So many books, so little time...
Thanks to all of you who have visited the store during these cold, wintry days. Despite the frigid temperatures, business has been brisk (pun intended). There is a plethora of new books that have either recently arrived at the store or will be arriving soon. There's a brief preview below. Some recent favorites of the Mystery to Me booksellers include Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, any and all of the Phryne Fisher books by Kerry Greenwood, and Anne Hillerman's Spiderwoman's Daughter (yes, it's Tony Hillerman's daughter). Some books that we're anxiously awaiting include Resistance Man by Martin Walker, Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman, Murder in Pigalle by Cara Black and The Accident by Chris Pavone. Ahhh, getting ahead of the story. Here's a quick listing of some of what's new in February and early March:
The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith
Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey (Tim will be here Friday, March 7!)
Delivering Death by Julie Kramer (hey, she'll be here on Thursday, February 13 -- her book will make a great valentine's gift!)
He Drank and Saw the Spider by Alex Bledsoe (Alex will be part of our author slam later this month!)
The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris (Monica will be part of the slam this month too - in fact, she'll be the closing "act!"
Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates
Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
Dominion by C.J. Sansom
The Murder House by Simon Beaufort
Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd
Murder in Pigalle by Cara Black (Cara will be here March 12)
Bread and Butter by local author Michelle Wildgen
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (Joanne will be here March 19)
Beautiful Penguin reprints of Georges Simenon's classic work (currently carrying Pietr the Latvian, the first Maigret novel, and The Late Monsieur Gallet of Simeone
Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
India Black and the Gentleman Thief by Carol K. Carr
The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins
Starter House by Sonja Condit
Dance of the Reptiles by Carl Hiaasen
Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Gaves Myers
The Jackal's Share by Chris Morgan Jones
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty
....and that's only the beginning. Joanne is meeting with publisher reps regularly and trying to stay caught up on reviews. Let us know if you're waiting for anything in particular and we'll get back to you.
By the way, we have a growing selection of children's books -- c'mon in and check it out. Joanne's current favorite is Rosie Revere, Engineer although she's hard pressed to find one as fun as The Day the Crayons Quit. Other fun books for early readers include books by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver -- Here's Hank, Bookmarks are People Too. There are many terrific middle school and young adult novels we'd be happy to share with you as well.
See you soon.
Save the dates...
Today, February 9, 2014
3:00 p.m. Charles Blackstone talking with us about Vintage Attraction, a lovely novelization about he and his wife, expert sommelier Alpana Singh
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:30 p.m. The Armchair Detective meet to discuss Death Comes As Epiphany by Sharan Newman
Thursday, February 13, 2014
7:00 p.m. Experience the exciting Valentine's Day conclusion of Delivering Death with author Julie Kramer and her Delivering Death wine!
Thursday, February 20 through Saturday, February 22, 2014
Local Author Slam! Don't miss it!
Get a complete downloadable schedule of who is doing what and when on the home page of the Mystery to Me website.
- Contemporary Fiction
Friday, March 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. Think Florida with Tim Dorsey and Tiger Shrimp Tango.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00 noon Enjoy a lunch conversation with author Cara Black about her new novel, Murder in Pigalle! Light luncheon snacks will be available.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
How about a Blackberry Pie mystery solved with author Joanne Fluke? Don't miss the pie or the drawing for a basket of goodies.