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Dear Mystery Lover,
Yes, the U.S. Open has come to our little corner of the world here in Oakmont and I'm afraid that it's not doing your favorite mystery book store any good at all. In store sales have dried up almost completely as our customers do everything they can to not be in Oakmont this week. Therefore, we've decided to have a...
Yup, place your order this week--Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday June 17--and shipping is free.
Use coupon code open when you check out and we'll take care of the rest.
Free shipping will apply to any books ordered which are in-stock or which we can have in hand by next week. Please don't include future publications as they will not be included in your free shipping order. We'll advise you when we receive your order which books will be included. Details>
The May Best Sellers at MLB reflect a fully loaded 12th Festival of Mystery and the sales from those 52 authors and other jam packed events. The Festival bestselling author was Elaine Viets and we hope the sales have helped in her swift recovery. Local Pittsburgh authors also benefited in sales from the bookroom we did for the Pennwriters Convention.
We've got a brand new assortment of Staff Picks for June available. Why not check out what we're reading and see if you can find something good for an upcoming vacation or a lazy summer afternoon.
The June-July issue of the MLB News is in the mail and available for download in PDF format. Full coverage of books published during that period as well as announcement of our upcoming events is only a click away. Download the June-July MLB News today.
Tons of new arrivals since the last email including most all the June releases.
New books by Martin Cruz Smith, Jacqueline Winspear, Carolyn Haines, Robert B. Parker, Barry Eisler and others lead off the New Arrivals for this week.
You'll find the complete list of what's new in our New Arrivals pages.
Donna Leon, virtuoso author of the splendid Venetian mysteries with Guido Brunetti, will be at MLB on Monday, May 18. Tickets are still available for her talk and signing to be held at St. Ireneaus Hall around the corner from the store. More details on the Donna Leon event page.
If you can't come to the event you can still get a signed copy of her new mystery, Suffer the Little Children, by ordering through the website.
We'll be celebrating on Friday, June 22 starting at 7 pm as Pittsburgh author Kathryn Miller Haines launches her debut book, The War Against Miss Winter. This charming mystery is set in New York during WW II and features a struggling actress who becomes a sort of accidental PI.
Please join us if you can. Details>
Sarah Strohmeyer will join us on Saturday, June 23 for a Coffee & Crime Breakfast at 10 am. She'll be here with her spectacularly funny new novel, The Sleeping Beauty Proposal. Please join us if you can, details on the Sarah Strohmeyer Coffee & Crime page.
Signed copies of The Sleeping Beauty Proposal can be ordered through the website.
Happy reading during the lazy days of summer,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff