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Thoughts of a Young Bookseller
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Michael

Now that I am spending more and more time in the shop and getting a better sense of the genre, I find myself more able to express opinions on the qualities and abilities of our more popular writers. Even armed with this new level of knowledge, I still find myself feeling...

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Inspired by Jane Austen
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Wendy

Jane Austen novels have become a staple upon which other authors base their work. This Spring we saw the publication of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The author Seth Graham Smith has inserted paragraphs into what is the original text of the book. It has become a cult favorite but,...

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For Rhys Bowen Fans
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Wendy

Many of our customers have been bemoaning the fact that Rhys Bowen has moved away from her Constable Evans character based in North Wales. There is, however, a new novel based in that same area of North Wales. Elizabeth J. Duncan is a Canadian writer whose first novel, The Cold Light...

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BOOK NOTES
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Sian

I started reading Kelley Armstrong four years ago at the recommendation of her editor at Random House. Her original series, now entitled ‘Women of the Otherworld’ is urban fantasy and now numbers ten titles. Frost Bitten, the latest title, will be released at the end of September, some of the earlier...

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Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Friday Jul 24 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

When most crime fiction fans think of the beginnings of the Scandinavian mystery writing which has become so popular in the 21st century, they cast their thoughts back to the early 1990s, when Henning Mankell was first published in English and was quickly followed by Peter Hoeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow....

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Something to laugh about
Friday Jul 24 2009
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The weather this summer has not been anything to smile about let alone laugh about but on one of those very grey and cold days I picked up a book which not only made me laugh out loud but kept me up past my bedtime to finish it. The book was...

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Upcoming Event: Michael Van Rooy and George Szanto
Monday Jul 13 2009
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by Whodunit

Michael Van Rooy, author of YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD CRIMINAL, and George Szanto, author of NEVER SLEEP WITH A SUSPECT ON GABRIOLA ISLAND, will be be appearing at Whodunit on Monday, July 27th at 7pm.

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June Bestsellers June Bestsellers
Monday Jul 06 2009
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by Whodunit

Need some new reading ideas? Check out what your fellow customers bought last month.

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Even More Award News for Jack Bumsted Even More Award News for Jack Bumsted
Monday Jun 15 2009
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by Whodunit

Whodunit proprietor wins another award!

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Father's Day Gift Ideas
Monday Jun 15 2009
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by Whodunit

Father's Day is less than a week away. Need some ideas?

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Henning Mankell on PBS Henning Mankell on PBS
Sunday May 10 2009
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by Whodunit

Starting May 10th, PBS will be airing a new mystery series as part of 'Masterpiece Theatre' based on Henning Mankell's Wallander series starring Kenneth Branagh.

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Mystery Reading Club Mystery Reading Club
Sunday May 10 2009
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by Whodunit

The Mystery Reading Club meets at Whodunit? at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Store doors open at 6:30 p.m. Next meeting: Tuesday, March 26th, 2009 This month's book will be ANGELS & DEMONS by Dan Brown. The book is available for purchase at the store.

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Whodunit April Bestsellers Whodunit April Bestsellers
Sunday May 10 2009
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by Whodunit

Check out the April Bestsellers at Whodunit!

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FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Friday May 01 2009
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These lists are as complete as we can make them but there are always additions. From June on we plan to be updating the lists on the website on a regular basis, to alert our customers to new releases.

MAY 2009 Hardback

Barnard, Robert: Killings on Jubilee Terrace 28.00
Block, Lawrence: Step By...

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BOOK NOTES
Friday May 01 2009
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by Sian

Something nobody tells you about starting a new relationship is the adverse effect someone in your life has on your TV watching and reading. Where I used to get through several mass markets a week, now I'm lucky if I can get through one. So now I'm trying to balance my...

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Phyllis Dorothy James
Friday May 01 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

Phyllis Dorothy James (aka Phyllis Dorothy White, her married name) was born in Oxford on 3 August 1920. Her father was a civil servant with the British Inland Revenue. As is true with many female writers, she was influenced by her father far more than by her mother. As is also...

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The Gun Seller
Friday May 01 2009
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by Michael

It is not uncommon for a book to be reissued. It is even less uncommon for a book to be reissued if the author has a new book coming out after a long hiatus. What makes this particular book uncommon is the change in status and circumstance of the author.

Hugh...

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THE TV CONNECTION
Friday May 01 2009
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Has your favourite TV personality written a mystery? This year seems to have a bumper crop of TV actors/personalities penning mysteries. Whether you are a fan of 24 hour cable news (BBC or CNN), prime time or daytime programming one of the people that you watch may have written a mystery....

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The Court Of the Air
Friday May 01 2009
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by Michael

Stephen Hunt's The Court of the Air is a book which I first picked up by accident. It was being offered in a 3 for 2 special at Blackwell's in Sheffield while I was buying books for my flight back to Winnipeg in 2007.

I felt as I first read it that...

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BOOK SALE May 4 - 17
Friday May 01 2009
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May 31st is our year end and for the past two years Sian has come home for the Victoria Day weekend to help count the books. This year she will not be home, so to make our task a little easier we have decided to have a SALE.

From Monday, May...

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Meet Susan Bowden - Rescheduled
Monday Apr 20 2009
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by Whodunit

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, at 7 p.m. Whodunit? will host the well known crime novelist Susan Bowden.

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Whodunit March Bestsellers Whodunit March Bestsellers
Monday Apr 20 2009
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by Whodunit

Check out the bestsellers for March at Whodunit!

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Award News for Whodunit Proprietor! Award News for Whodunit Proprietor!
Sunday Apr 05 2009
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by Whodunit

Updated: He's a winner! Jack Bumsted was just annouced as the winner of the John W. Dafoe Book Prize. Read all about it here!

Jack Bumsted has been nominated for the prestigious John W. Dafoe Book Prize for his new book LORD SELKIRK: A LIFE. Read the article in the Winnipeg Free...

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Whodunit February Bestsellers Whodunit February Bestsellers
Sunday Mar 08 2009
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by Whodunit

Customers often come in to the store looking for recommendations on what to read next. We usually tell you what we're enjoying, but have you ever wondered what other people are enjoying?

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Whodunit Author Event with Susan Bowden - EVENT POSTPONED
Thursday Feb 26 2009
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by Whodunit

Meet Winnipeg author Susan Bowden on Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm.

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