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April is going to be a fantastic month for all mystery lovers in Pittsburgh (and beyond).
First off, on Thursday, April 17 we'll be holding our Little Night of Romance (Mystery & Suspense, too) which will bring together over 20 authors for a night of fun.
Secondly, on Monday, April 28 the Thirteenth Annual Festival of Mystery will gather nearly 50 writers and their many fans for the latest incarnation of this splendid event.
Admission for the Little Night of Romance and the Festival of Mystery is $7 in advance, $8 at the door. The best news is that one ticket gets you both events. That's right: buy a ticket for the Little Night of Romance and your ticket will get you into the Festival. Buy a Festival ticket in advance and you can use it for the Little Night of Romance.
Such a deal.
On Thursday April 17 we'll be gathering at the St. Irenaeus Church Social Hall for a Little Night of Romance (Mystery & Suspense, too) from 5:30 to 8:30. The Romantic Times convention is in Pittsburgh that week bringing with it many writers in a variety of genres. We'll have more than twenty of them at the Little Night for an evening of interviews, chat and signing.
You'll find a complete list of attendees on our Little Night of Romance page and you'll see that we've got folks who write romance, historicals, mystery, suspense and even a couple of vampires. Well, they're not really vampires but they write about them.
The event that mystery readers look forward to all year is here. The Thirteenth Annual Festival of Mystery will return on Monday, April 28 from 4 to 9 pm.
We'll be at the Greek Orthodox Church on Washington Ave., same location as last year with a stellar group of nearly 50 authors for an evening of interviews and signing. This year we've got over 20 new authors as well as many favorites from Festival's past.
The snows of winter arrived in February but author events, books clubs and online orders helped pull us through. You'll find the effects of all three in our February Best Seller list.
Have you ever wondered just how much of what you read in mystery novels and true crime books is real? We know that many customers have so we thought you'd be interested in this upcoming symposium at Duquesne University.
From crime scene details to courtroom theatrics, do you find yourself asking whether the author did his or her homework? And assuming they did, do you ever wonder how? Come to the 8th Annual Conference of The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and discover the answers to these questions and many more.
Where Fact Meets Fiction: A National Symposium on the Intersection of Forensic Science and Pop Culture will be held at Duquesne University April 3-5. For more information on the program, including appearances by authors Linda Fairstein, Jan Burke, Robert Tanenbaum and others, please visit Where Fact Meets Fiction (www.duq.edu/factmeetsfiction). Early registration discounts end March 17!
We're very excited to announce a special appearance by Sen. Arlen Specter on Thursday, March 27 from 2 to 3 pm at MLB.
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.
A slew of new releases this week beginning with Laura Lippman's Another Thing to Fall. Laura will be here on April 4. Also new this week: Randy Wayne White with a new Doc Ford, Linda Fairstein, Joy Fielding, Hakan Nesser and others.
We've also received a number of new titles from Britain including a reissue of James Grady's classic Six Days of the Condor. Funny that a book by an American author and set entirely in America should se reissue from a British publisher but I suppose a prophet is always without honor in his own country.
You'll find the complete list at New Arrivals.
Laura Lippman is coming to MLB on Friday, April 4. The talk and signing will be at the bookstore and it is free. We do ask that you call or email us if you're coming.
The recent MLB News had an incorrect location for the event and suggested that there was a charge. There is not. Our apologies for the confusion.
Our Winter Coffee & Crime Series is halfway through. Perhaps that means that winter is more than half way over. Here's what's coming up:
Mar. 15 - John Banville
Mar. 27 - Arlen Specter
Mar. 29 - Joanne Fluke
April 17 - A Little Night of Romance (Mystery & Suspense, too)
April 28 - 13th Annual Festival of Mystery
Keep on reading,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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