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Happy Independents Week Mystery Readers! 
This is just a quick note to let you know that our store will be closed on Friday for the holiday. If you're traveling, be safe. If you're hanging out on your porch or at your cabin with a book, may it be a good one! 
Hurry.... Deadline July 6!
The Isthmus button at the top of this note is linked to the voting survey for the "BEST OF MADISON." We'd love your vote as the favorite Madison bookstore. You can vote for us your favorite new business too! Just saying'! 
We have many new books in the store. The publishers representatives have been very good to us by providing advanced reader copies and suggesting authors who may not be mainstream and who are really good.  

Here's a quick look from the backs of some of our new favorites:

Carver's Quest by Nick Rennison (trade paper)
The first adventure of Carver and Quint....
It's 1870 when amateur archaeologist Adam Carver and his loyal but obdurate retainer Quint are visited in their lodging by an attractive young woman, their landlady is not pleased. The visitor's arrival pitches Carver and Quint headlong into an elaborate mystery that comes to center on the existence of a lost text in Ancient Greek, which may reveal the whereabouts of the treasure hoard of Philip II of Macedonia.

Silent Kill by Peter Corris (trade paper)
Peter Corris has been named the "godfather of Australian crime fiction" 
A Cliff Hardy detective story.... A rogue intelligence agent becomes a target and Hardy stumbles upon a terrible secret that draws them into a violent and disturbing confrontations. 

The Luck of the Vails by E.F. Benson (trade paper)
In a Holbein portrait above the grand old fireplace, Francis Vail, second baronet, brandishes a beautiful golden goblet, encrusted with pearls, rubies and emeralds. But this treasure, the Luck of the Vails, has since brought the family nothing but ruin and death.

Audition for Murder, Maggie Ryan, 1967 by P.M. Carlson (trade paper)
A Mystery Company reprint of the 1985 novel that first introduced Maggie Ryan. 
Maggie is a student running lights for a campus production of Hamlet. She helps to investigate a mystery steeped in the turmoil of 1967 America. 

Red Joan by Jennie Rooney (trade paper) 
Inspired by the true story of Melita Norwood, a woman unmasked in 1999, at age 87, as the KGB's longest-serving British spy, Red Joan centers on the deeply conflicted life of a brilliant young physicist during the Second World War. 

Sea of Stone by Michael Ridpath (trade paper)   (Iceland)
Ollie and Magnus Jonson have spent years trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised on a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather. Now, decades later, the past has returned to haunt them both. 

City of Devils by Diana Bretherick (hard cover)
The brightest mind in early criminology meets the darkest killer, in this debut mystery set in the heady, cultivated world of nineteenth century Turin. 

The Arsonist by Sue Miller (hard cover)
Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley has come home -- home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Then another house burns, and another, always the houses of the summer people. 

A Cut-Like Wound by Anita Nair (trade paper)
The first day of Ramadan in head-soaked Bangalore... a young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed in Bhuvana. She is a hijra, a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city. What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman -- but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, at odds with those around him including his wife, his colleagues, even the informers he must deal with. 

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear (hard cover)
In July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained -- by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. The book paints a poignant picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle. Ultimately, it raises profound questions about conflict, belief, and love that echo in our own time.  By the author of the very popular Maisie Dobbs series. 

And a quick peak at what's new in mass market paper this month -- some very fun reads!
Not the Killing Type, Lorna Barrett
A Vision in Velvet, Juliet Blackwell
The Highway, C.J. Box
Crime Rib, Leslie Budewitz
Light of the World, James Lee Burke
Blood of the Lamb, Sam Cabot
Some Enchanted Eclair, Bailey Cates
Maple Mayhem, Jessie Crocket
Dead Giveway, Joanne Fluke
Spider Woman's Daughter, Anne Hillerman
Grace Against the Clock, Julie Hyzy
To Kill a Matzo Ball, Delia Rosen
The Widow's Strike, Brad Taylor
Hidden Order, Brad Thor

