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Free Shipping: read all about it. And see our special note for holiday shipping.

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Our weekly special--an entertaining collaboration

This Week's Special provides an enjoyable mystery through the combined talents of two authors: one a noted mystery writer the other a well-known TV celebrity. Get the inside dope on how TV is made, save 20%, get free shipping and an enjoyable mystery all with Our Weekly Special.

Did you miss Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Get 10% now

Don't worry, Mystery Lovers Bookshop has a deal for you.

Buy $25 or more worth of stuff and we'll let you take 10% off your entire order. This is a great opportunity to pick up some great gifts (or even books for yourself) while we still have stock on most of our holiday merchandise.

Our Holiday Catalog is out in the mail, available for download on the website and ready for interactive shopping.

Take 10% off your entire order if your order totals at least $25

Use coupon code fsf10 to apply the 10% discount

Get free shipping, even if your order includes non-book items not eligible for Media Mail.

Holiday Shipping - special note

As you probably know, we offer free shipping on orders of $10 or more but the holidays make our shipping policy a little more complicated. Since our normal (free) method of shipping is Media Mail via the post office, we cannot offer free shipping on orders that include puzzles, games or other non-book merchandise. If your order includes any of these we must ship your order Priority Mail and we'll have to charge you $4.50 for shipping regardless of the size of your order.

Please note that our website is unaware of this distinction and will still show Free Shipping for orders that include non-book items. Despite this, we will have to charge your the $4.50 shipping.

We apologize for any confusion this may cause but our hands are tied by the Post Office rules covering Media Mail shipments.

Popular holiday items: where are they now?

Status of a couple of popular items from the holiday catalog:

The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson--out of stock but more copies in-transit from England. Please order now as these tend to sell out pretty quickly

Jane Austen puzzle--we thought this was gone forever but not so. We just received a dozen more

Portable Trader Joe's Cookbook--this little gem sold out incredibly quickly. We have a bunch more on the way, expected early next week.

Robox, build your own robot--we ran out of this quite quickly and so did the publisher. They hope to have more next week but we're not sure if we'll get these before Christmas.

New Arrivals

With such a long gap in emails we're simply bursting with New Arrivals. A good part of the December books are here with more expected within the next week.

Check our New Arrivals for page for everything new at MLB.

New signed books on the way

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.

As alway, signed books are available in limited quantities so please order now to avoid disappointment.

What's on the website now

Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:

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