If you're Philadelphia-bound next month for the Public Library Association Conference, we have some excellent events for you. So whip out those agendas; here's the lineup:
WEDNESDAY March 14th, 10:30AM - 12PM, TBA
Librarian of the Year Nancy Pearl, our lovely Talia, and several other publishing reps will be kicking off the conference with a discussion about some of the best upcoming books for adults. Get the inside scoop from an all-star team of panelists as they discuss which titles you'll want to keep your eye on.
WEDNESDAY March 14th, 4PM - 6:30PM, booth #1540
THURSDAY March 15th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 120 ABC
Meet Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF) and other exceptional debut authors during the AAP/Library Journal "The Best in 2012 Debuts!" author panel.
*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of LIVING PROOF!
THURSDAY March 15th, 2:30PM, booth #1540
Jane Cleland will be signing copies of her latest mystery, DOLLED UP FOR MURDER, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will be signing chapter excerpts from her latest crime novel, THE OTHER WOMAN. Come say hi!
THURSDAY March 15th, 3:30PM - 5PM, Booklist's booth
Macmillan Mystery authors Lars Kepler (THE NIGHTMARE), Hank Phillippi Ryan (THE OTHER WOMAN), Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF), Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL), and Jane Cleland (DOLLED UP FOR MURDER) will be chillin' out in the Booklist booth to chat with other authors and attendees. Join them!
FRIDAY March 16th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 121 ABC
Meet Lars Kepler, pseudonymous co-authors of THE NIGHTMARE, and other bestselling Mystery writers during the AAP/Library Journal "Mystery Authors Revealed!" panel hosted by our very own Talia!
*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of Lars Kepler's debut, THE HYPNOTIST!
And finally, please swing by booth #1540 any time you're on the show floor. We'll be giving away some excellent galleys and we're always up for a chat.Read more
The latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, is available today and if you or your patrons are as thrilled as we are, you might already be worried about what to read next. Well, worry not!
We were inspired by the excellent librarians on The Great Read-a-Like panel at BEA to offer a read-a-like of our own: a Louise Penny read-a-like. We've picked three books sure to offer the Penny fix you'll need.
1. WICKED AUTUMN by G. M. Malliet, available September 2011 from Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books.
Library Journal made WICKED AUTUMN Debut of the Month and in their starred review said, "Malliet’s hero shows his dogged determination to bring justice to his people. You’ll marvel at the author’s low-key humor and crystal-clear depictions of small-town life. Yes, this is a true homage to Agatha Christie, but Malliet, like Louise Penny, brings a contemporary freshness to the traditional mystery."
2. A MURDER IN TUSCANY by Christobel Kent, now available from Minotaur Books.
Publishers Weekly gave A MURDER IN TUSCANY a starred review and said, "Kent combines rich atmospherics and fully realized characters with a deceptively simple puzzle in her outstanding second mystery featuring Italian PI Sandro Cellini (after 2010's THE DROWNING RIVER). [...] The sleuth's ingenious detection of evidence pointing toward foul play portends a long and successful series run. Louise Penny fans will find a lot to like."
3. DEADLY THREADS by Jane Cleland, now available from Minotaur Books.
Kirkus Reviews introduces their review to DEADLY THREADS as follows: "The coastal town of Rocky Point, N.H., would be a perfect site for a thriving antiques business if it weren’t for the sky-high homicide rate." Sound a little like Three Pines to anyone else? And yes, I may have really wanted to post the cover for this book again, but this small-town cozy by two-time Agatha Award-finalist Jane Cleland will have you curled up and lost in the story before you turn the first page.Read more
June 23th–28th, 2011, Booth #1126
*Saturday is also Mystery Day on the Pop Top Stage featuring Minotaur authors Ro Harris, Jane Cleland, Nancy Martin, Michael Wiley, Steve Hamilton, Barbara Fister, Rhys Bowen and Cathy Pickens!