Save the Date!
Events at Mystery to Me, an independent bookstore
Wednesday, July 2
6 – 7 pm
Rebecca Behrens is here to discuss her middle-school novel, When Audrey Met Alice
Friday, July 4 Closed for Independence Day! 
Sunday, July 6
12:30 – 2 pm
History’s Mysteries Book Club
A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
Tuesday, July 8
7 – 8 pm
Marnie O. Mamminga discusses Return to Wake Robin, a “love letter to her family’s retreat” near Hayward, Wisconsin
Friday, July 11
7 – 8:30 pm
It’s a Release Party!
Melissa Olson reads from her new book, The Big Keep
Thursday, July 17
7 – 8 pm
Skype with Susan Elia MacNeal! She’ll discuss her new book The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent
Friday July 18
7 – 8 pm
David Benjamin discusses his new book, A Sunday Kind of Love: A Football Romance
Sunday, July 20
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Sleuths Book Club
The Mermaid’s Singing by Val McDermid
Friday, July 25
7 – 8 pm
Jim Jackson, author of Bad Policy returns to talk about his new book, Cabin Fever (the second Seamus McCree mystery)
Sunday, July 27
1:30 – 3 pm
Author Lynda Drews discusses her new mystery Circle of Innocence
Sunday, July 27
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Little Grey Cells, an Agatha Christie Book Club
And Then There Were None
Wednesday, July 30
7 – 9 pm
Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow returns to Mystery to Me to discuss her newest book, Ruin Falls. Jenny is joined by Chicago author Lori Rader-Day who will discuss her new book, The Black Hour
Friday, August 1
7 – 8 pm
Poet Lisa Marie Brodsky reads from Motherlung
Sunday, August 3
12:30 – 2 pm
History’s Mysteries Book Club
The Slaying of the Shrew by Simon Hawke
Thursday, August 7
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Mystery to Me will be selling books for Brava Magazine at their new Salon featuring author Michelle Wildgen and her book Bread and Butter. The Salon will be held at the Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way in Verona. For ticket information visit
Friday, August 8
7 – 9pm
Celebrate New Girl with poet (and bookseller!) Andrea Potus
Tuesday, August 12
6 – 8 pm
Join us for a discussion with Chicago author, Marja Mills to discuss her book, The Mockingbird Next Door – a memoir about her time spent with Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird
Wednesday, August 13
6:30 – 8 pm
Armchair Detectives Book Club
Onion Street by Reed Farrell Coleman
Thursday, August 14
7 – 8 pm
Robert Skloot discusses his new book, If the Whole Body Dies – Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty Against Genocide
Sunday, August 17
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Sleuths Book Club
Exile by Denise Mina
Sunday, August 24
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Scandinavians Book Club
What is Mine (Norway) by Anne Holt
Sunday, September 7
12:30 – 2 pm
History’s Mysteries Book Club
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Wednesday, September 10
6:30 – 8 pm
Armchair Detectives Book Club
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
Friday, September 12
7 – 9 pm
Bestselling author William Kent Krueger discusses his newest Cork O’Connor mystery, Windigo Island
Saturday, September 13
10 – 5 pm
Monroe Street Festival
Hundreds of books on sale at Mystery to Me
Friday, September 19
7 – 9 pm
Fishing Mysteries!  A double header evening with John Galligan and Victoria Houston
Sunday, September 21
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Sleuths Book Club
The Hum and The Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
Sunday, September 28
3 – 4:30 pm
Little Grey Cells, an Agatha Christie Book Club
Three-act Tragedy or Murder in Three Acts (Poirot)
Sunday, October 5
12:30 – 2 pm
History’s Mysteries Book Club
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie
Wednesday, October 8
6:30 – 8 pm
Armchair Detectives Book Club
Sunday, October 19
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Sleuths Book Club
Water Touching Stone by Elliot Pattison
Sunday, October 26
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Scandinavians Book Club
Death Angels (Sweden) by Ake Edwardson
Sunday, November 2
12:30 – 2 pm
History’s Mysteries Book Club
The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill
Sunday, November 9
2 – 3 pm
Jerry Peterson discusses his new mysteries, The Last Good Man and Capitol Crime
Sunday, November 16
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Sleuths Book Club
A Night of Long Lives by Rebecca Cantrell
Tuesday, November 18
6:30 – 8 pm
Kathleen Ernst launches her newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, Tradition of Deceit
Sunday, November 23
3 – 4:30 pm
Little Grey Cells – an Agatha Christie Book Club
A Caribbean Mystery (Marple)
Sunday, December 7
12:30 – 2 pm
History’s Mysteries Book Club
Medicus by Ruth Downie
Wednesday, December 10
6:30 – 8 pm
Armchair Detectives Book Club
Sunday, December 21
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Sleuths Book Club
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Coterill
Thursday, December 25 Closed to Celebrate Christmas Day
Sunday, December 28
12:30 – 2 pm
Sunday Scandinavians Book Club
Night of Awe (Finland) by Harri Nykanen
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