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Fans of the traditional English mystery will find a treat in This Week's Special, a debut which involves a new vicar in town, an unlikely match and an unexpected death. Take a look at this week's special where you can save 20% and discover a new writer.
We'll leave it to you to decide if you think they're the best but the Mystery Writers of America have announced their nominees for the Edgar Award 2007 for books published in 2006. and you'll find an interesting assortment of nominees in the categories of Best Mystery, Best First Mystery and Best Paperback Original as well as Best True Crime.
Among the nominees are some favorites of ours including Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris, The Jannisary Tree by Jason Goodwin, The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard, King of Lies by John Hart and the Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine.
You'll also notice that the information on previous awards: Edgar, Shamus, Anthony and Agatha, has been brought more up-to-date. See our Awards page for full details.
A good bit of February new titles are here including paperbacks from some best-selling MLB authors: Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline, Finishing School by Michele Martinez, Templar Legacy by Steve Berry, Cherry Cheescake Murder by Joanne Fluke and many, many others.
You'll find the complete list of what's new in our New Arrivals pages.
Robert B. Parker's latest Jesse Stone novel, High Profile, goes on sale February 6 and we'll have signed copies about a week later. We have only a limited supply of these coming in so please order now to avoid disappointment.
Some new titles in British Imports are here. Notably, we've received four more of the charming Georgette Heyer mysteries, bringing to 9 the total so far reissued. These are delightful Golden Age mysteries, written in the '30s and '40s with classic plots and settings. The new editions are very attractive trade paperbacks with distinctive covers.
See our New British Books page for the complete list.
The word is out that the seventh, and final, Harr Potter book from J.K. Rowling will be titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
There is no price or publication date as yet for this book (despite what you may have seen or heard on the internet).
You can get on the Harry Potter notification list through our website and we'll let you know via email as soon as a date and price have been announced.
We've updated out Events section with a slew of new events from now through the end of March. Those not fortunate enough to live near Pittsburgh may not be able to attend our author events but you can get signed books. Ordering before the event will even allow you to get personalized copies, if you wish. Just use the Special Instructions section in the checkout to tell us how you'd like the book signed.
Happy reading and stay warm (preferably by curling up with a mystery from MLB)
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff