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Macmillan Library @ PLA 2012 (booth #1540)

PLA A-OK

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:

Book Buzz with Nancy Pearl!

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.

See PLA's event description here. And take a sneak peek at Talia's presentation here!

Author Signings in the Macmillan Booth

WEDNESDAY March 14th, 4PM - 6:30PM, booth #1540

Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), and Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL) will all be signing copies of their latest releases in our booth the moment the show floor opens!

The Best in Debut Authors Panel! (RSVP REQUIRED)

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!

See the full panel details and request an invitation here.

Authors Signing in the Macmillan Booth

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!

Booklist's In-Booth Mystery Soiree

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!

Mystery Authors Revealed Panel! (RSVP REQUIRED)

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!

See the full panel details and request an invitation here.

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.

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The Great Louise Penny Read-A-Like

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.

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ALA Annual Schedule 2011, New Orleans!

June 23th–28th, 2011, Booth #1126

Friday, June 24th

  • 5:30pm Julie Cross will sign copies of TEMPEST in our booth #1126.

Saturday, June 25th*

  • 10:00am John Hart will sign copies of IRON HOUSE in the Baker & Taylor booth #2049.
  • 11:00am Rhys Bowen and Jane Cleland will sign copies of BLESS THE BRIDE and DEADLY THREADS in our booth #1126.
  • 12:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of SUMMER RENTAL in our booth #1126.
  • 1:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will speak on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage at the back of the 1400 aisle.
  • 1:30pm "Celebrating Southern Writers" with John Hart (IRON HOUSE) at MCC #335-336.
  • 4:00pm "Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs" with Margaux Fragoso (TIGER, TIGER) at MCC #283.

*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!

  • 10:00am "Traditional Mysteries: Who are the new Jane Marples?" with authors Rhys Bowen, Nancy Martin, Rosemary Harris, and moderator Jane Cleland.
  • 11:00am "Tough Guys" with authors Steve Hamilton and Michael Wiley.
  • 12:00pm An interview with Cathy Pickens.
  • 1:00pm BrownBag Lunchtime Interview with Rosemary Harris.
  • 2:00pm "Attention to Detail: how research adds to the mystery" with authors Rhys Bowen, Jane Cleland, and moderator Michael Wiley.
  • 3:00pm "Laugh or I’ll Kill You" with authors Rosemary Harris, Nancy Martin, and Cathy Pickens.
  • 4:00pm "Mystery Chicks and Private Dicks" with author Barbara Fister.

Sunday, June 26th

  • 9:00am Coffee Klatch featuring Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at J.W. Marriott (614 Canal Street) and lle de France Ball Room sponsored by YALSA.
  • 9:00am Rosemary Harris will sign SLUGFEST in our booth #1126.
  • 10:30am The Alex Award winners panel and book signing with featured speakers Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at MCC #383-385.
  • 10:30am ALTAFF’s “Mysteries @ your Library” with featured speakers Erica Spindler (WATCH ME DIE) and Bill Loehfelm (THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS) at MCC #268.
  • 12:30pm From the Inside(rs) Out: AAP/ Book Buzz Editor’s Panel with Nancy Pearl and John Sherer.
  • 1:30pm ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book” panel with featured speaker Ellen Bryson (THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO) at MCC #269.

Monday, June 27th

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