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This Week's Special

The best is California crime is yours with This Week's Special (at 20% off) the latest from an author with two Edgar wins to his credit.

February Staff Picks

We've got a new list of Staff Picks for February that combines mysteries both old and new ranging from domestic to foreign to thriller.

Why not take a look at our February Staff Picks and see if you can find some new ideas for reading.

Sen. Arlen Specter, March 27

We're very excited to announce a special appearance by Sen. Arlen Specter on Thursday, March 27 from 2 to 3 pm at MLB.

Sen. Specter will be signing copies of his memoir Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate. Please give us a call at 412-828-4877 or use our Contact Form to let us know if you can join us.

If you can't make it to the signing, we'll be happy to get you a signed copy, personalized if you wish. Simply call or order Never Give In on the website. You can use the Special Instructions on checkout to give us any signing requests.

New arrivals

A number of new arrivals including new books by James Patterson, Denise Mina, M.C. Beaton and others. You'll find the complete list at New Arrivals.

Book Club Dinners

We have back-to-back author events coming up on February 11 and 12 and both are book club dinner events. The first with Jenny White and the second with Eliot Pattision.

What in the world is a Book Club Dinner? we hear you asking. As you may know we have six book clubs that meet in our store every month. Every so often, we're able to schedule an author to meet with the book club and we make these events open to anyone who wishes to come whether they are a regular member of the book club or not.

We provide a catered dinner and you get to have a delicious meal along with a discussion with an author in a relaxed setting.

Monday, Feb. 11 - Jenny White will join us with her second historical mystery set in 19th century Istanbul, The Abyssianian Proof. Jenny is a historian with a specialty in the role of women in Turkish history and her talk is sure to be fascinating. We're providing a Turkish meal catered by the Istanbul Grill that will feature a variety of appetizers as well as kabobs, rice and salad.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Eliot Pattison will be here with Bone Rattler, an intriguing mystery set in Colonial American during the French and Indian War. Dinner will be catered by Girasole Restaurant, one of the best Italian restaurants in the area and we'll have antipasto, pasta and salad.

Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky--signed copies

Sara Paretsky has a new novel out, Bleeding Kansas, and we've got a limited number of signed copies. Although her new book is not in the V.I. Warshawski series, it's not even a mystery but rather a straight novel, fans will certainly enjoy this compelling tale of two Kansas families. Set in the area of Paretsky's own birth, it reflects the history of Kansas in it's central characters: two families who have been there since the 1850's when Bloody Kansas referred to the slavery vs. anti-slavery battles of the era. The novel, however, is quite contemporary as current events batter the descendants of these pioneers and force them to face truths they would rather avoid.

Please order signed copies early as we have only a limited number.

Winter Coffee & Crime Series

Our Winter Coffee & Crime Series continues on February 16 with four diverse and talented authors appearing in this long-running Saturday morning author breakfast series. Here's what's coming up:

Upcoming Events

Feb. 11 - Jenny White
Feb. 12 - Eliot Pattison
Feb. 16 - Leighton Gage

Keep on reading,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff

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