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Archive for the 'Crime Fiction' Category

Thu, March 20th, 2014
Book Trailer Thursday: Hugo Marston series
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Here’s something a little different: one trailer for a whole series. Watch Mark Pryor very very seriously discuss, in finely accented English, his very very serious methods for trailering his Hugo Marston series (The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, and this year’s The Blood Promise, from Prometheus/Seventh Street). “I even went to the trouble of sacrificing […]


Thu, January 16th, 2014
Book Trailer Thursday: This Dark Road to Mercy
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Apparently, when you’re a writer who has a funny brother, you should let him be funny in your book trailer–no matter what the book is about. Michael Cart wrote a great review of Wiley Cash’s serious second novel This Dark Road to Mercy, calling the thriller, “a fine example of reader-pleasing southern storytelling,” with interest […]


Fri, November 22nd, 2013
The Secret History of My Magnificent Obsession with Novels about the Assassination of JFK
Posted by: Ben Segedin

One of the perks of working at Booklist is the abundance of publishers reviewer’s galleys that litter our hallways, making our workplace more than just a fire hazard, but instead, a book-lover’s paradise. And while many of the galleys ultimately end up in the recycling bin, a number of them find their way onto precarious […]


Fri, September 27th, 2013
2013 Bouchercon Awards Roundup
Posted by: Briana Shemroske

Over the past weekend, Albany, New York was home to the 44th annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. Bringing together all members of the mystery and crime fiction community, this year’s attendees decided upon winners of the prestigious Anthony Awards. In addition, members of Mystery Readers International and subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal nominated and voted for […]


Fri, July 19th, 2013
Pseudonymous
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

When I reviewed J. K Rowling’s book, The Casual Vacancy, in September, 2012 for Booklist Online, I noted Rowling said she’d considered publishing the book under a pseudonym. Had she done so, I wrote,  ”Rowling probably would have learned what it’s like to be a midlist author—unpublicized, unnoticed, and unhappy.” As everyone knows by now, Rowling did publish a detective […]


Mon, July 15th, 2013
2013 Thriller Awards
Posted by: Amye Day Ong

The suspense is finally over! The International Thriller Writers (ITW) gathered in Gotham last week for ThrillerFest VIII and capped off four days of pulse-pounding panel discussions with the announcement of their 2013 award winners. Thrillmaster Award Anne Rice, author 31 novels, including The Vampire Chronicles, Songs of the Seaphim, and the new Wolf Gift Chronicles. Silver Bullet […]


Thu, May 30th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: The Light in the Ruins
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Our five-thursday month of mystery book trailers comes to a close with a little deskchair travel to 1950s Florence. Donna Seaman calls Chris Bohjalian’s The Light in the Ruins “an exceptional work of suspense rooted in the tragic aberrations of war.”


Wed, May 29th, 2013
Anthony Award Nominees 2013
Posted by: Liz Teahan

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, and Booklist are proving the old saying “great minds think alike” to be true: not only has Bouchercon’s announcement of  their 2013 Anthony Award Nominees lined up with Booklist’s Mystery Month, the two also have mysteriously similar taste in literature: many of the Anthony Award nominated titles have earned starred reviews from Booklist.  Read on […]


Tue, May 28th, 2013
Reading the Screen: Doc Savage
Posted by: David Pitt

You might not know this, but before he directed Iron Man 3 Shane Black was developing a Doc Savage movie. According to this story at the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is back on. In case you’ve never met him, Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, is the pulp-fiction hero whose adventures were told, in the […]


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Agatha Awards
Posted by: Liz Teahan

We’re a little late in recognizing these Agatha Award winners, but, considering it is Mystery Month here at Booklist, we thought it would be a crime—a crime!—to not pay them some attention. Following is a list of the winners published in the calendar year of 2012, awarded by Malice Domestic, Ltd. to books best typifying the works of […]





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