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In Memoriam
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

Donald Westlake (1933-2008): Westlake was a prolific American author who wrote over 100 crime fiction novels under a number of pseudonyms -- Richard Stark, Edwin West, Tucker Coe were the most prominent. His work varied from comic to bleak and hardboiled, and frequently served as the basis for film scripts. At...

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Remember Our Bookmarks!
Friday Jan 30 2009
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Buy 12 paperbacks & get the next one free up to 9.99; buy 8 hard-covers & get the next one free up to 34.99.

NEW!

Buy a trade paperback priced at $19.95 and above, and receive two paperback bookmark stamps.

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Forthcoming Books Forthcoming Books
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

March Releases Anderson, Louise: Perception of Death mm $ 7.99 Andrews, Ilona: Magic Strikes mm $ 8.99 Archer, Jeffrey: Paths of Glory hc $ 30.95 Armstrong, Kelley: Made to Be Broken ...

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Dashiell Hammett Dashiell Hammett
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Jack Bumsted

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) – the name was spelled with two Ls, two Ms and two Ts, was born in rural Maryland, the son of a farmer. His family later moved to Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett began his working career at the age of 14, and after holding a variety of jobs...

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Upcoming Conventions
Friday Jan 30 2009
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CONVENTIONS Bouchercon 2009 Elementary, my dear Indy!
October 15 - 18, 2009
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana www.bouchercon2009.com New England Crime Bake 2009 8th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers November 13–15, Hilton Hotel, Dedham MA Guest of Honor: Sue Grafton Supported by Mystery Writers of America and New England Sisters in Crime http://crimebake.org/index.htm MALICE DOMESTIC 21 If traditional mysteries are...

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Writer's Group Writer's Group
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

The Writer’s Group continues to meet on the third Wednesday of the month.

Next meeting Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Call Bob Preston, 633-5472, for details.

Whodunit? Writer's Club on CBC Radio by Bob Preston
On Sunday January 18th, Michael Hartley and I were interviewed by Agatha Moyer on CBC's Weekend Morning Show. I'd never been...

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Mystery Reading Club Mystery Reading Club
Friday Jan 30 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 24, 2009 This month's book will be CARRY TIGER TO MOUNTAIN by Mark Zuehlke. The book is available for purchase at the store.

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Coming Events at Whodunit? Coming Events at Whodunit?
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

Wednesday, February 11, 7 p. m. Author reading with John Gleeson John Gleeson will be reading from his new thriller, Coast Growers. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served. Monday, March 9, 2009, 7 p. m. Meet Susan Bowden Whodunit? will host at the 165 Lilac St. location the...

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2nd Annual Used Book Sale 2nd Annual Used Book Sale
Friday Jan 30 2009
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by Whodunit

We are once again having a used book sale to coincide with Freedom to Read Week. ALL our used books will be at half price, this includes hard covers, trade paperbacks, collectibles as well as the regular mass market used books.

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Lecture: The Hard-Boiled Tradition in Crime Fiction Lecture: The Hard-Boiled Tradition in Crime Fiction
Sunday Jan 25 2009
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by Jack

Lecture: The Hard-Boiled Tradition in Crime Fiction as presented by Jack Bumsted on January 12th, 2009.

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Thursday Mystery News - Edgar Award Nominees Thursday Mystery News - Edgar Award Nominees
Thursday Jan 22 2009
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by Whodunit

The Edgar Award Nominees were announced this week, with the awards to be presented on April 30th, 2009.

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Upcoming Event - John Gleeson at Whodunit Upcoming Event - John Gleeson at Whodunit
Thursday Jan 22 2009
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by Whodunit

John Gleeson, author of COAST GROWERS, will be reading and signing books at Whodunit on February 11th at 7pm.

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Lecture: Hardboiled Crime Fiction and its Practitioners Lecture: Hardboiled Crime Fiction and its Practitioners
Monday Jan 12 2009
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by Whodunit

On January 12th at 7pm, Jack Bumsted will be presenting a lecture entitled "Hardboiled Crime Fiction and its Practitioners".

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Reading Club and Writers' Group Update
Tuesday Dec 16 2008
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Reading Club and Writers' Group Update

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Lecture: Crime Fiction in the British Empire Lecture: Crime Fiction in the British Empire
Sunday Dec 14 2008
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Lecture: Crime Fiction in the British Empire as presented by Jack Bumsted on December 8th, 2008

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Lecture: The Detective Story in Canada Lecture: The Detective Story in Canada
Wednesday Dec 03 2008
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Lecture: The Detective Story in Canada as presented by Jack Bumsted on November 3rd, 2008

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Now Available: Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted Now Available: Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Jack Bumsted is pleased to announce the publication of his new book, Lord Selkirk: A Life.

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New lecture series at WHODUNIT?
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Over the Fall and Winter Whodunit? is planning a series of talks and seminars. They will be held on the first Monday of the month starting in November, at 7 p.m. The first three will be talks given by the ubiquitous Mr. Bumsted. Refreshments will be served.

November 3: “Canadian Crime Fiction”

December...

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Notification
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Whodunit will not be buying used books between 10 December 2008 and 10 January 2009, so that we can deal with our Christmas business.

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Mystery Reading Club
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Mystery Reading Club meets at Whodunit? at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, October 28 is the second meeting, with Mary Jane Maffini’s Organize your Corpses. This is the first in her Charlotte Adam series.

New members of the Book Club are always welcome.

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Whodunit Writers' Club
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

The Writers’ Club went on hiatus for July and August. The first meeting of the Fall season was Wednesday, September 17, 2008, with subsequent meetings on the third Wednesday of the month.

Call Bob Preston, 633-5472, for details.

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Josephine Tey is Back!
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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Simon and Schuster has just announced that they have acquired the Canadian rights to the eight titles written by Josephine Tey. They will be appearing shortly in trade paper editions and shortly after that in our store.
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In Memoriam
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Dennis Richard Murphy

Dennis Murphy died of lung cancer on June 15 in Toronto, Canada. He began writing mystery stories after a notable career as a documentary filmmaker. His stories were nominated several times for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis awards. "Fuzzy Wuzzy", published in EQMM, August 2006, won the...

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Conventions
Thursday Oct 30 2008
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by Whodunit

Bouchercon 2008
October 9th -October 12th
Be “Charmed to Death” in Baltimore, MD.
www.bouchercon.info
http://bouchercon2008.blogspot.com/

The Anthony Awards for 2008 were awarded at Bouchercon. Winners are listed on the last page of this newsletter.


Bouchercon 2009
Elementary, my dear Indy!

October 15 - 18, 2009
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
222.bouchercon2009.com


New England Crime Bake 2008
7th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers...

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From the Used Shelves
Wednesday Oct 29 2008
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by Whodunit

One of the observable tendencies of many customers in Whodunit is to gravitate toward the big names of the best-seller lists, in the process depriving themselves of a variety of very good reading. We thought that this month in the newsletter we would introduce readers to several excellent authors who are...

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