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Who better to talk about murder and mystery than Talia "the terror" Sherer?

She'll be sharing her favorite forthcoming mysteries at Booklist's "Thrilling Mysteries" webinar on Tuesday, April 29th at 1pm Central. It's going to be killer.

Click here to RSVP. See you there!

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Best Books of 2013!

We've had an amazing year in books and are thrilled to be represented on so many Best of 2013 lists. Here's a look at the highlights:
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Arts & Literature
IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD by Eve Ensler

Biography
JACK LONDON by Earle Labor

Health & Medicine
IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK by Laurie Edwards

History
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel

Social Sciences
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder
GOSPEL OF FREEDOM by Jonathan Rieder
HOPE AGAINST HOPE by Sarah Carr
IN THE NAME OF GOD by Cameron Stauth
THE UNWINDING by George Packer

Adult Books for Young Adults

A CHANCE TO WIN by Jonathan Schuppe
THE GAMAL by Ciarán Collins

Books for Youth
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch

Audio for Adults

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Best Fiction
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
BOX OFFICE POISON by Phillipa Bornikova
GHOSTS OF BUNGO SUIDO by P.T. Deutermann
MIDNIGHT by Kevin Egan
JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS by Sebastian Faulks
HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
TRANSCENDENTAL by James Gunn
GOOD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane
SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT by Ian Tregillis
THE LAND ACROSS by Gene Wolfe
QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS by Ellen Datlow

Best Teen
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Best Nonfiction
THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT by Rick Atkinson
REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR by Paul Auster
SHOUTING WON'T HELP by Katherine Bouton
MORTAL SINS by Michael D'Antonio
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel
THE GREAT DISSENT by Thomas Healy
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
THE BROTHERS by Stephen Kinzer
A FORT OF NINE TOWERS by Qais Akbar Omar
THE UNWINDING by George Packer
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder

LIBRARY JOURNAL

Top 10 Best Books of 2013
THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel

More of the Best
JACK LONDON by Earle Labor
OWNING THE EARTH by Andro Linklater

Best Books 2013: Memoir
HER by Christa Parravani

Best Books 2013: Consumer Health
MIDLIFE EATING DISORDERS by Cynthia M. Bulik

Best Books 2013: Sci-Tech
BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg

Best Books 2013: Audio
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Top 10 Best Books of 2013
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

Best Fiction
PERCIVAL EVERETT BY VIRGINIA RUSSELL by Virgil Russell
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

Best Mystery
HOUR OF THE RED GOD by Richard Crompton
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
ENIGMA OF CHINA by Qiu Xiaolong

Best Poetry
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart
INCARNADINE by Mary Szybist

Best SF/Fantasy/Horror
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab

Best Comics
THE PROPERTY by Rutu Modan

Best Nonfiction
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
MORTAL SINS by Michael D'Antonio
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS by Janet Malcolm
SCARCITY by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
THE UNWINDING by George Packer

Best Children's Fiction
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Best Religion
MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman


SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Best Fiction
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell


LibraryReads logoAnd here are all of our LibraryReads’ selections from 2013:

September list
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

November list
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN'S EYE by Barry Maitland

December list
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing


While it's not technically a "Best of 2013" list, NPR's Book Concierge is definitely a collection of favorites throughout the year.

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Our Mysteries from the Booklist "Red Hot Crime" Webinar

Who better to talk about murder and mystery than Talia? Yesterday she shared her favorite forthcoming mysteries of Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 in Booklist's "Red Hot Crime" webinar:


THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming (9780312606848)
THE RAVEN'S EYE by Barry Maitland (9781250028969)
JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS by Sebastian Faulks (9781250047595)
AN OLD BETRAYAL by Charles Finch (9781250011619)
ONCE UPON A LIE by Maggie Barbieri (9781250011671)
THE ORPHAN CHOIR by Sophie Hannah (9781250041029)
SNOWBLIND by Christopher Golden (9781250015310)
THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene (9781250038944)
REVENANT OF THRAXTON HALL by Vaughn Entwistle (9781250035004)
APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty (9780374105679)
BAD WOLF by Nele Neuhaus (9781250043993)
THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry (9780805098723)
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer (9781250036131)
DESTROYER ANGEL by Nevada Barr (9780312614584)
RUNNER by Patrick Lee (9781250030733)
NOTORIOUS by Allison Brennan (9781250035059)
DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons (9781250033475)
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke (9781250016805)
PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth (9781250041197)

Keir Graff Booklist tweet
View or download the full deck of presentation slides from this webinar at BooklistOnline.com! We will post a link to the archived webinar when it becomes available.

UPDATE (11/4): Booklist archived the webinar on their site and it's now available to view. Enjoy!
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Halloween Horror Week – Terrifying Tuesday!

Today's the day of the Booklist "Red Hot Crime" webinar! Join your favorite mistress of mayhem, Talia "the terror" Sherer, at 1pm Central Time to find out what mysteries are keeping her up late at night. There's still time to sign up--click here to RSVP.

Talia's Gory Bits


If you can't wait until then, make sure to check out Talia's Favorite Gory Bits feature on Booklist for some classic backlist choices:

Cat lobster

EVIL AT HEART by Chelsea Cain

FLESH HOUSE by Stuart MacBride

SHAKE THE DEVIL OFF by Ethan Brown

THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson

SNOW ANGELS by James Thompson

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Free eCard for THE GOOD HOUSE

We're very excited about the paperback release of Ann Leary's THE GOOD HOUSE, and rightfully so: it's being featured in the New York Times Book Review Paperback Row column (10/13 issue)!

Kaite Stover of Kansas City (MO) Public Library even included it in her recent Booklist article "She Drinks: Women and Booze."

Our friends at Picador created this nice e-card which we wanted to share with you. You can even download it to share with your patrons, too! Click "Read More" to find out how.

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Best Crime According to Booklist

Booklist has posted their picks for The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2012!

They admit, "It gets harder and harder to pick the year’s best crime fiction. There is so much outstanding work in this ever-expanding genre that it’s confounding even to know where to start."

We totally agree. However, we think they found some great books to feature this year including two of our favorites, THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS by Bill Loeflem which they call, "suspenseful and remarkably textured," and IRON HOUSE by John Hart which has "beyond-genre depth!"

They also listed their Top Five Debut Crime Novels including Rick Gavin's RANCHERO which has "pitch-perfect" dialogue!

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Booklist Webinar: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries

If you missed Booklist's "Beyond Bestsellers: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries" webinar, then you missed some very enthusiastic mystery recommendations from our very own, Talia, but don't fret! The webmasters over on the Booklist site just posted an archived recording of the entire presentation (find it here).

Readers want more than just bestsellers, says Readers' Advisory expert and Booklist columnist Joyce Saricks, and librarians have an obligation to alert their patrons to wonderful authors who don't necessarily top the sales charts. Saricks will share her discoveries about what really circulates and how librarians can help spread the news. Representatives from four publishers—Macmillan, Severn House, AudioGO, and Felony & Mayhem—will preview the best titles from their forthcoming lists. Booklist Online Senior Editor Keir Graff moderates.

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Booklist's Best Of The Year!

In their Year's Best Crime Novels roundup, Booklist selected four Minotaur titles!

Top Ten Best Crime Novels:

The Brutal Telling

The Nearest Exit

Year's Best Debuts:

Bait

The Poacher's Son

Congratulations!

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Coming from our Booklist ad?

If you saw our awesome cover ad on the May 1st issue of Booklist, thanks for stopping by! (And thank you even if that's NOT how you found us!) Please take a closer look at all the great new mysteries and thrillers which were featured.

And, as always, don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.