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We're happy to announce that with the assistance of our cadre of volunteer proofreaders, The Comma-kaze Squad, we've just uploaded a new and much improved version of the October-November News to the website.
You can dowload this edition of the News and print it if you wish. Just remember to use the Adobe Reader print function rather than printing the page in your browser.
My thanks, as always, to our volunteers for helping to make this issue of the News even better.
We have the rare pleasure of welcoming a talented new writer to our store on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 pm. Stuart Neville, a native of Belfast, will give a talk and sign copies of his second novel, Collusion, a sequel to Ghosts of Belfast. Neville's crime novels are set in present day Northern Ireland where open warfare has been replaced by peace but they deal with the many unresolved issues that are the legacy of years of deadly conflict.
Please give us a call if you can join us for an evening that we believe will be both fascinating and informative.
Last week we received news that mystery writer Kate Collins's husband has died quite suddenly. This tragedy comes on the eve of the release of her newest book Dirty Rotten Tendrils which goes on sale Tuesday, October 5.
With this turn of events Kate will not be able to do any of the planned promotion of her book and her blog-mates, The Cozy Chicks, have agreed to pick up the slack for her. They are suggesting that fans might want to buy a second copy of Dirty Rotten Tendrils in honor of Kate's husband and donate to a library or share it with a friend.
Purchasing two copies of Dirty Rotten Tendrils makes your order eligible for free shipping making this a convenient way to help out.
You can find out more about the efforts being made to help Kate out on The Cozy Chicks blog.
In October City Theater will be presenting a play based on John Buchan's classic spy thriller The 39 Steps. We're happy to announce that Saturday, October 23 will be Mystery Lovers Night at the City Theater for the 9 pm show. As an MLB customer you can get get a ticket to this performance half price if you buy another ticket at the regular price. Just call the City Theater box office at (412) 431-2489 and mention Mystery Lovers Bookshop when you make your purchase.
Incidentally, the book on which this production is (loosely) based is available in a very nice edition for $11.
Here we are in a new month so naturally we have a new month of Staff Picks for October to help you find some new reading for those chilly fall evenings. We've got humor, foreign settings, old-fashioned British crime and other choices to brighten up your TBR pile.
We invite you to check out what we're reading in October Staff Picks.
Our September Best Seller list is up for your inspection. We're happy to report that Louise Penny pulled off a hat trick with her Bury Your Dead (new hardcover), The Brutal Telling (her new paperback) and Still Life (first in the series) all landing on this month's list.
You'll find the complete list at September Best Sellers.
New Arrivals are still coming in droves as we continue to receive October books.
Old Dogs by Donna Moore is a comic caper novel featuring two seventy-something con artists out to rip off a Glasgow museum
Defense attorney Mickey Haller turns prosecutor in The Reversal by Michael Connelly
The Rhetoric of Death is an unusual historical mystery set in 17th century Paris.
Meanwhile, Abilgail Adams looks into murder in 18th century Boston in A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton.
Sheila Connolly launches a new series with Fundraising the Dead.
Just a small sample of the many new titles. New books arrive every day. Check our New Arrivals page often for everything new at MLB.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
Come visit us at facebook.com/mysterylovers where you can join the 846 folks who are already our fans. We've just updated our event info and posted a notice about books avaialble for donation to a deserving library.
Fall evenings are coming--get your TBR pile ready
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
Did we mention that we won a Raven Award?
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