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Archive for May, 2013

Thu, May 9th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Six Years
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Mystery month continues at BTT with one of crime fiction’s reigning kings. Could Harlan Coben add an award for book trailers to his already sagging mantel? Here’s the trailer for his latest, Six Years. Once you figure this whole thing out, let’s do something for that ring around the collar.


Tue, May 7th, 2013
Reading the Screen: Len Deighton’s Bernard Samson
Posted by: David Pitt

Here’s a spot of good news for Len Deighton fans: Simon Beaufoy, who won an Oscar for his Slumdog Millionaire screenplay, is working on an 18-part television series based on Deighton’s Bernard Samson novels. I found out about it at The Hollywood Reporter. Samson is, of course, the British SIS operative who starred in three […]


Mon, May 6th, 2013
Mystery Month: Spoofs
Posted by: David Pitt

“Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Burt Bacharach.” When Austin Powers (Mike Myers) looks directly at the audience and introduces the famed composer in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, you know this isn’t your typical mystery spoof. As silly as it is, it’s also sly and daring: as much as it’s done on television these days, you […]


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Edgar Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

I like to think that the Mystery Writers of America planned to announce the winners of this year’s Edgar Awards to coincide to Booklist‘s Mystery Month celebration (surely it’s not the other way around).  Here are the winners in each category with links to Booklist reviews where available. BEST NOVEL Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane BEST FIRST […]


Thu, May 2nd, 2013
Would You Like a Cupcake with That Red Herring?
Posted by: Gillian Engberg

In honor of Mystery Month, which we’ll be celebrating throughout May here at Booklist Online, I’ve put together a list of middle-grade mysteries with food themes. In the introduction, I mention Harriet the Spy’s tomato sandwiches, and apparently, I’m not the only one who’s tried to recreate Harriet’s iconic snack. Have your own favorite food moment […]


Thu, May 2nd, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: A Delicate Truth
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

It’s Mystery Month at Booklist, and Book Trailer Thursday is cashing in on the action. Setting the bar high for production value AND bleakness, here’s the short-film trailer for John le Carré’s A Delicate Truth. Check back all month for more!


Wed, May 1st, 2013
Let Mystery Month Begin!
Posted by: Keir Graff

Let’s say you’re on the lam and hiding in a root cellar in rural Mississippi, hardly daring to breathe, afraid to so much as peep outside during the daylight hours lest the law-abiding homeowner spot your unshaven mug and drop a dime to the local sheriff—that’s a perfectly good excuse for not knowing about Booklist‘s […]





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