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Dear Mystery Lover,

This week's (Festival) special

The 12th Annual Festival of Mystery is coming up on Monday May 7 and we've got a Festival Special this week especially for any of you who can't make it to this year's Festival.

Just buy 9 or more books by Festival of Mystery authors and we'll take 10% off your order. You can even add books by any other author, if you like as long as you get 9 books or more by Festival attendees.

Not included in the promotion are any future publications by Festival authors or others. Use coupon code festival when you check out to get your 10%. Full details on the Festival Special page.

And the winners are...

The MWA has announced the winners of the 2007 Edgar Award and you'll find the details on our site. Although some fine books won we were all sorely disappointed that Nancy Pickard did not get an Edgar for her very fine Virgin of Small Plains. The paperback of this fine novel goes on sale the end of this month.

What we're reading in May

The May Staff Picks have just been posted and it appears that much of our staff is stuck in the past. Three of the picks are historical mystery and a fourth is a classic from the Golden Age. See what you think of our choices at May Staff Picks.

What our customers are reading

The Best Seller list for April has also been posted and once again we've got a variety of books influenced by author events as well as book club purchases. Why not take a look at our April Best Sellers and see if there are new authors for you to discover.

This Just In

May books are just starting to arrive with quite a long list of New Arrivals including books by Earlene Fowler, Maggie Sefton, Emily Brightwell, Tori Carrington and many others.

You'll find the complete list of what's new in our New Arrivals pages.

Among the new arrivals is Elaine Viets' new book, Murder with Reservations. Our offer for folks to buy Elaine's new book and have it sent to a library is still open. If you generously support Elaine in this way we'll pay the shipping cost for sending the book to the library. Full details on the Elaine Viets Special Offer page.

Festival of Mystery

The 12th Annual MLB Festival of Mystery is coming up on Monday, May 7. You'll find complete details on our Festival of Mystery page with author bio's and access to bibliographies of their books. We've got over 50 authors coming and we expect a record crowd.

Tickets for the Festival may be purchased on-line for $7 or at the door for $8.

Upcoming Events

May 7 - Festival of Mystery
May 17 - Debbie Macomber
May 18 - Heather Terrell
May 20 - Lindsey Davis

Happy reading and start thinking about spring,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff