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Monday Fun Day! (7/15/2013 Edition)

Helloooooo, Monday!

Welcome to another glorious week, librarian friends. Today we're celebrating nominees and winners of all kinds.

- The 2013 Macavity Award nominations have been announced by Mystery Readers International and we're delighted to see some of our titles featured in several categories.

Best Mystery Novel:

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Mystery Novel:

DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman

Sue Feder Historical Memorial Award:

A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell

See the full list at MysteryReaders.org.

- The Private Eye Writers of America also recently announced their 2013 Shamus Awards shortlist! Nominees include:

Best Hardcover PI Novel:

HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE by Jack Fredrickson

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First PI Novel:

HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves

Best PI Short Story:

"O'Nelligan and the Lost Fates" by Michael Nethercott, author of THE SEANCE SOCIETY

The winners will be announced at Bouchercon on September 20th. See the full shortlist here.

- JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell has been selected as a nominee for the Salt Lake County Library System's semi-annual Reader’s Choice Award. The winning title will be announced on November 1st. Until then, see their blog for more recommendations.

- I'd like to finish up by congratulating Rachel Kitzmann, Childrens Librarian II at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, who won our Rainbow Rowell signed-book sweepstakes and Fran Juergensmeyer, Collection Manager at the Waukegan Public Library, who won our Uncharted Pages sweepstakes!! See which characters Fran wants to see fall in looove in the post update!

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The 2013 Edgar Nominees!

The 2013 Edgar nominees are in! The list, as always, is jam-packed with a suspiciously high level of talent. We want to celebrate all of the awesome Macmillan titles on the list.

Best First Novel:

DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman

Best Paperback Original:

BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn

Best Fact Crime:

THE PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS by Richard Lloyd Parry

Mary Higgins Clark:

DEAD SCARED by S.J. Bolton

A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell

THE RECKONING by Jane Casey

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

See the full list of the Mystery Writers of America's nominees here!

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Barbara's Mystery Preview for LJ!

Barbara Hoffert posted an extensive Mystery Preview for May 2012-August 2012 on Library Journal's website with some great upcoming titles that you'll want to take a peek at.

Barbara listed quite a few hawk... ehem, excuse me... hot titles coming from Minotaur later this year:

"Winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, plus multiple Lefty and Bromberg awards for best funny mysteries, Donna Andrews sets out to prove herself again with SOME LIKE IT HAWK." (July)

"Linda Castillo, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, gets appropriately atmospheric in GONE MISSING." (June)

"Sara Foster’s BENEATH THE SHADOWS is set in North Yorkshire, where Grace and Adam move to escape London. And then Adam vanishes." (June)

"Paul Doiron’s BAD LITTLE FALLS puts registered Maine guide Mike Bowditch on remote Canadian border, where a drug dealer has apparently been murdered in the midst of a blizzard." (August)

"Finally, librarian Eleanor Kuhns has won 2011’s Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel Competition. Set in 1796 Maine, A SIMPLE MURDER features soldier turned traveling weaver Will Rees, accused of murdering a Shaker woman." (May)

She also included three excellent titles coming from Forge:

"Bill Pronzini, winner of the Edgar, Macavity, and inaugural Shamus awards, brings back the Nameless Detective, whose wife goes missing in the Sierra foothills [in] HELLBOX." (July)

"In Macavity Award winner Rebecca Cantrell’s A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS, journalist Hannah Vogel, in 1938 Poland for a festival, rushes to cover the story when she learns that 12,000 Polish Jews have been deported from Germany." (July)

"Loren D. Estleman, winner of a Shamus Award for his debut novel, SUGARTOWN, and several for his short stories, returns with BURNING MIDNIGHT, another Amos Walker mystery set in Detroit." (June)

She mentions a great crime title from Bloomsbury USA:

"In contemporary Milan, as seen in Conor Fitzgerald’s THE NAMESAKE, magistrate Matteo Arconti’s namesake is found dead near a court building in what turns out to be a threatening message to Rome." (June)

Oh yes, and finally a winner from Holt:

"Finally, don’t forget VENGEANCE. [...] Author Benjamin Black, whose Quirke novels have been big hits, is of course the Man Book prize winner John Banville." (June)

Great picks, Barbara!

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A Night of Rebecca Cantrell

I recently had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite new authors, Rebecca Cantrell, at her reading/signing for A Night of Long Knives. The event was at the aptly named Mysterious Bookshop in downtown NYC (now I have to find the SF/F-only bookstore!), and was well attended by fans and publishing folk.

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