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We've become aware of changes in two previously announced (or unnannounced titles).
In the June-July News we announced a paperback of The Fire by Katherine Neville. This edition has been cancelled and replaced by a trade paperback ($15) due for publication in August.
Also, we mistakenly believed that Mary Daheim's Alpine Uproar had been postponed and thus did not include it in The News. In fact, it was published this month and is available now.
The June-July issue of the MLB News is out and ready for you to compile your list of vacation reading. You can download the MLB News and print it if you like. If you do, be sure to use the Adobe Reader print button not the print function in your web browser.
Summer is a time for travel but sometimes economic realities mean we can't go to all the places we might dream about visiting. Books are your ticket for cheap trips to exocic locales. We've put together a guide to mysteries with foreign settings in the June-July MLB News in an article starting on the back cover.
You'll find even more listings, arranged geographically, in our Foreign Travel page on the website.
Some new titles have arrived from England and you'll find them on our New British page. Murder by the Sea is the fourth in Leslie Cookman's series with amateur sleuth Libby Serjeant This is an enjoyable series with a setting in a small village in Kent, Steeple Martin.
If you prefer more urban crime, try Alex Gray's Pitch Black with Glasgow's Chief Inspector Lorimer.
Murder in Italy is on the menue with Michele Guittari's Death in Tuscany featuring Michele Ferrara, Chief Superintendent of Florence's Squadra Mobile. This is the second book in the series, following Florentine Death.
We've got a tasty treat for Ian Rankin fans: a brand new crime novella, Cool Head. It's a paperback original and sells for only $4.95. How can you resist? The story concerns a hapless young man named Gravy, cause he works in a graveyard The action starts when a friend drives up in an unfamiliar car and with a bullet hole in his chest. You'll find out the rest when you pick up this nifty new volume.
Supplies are limited on this British import so don't delay, order now.
We're pleased to announce that we've arranged with author Carla Neggers for signed copies of her latest hardcover, The Mist. Carla's latest is an exciting work of suspense perfect for the summer reading season and, best of all, we'll ship your signed copy with no charge for shipping.
Order now, quantities are limited.
Noted forensic authority Michael Baden will be out guest at a Coffee & Crime author breakfast on Saturday, June 27 at 10 am.
Michael has worked on numerous high-profile cases including O.J. Simpson and Phil Spector and has just been hired by the family of David Carridine to perform the autopsy to determine cause of death. With his wife, Linda Kenney Baden, he is the author of two forensic thrillers: Remains Silent and the new Skeleton Justice. Both feature a husband and wife team consisting of a medical examiner and criminal attorney.
The breakfast is $5 and reservations are essential.
We've got some signed books that are either here or coming in the next few weeks. Quantities are limited so place your order now.
The New Arrivals page is filled to overflowing with July titles as well as the last of the June books. You have your pick of books by Janet Evanovich, Kathy Reichs, Chris Grabenstein, Kerry Greenwood, Mary Kay Andrews, John Lescroart and many others.
Among the new arrivals are reissues of two books from the mid-nineties by George Dawes Green: The Caveman's Valentine and The Juror. The former won the Edgar Award in 1994 and was followed a year later by the latter. Both were made into films starring Samuel L. Jackson and Alec Baldwin/Demi Moore, respectively. Then fourteen years of silence. The reason for the reissues, of course, is that the elusive Mr. Green has a new book, Ravens, due in mid-July. Both of Green's earlier books are well worth reading although they are quite different.
Check our New Arrivals for page for everything new at MLB.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
Take a trip abroad--books are your ticket this summer.
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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