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We're thrilled that best selling author Stuart Woods will be making his first apperance at MLB on Friday, May 6 at 7 pm. That's the Friday after the Festival of Mystery. To accomodate what we hope will be a large crowd for this popular author, his talk and signing will be held at the Oakmont Carnegie Library.
Tickets for the talk are $5 or free with purchase of Stuart's newest book, Bel-Air Dead. Woods, who began his career with the Edgar-winning Chiefs (basis of a popular TV mini-series) will be in Oakmont with the 20th book in his Stone Barrington series and his 48th book overall.
Hard to believe of the 16th Annual Festival of Mystery will be here a week from Monday, on May 2. Doors open at 4 pm, program starts at 5.
We've got a huge turnout of 51 authors for you this year including a number of new names as well as many favorites from previous Festivals.
I've finally got an updated Festival Author Bibliography up on the site in PDF form.
Complete details are to be found on the web. Also, Wallace Stroby, one of the new Festival Authors this year, created an event on Facebook for the Festival which you'll find here. Please visit and invite your friends to join you at the Festival.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door.
Hey, when you come to the Festival of Mystery (if you're coming) why not bring along a tote bag for your purchases? That way you'll save us the expense of bags and help the environment at the same time.
A win, win.
After receiving hundreds of responses to our ebook survey and after many conversations both in person and via email with customers we've concluded that we simply must be in the ebook business.
We anticipate being able to sell you ebooks probably beginning sometime in June.
We have further details of the survey as well as background information on various ebook alternatives on the website.
Our thanks to the many customers who took the time to write to us about ebooks.
Well, the Edgar Awards are coming up this weekend so our reign as Raven Award winners is coming to an end. To note the passage, we've returned our web logo to the familiar cat.
Welcome back, kitty.
We've just received word that the 9th of Mark Schweizer's mysteries featuring chief of police, would-be mystery writer and choirmaster Hayden Konig, The Countertenor Wore Garlic, will be available on or about April 25. Pre-order now to receive this book at the earliest possible moment.
The New Arrivals this week start off with Festival of Mystery author Vicki Delany who's got a new book in the Molly Smith series, Among the Departed. Other new titles from Brent Ghelfi, David Baldacci, Katherine Hall Page and Fidelis Morgan.
Be sure to check our New Arrivals for the latest in new books on our shelves.
We had previously announced signed copies One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming. When the books arrived we discovered that they were not actually signed copies but rather books with a bound-in signed sheet. Our apologies for the disappointment.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
We're over the 1,100 fan mark. How cool! Glad so many of you like to stop by our page. Latest news up there: Nancy Martin's launch party, plenty of photos.
Come visit us at facebook.com/mysterylovers where you can join the 1,102 folks who are already our fans.
Go out there and enjoy that early spring weather, if you have any
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
Did we mention that we won a Raven Award?
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