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This week's special is a delightful memoir by a popular mystery writer which focusses particularly on her life with animals. You can find out all about it, save 20% and get free shipping with This Week's Special.
Those who have fallen in love with Stieg Larsson's series about Lizbeth Salander will be excited about the arrival of the third and final installment in the trilogy: The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest. Mary Alice and I having just yesterday finished listening to The Girl Who Played with Fire are simply dying to find out what happens next in this compelling trilogy that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is a British import and is available in limited quantity. Please order now to avoid disappointment.
We've compiled our Best Sellers for September and we're happy to report that Hardball by Sara Paretsky is at the top of the list. A wonderful book all about Chicago history and politics with the added bonus of V.I. Warshawski. Sara beat out Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, which was followed by a variety of other hardcover best sellers including Susan Wittig Albert, John LeBeau, Louise Penny and Ian Rankin.
Trade paperback sales were topped by local writers Kathryn Miller Haines and Barbara Cloud followed by Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. September also features strong sales by a number of non-mystery fiction titles popular with book clubs.
If you're looking for something new to try please take a moment to check out our September Best Sellers.
Find out what the staff recommends for this month with the October Staff Picks. As always, you'll find the diverse tastes of our booksellers reflected in the assortment of books in different genres of mystery.
We've gotten a reasonable number of New Arrivals as October books wind to a conclusion. New books by Michael Connelly (he's back to Harry Bosch), Patricia Cornwell (a signed Scarpetta), Tamar Myers (something completely different based on her own experiences growing up in Africa), Jonathan Santlofer and many others.
On the British import side we have several interesting new titles in addition to the Stieg Larsson book. Memory of Flames by Armand Cabasson is the third in a very interesting series, translated from the French, and set during the Napoleonic War. The sleuth is an officer in Napoleon's army, Lieutenant Colonel Quentin Margont.
Also from a French author is Claude Izner's The Marais Assassin, the fourth in a delightful series featuring 19th century Parisian bookseller Victor Legris. The authors are actually sisters who are, when not writing mystery, booksellers along the Seine in Paris.
We still have copies of The Mysterious Affair of Style by Gilbert Adair. Several years ago Adair published a charming mystery called the Acts of Roger Murgatroyd which was a Golden Age mystery set in a country house and featuring a classic locked room puzzle. Little did we realize that this was the first book in a series featuring mystery writer Evadne Mount, who reappears in the second volume.
Check our New Arrivals for page for everything new at MLB.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the publication party for Keith Donohue scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23 has been cancelled.
New York psychotherapist Elizabeth Zelvin returns to MLB with her second book, Death Will Help You Leave Him. Recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler returns to some sleuthing assisted by his eccentric band of friends in this second book in the series.
Cost for the Coffee & Crime breakfast is $5 and reservations are necessary.
With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year we've decided to extend our birthday festivities to cover the whole day.
From 10 am to Midnight we'll have free cappuccino
In honor of our 19th birthday we invite you to take 19% off any one hardcover book purchased that day
At 1 pm Bob Regan will have a talk and signing of Names of Pittsburgh
At 7 pm Alan W. Petrucelli will have a talk and signing of Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of the Famous and Infamous
Following Alan's talk, he'll judge and announce the winners in the Dress as Your Favorite Dead Celebrity contest.
At 9 pm we'll hold the Ten Cent Book Sale to benefit Beginning with Books
Please join us for our Halloween Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 31.
We've got some signed books that are coming (or are here) in the next few months. Quantities are limited so please place your order now to avoid disappointment.
This week's arrival was The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell.
As alway, signed books are available in limited quantities so please order now to avoid disappointment.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
Fall is here, bundle up with a good book.
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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