The Sensationalist Novel' on Monday, March 1st at 7:00pm. Rush seating, refreshments will be available, and doors open at 6:30pm.

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Wednesday Links
Wednesday Feb 24 2010
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by Whodunit

A great article on the joys of book browsing in The Guardian here. We can?t promise overnight service, but we can order in anything your heart desires.

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In Memorium: Dick Francis In Memorium: Dick Francis
Wednesday Feb 17 2010
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by Whodunit


Dick Francis, mystery writer and former jockey, died on February 14th at the age of 89. See his obituary in the Times here.

We have a number of Francis titles available in used as well as some in new. Email, call, or drop by if you're looking for a specific title.

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February Newsletter
Wednesday Feb 03 2010
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The February Newsletter went out via email yesterday and should arrive in your mailbox (if you receive a paper copy) in the next few days. Want to start receiving the newsletter via email? Sign up here. You can also view the newsletter online here.

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January Bestsellers January Bestsellers
Tuesday Feb 02 2010
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by Whodunit

Curious about what your fellow Whodunit customers are reading? Are you ahead of the trends or behind the times?

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Mystery Reading Club
Tuesday Feb 02 2010
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The group will be resuming after their winter hiatus. They normally meet on the last Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7p.m.

Tuesday, March 30th:
Dashiel Hammett, The Glass Key.

Tuesday, April 27th:
Robert Harris, Enigma

Tuesday, May 25th:
Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice
The books will be available at the...

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Whodunit on the Web
Tuesday Feb 02 2010
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by Sian

I continue to be woefully behind on my reading, although I am currently enjoying Nicola Upson's An Expert in Murder as well as Alafair Burke's Judgment Calls.

What I'm really focusing my efforts on these days is not only trying to expand my mystery reading, but also working on expanding the exposure...

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In Memorium: Lionel Davidson, Robert B. Parker
Tuesday Feb 02 2010
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Lionel Davidson
The crime writer Lionel Davidson died in England on 21 October 2009. Born in 1922, Davidson was one of those writers who was a favourite with critics but virtually unknown to most readers. His eight published crime books won him no less than three Gold Dagger awards for the best...

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