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It's no mystery

You're a great community of book lovers. 

'Tis the season to say thank you and it is no mystery that our success so far is because of your support of Mystery to Me. 

We have so much to celebrate this season and a lot of new books to tell you about. Without further ado, here's a peek at what is good with the world...

  • Kathleen Ernst launched her newest in the Chloe Ellefson series with a cake complete with rosemalling! You can see the top of the cake in the header of the newsletter. Heritage of Darkness and other books in the series continue to be among the store's best sellers! 
  • As promised, we are increasing our inventory of works by local and regional authors. We had a great launch of View from the Interior by Chief Susan Riseling. The book tells the story of what it was like inside the Capitol during the protests of 2011.
  • Also local author Chris Hollenback launched his new mystery Sleep When You're Dead. We sold a record number of books at a signing! Congratulations to Chris.
  • Inventory is looking good! We've sold more that 6100 books since opening five months ago which allows us to buy new stock and keep you all happy and coming back to the store (hint hint).
  • You'll notice that there are events listed below that really have nothing to do with mystery. In order to bring new people into the store it's important to offer a variety of activities. Also, in addition to mystery, Mystery to Me is stocking more and more local and regional authors - that includes everything from poetry to art, photography and history. It's been quite fun getting to meet so many interesting people. 
  • Every so often there will be occasion to send you a separate email that provides more details about an upcoming event. The subject line should give you sufficient information to know what's included. 
  • One of the areas of growth as been in children's and young adult books. We have a great selection including The Day the Crayons Quit, Sophie's Squash (local author!) and There's a Tiger in My Soup (another local author!). Check out the event schedule for the 4th Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.
Visit Sherlock! The monkey in the children's section...

What's New in Books?

Hardcovers in stock now...
Death of the Black Haired Girl, Robert Sloan
Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith
King and Maxwell, David Baldacci
Star of Istanbul, Roberrt Olen Butler
Takedown Twenty, Janet Evanovich
The Ides of April, Lindsey Davis
An Old Betrayal, Charles Finch
Spider Woman's Daughter, Anne Hillerman
Rustication, Charles Palliser
Stella Bain, Anita Shreve
Bellman and Black, Diane Setterfield

Trade and Mass Market in stock now...
Notorious Nineteen, Janet Evanovich
Twelve Clues of Christmas, Rhys Bowen
Carved in Darkness, Maegan Beaumont
Everyone in Their Place, Maurizio De Giovanni
A Room Full of Bones, Elly Griffiths
The Crowded Grave, Martin Walker

Not enough time or space to provide reviews of all of the above... lots of good stuff here though - and more to come in December. 

What's coming in December?

Billionaire Blend, Cleo Coyle
Conspiracy of Faith, Jussi Adler-Olsen (in paper)
Purity of Vengeance, Jussi Adler-Olsen (hardcover)
Speaking from Among the Bones, Alan Bradley
Tea for Three, Laura Childs
Mastermind - How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
Home for the Haunting, Juliet Blackwell
The Buzzard Table, Margaret Maron
Dying on the Vine, Aaron Elkins
Deadly Stakes, J.A. Jance

...and so much more!
Stop in and see us

Upcoming Events!

Tonight, Thursday. November 21
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jerry Peterson reads from his new book Rage

Friday, November 22
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Victoria Houston reads from Dead Insider and talks about her Loon Lake series

Sunday, November 24
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Little Grey Cells - An Agatha Christie Book Club meeting 

Saturday, November 30
Shop Local Saturday!

Sunday, December 1
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Histories Mysteries Book Club meeting

Tuesday, December 3
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
It's giving Tuesday and we're celebrating by launching the Middle Class Philanthropist by local author and attorney Melinda Gustafson Gervasi

Wednesday, December 4
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
One of our favorite local authors, Maddy Hunter, invites you to join her for a special holiday event at Talbots on Mineral Point Road. A separate email will follow with details.

Saturday, December 7
Take your Child to a Bookstore Day!
11:00 - noon: Picture books with local author Kashmira Sheth 
There's a Tiger in My Soup!
1:30 - 2:30: Chapter books with Miss Eve
Nate the Great, Alexander McCall Smith's The Great Cake Mystery and more...

Sunday, December 8
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Local photojournalist, Mark Hirsch is here to sign copies of his book That Tree

Wednesday, December 11
6:30 - 8:00
Armchair Detectives Book Club meeting

Thursday, December 12
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join local poets at Crescendo (next door to Mystery to Me) reading from Echolocations - poets map Madison. Reading will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Relax and enjoy learning about a local skincare product called L'Bri! Linda Bishop, a local independent consultant will be available to present the products and have you try them. L'Bri holiday products will also be on display with ideas for stocking stuffers and other gifts. A separate email with more details will follow. 

Tuesday, December 17
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Local poets, Susan Elbe, Robin Smith Chapman and Andrea Potos read from The Heart of All That Is

Thursday, December 19
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
National Association of Professional Women networking breakfast
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