Dear %%First Name%%,
I know it's been two weeks since our last Not-So-Weekly email newsletter, but I'm getting better. Last week's email news that didn't happen was lost in the shuffle of getting the June-July News to the printer. Which brings me to our first bit of news:
The June-July issue of the MLB News is at the printer but it's already available for download on our site. For subscribers to the printed News, it should go to the post office today or Monday.
We've got a new batch of Staff Picks for June that will give you some ideas of what to read over the summer. While you're there, you can check out the archive of prior months located on the left hand side of the page.
The Bouchercon committee has announced their nominees for the 2008 Anthony Awards. These awards, named for the long-time New York Times mystery critic Anthony Boucher, will be given at the Bouchercon Convention on October 12.
Mysteries are nominated in the categories of Best Mystery, Best First Mystery and Best Paperback Original Mystery.
Other nominees include Laura Lippman, James Lee Burke, Robert Crais and Lee Child. Congratulations to all nominees.
We've received signed copies of Victoria Thompson's brand-new gaslight mystery, Murder on Bank Street. If you'd like a signed book, please order now as quantities are limited.
In Murder on Bank Street, Detective Sam Malloy begins looking in to the death four years earlier of Sarah's husband, Tom Brandt. His discoveries, however, may reveal a secret that threatens his future happiness with Sarah.
We've received a limited number of signed copies of Patricia Cornwell's The Front, the second of her novels featuring Massachusetts state investigator Will Garano, a sequel to At Risk.
Please order signed copies of The Front now as we'll run out soon.
We'll be receiving a limited number of signed copies of James Lee Burke's new Dave Robicheaux novel, Swan Peak. Please order early as we are sure to run out of these before the on-sale date of July 15.
Ah spring…..when all the mystery readers are out walking, gardening and coming to author events. Our kickin’ Indiana Jones event with James Rollins filled the classic single screen Oaks movie theater and other exciting store events---with and without a Mediterranean buffet---scored. Mother’s Day, autographed firsts, Victoria Thompson’s third terrific virtual signing and book groups also did a nice job with sales. On to summer!
Take a look at what our customers were reading last month at May Best Sellers.
Many new arrivals during the two weeks since the last email newsletter. New books by Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Philip R. Craig and many others.
You'll find the complete list at New Arrivals.
Next Monday, June 9, we'll welcome Nancy Horan for a talk and signing of Loving Frank. This extraordinary novel tells the tale of Frank Lloyd Wright and his long-running affair with Mameh Cheney. Much more than a love story, this is a compelling tale of a strong and independent woman trapped in the mores of her time and social position.
Nancy's event will be held at the Oakmont Carnegie Library. Admission is $5 which will be deducted from your purchase of her book.
Next Friday, June 13, will be our Friday the 13th Sale when you can get 13% off your purchase in the store, on the phone, through the fax or on the web.
You'll find complete details at Friday the 13th Sale.
Swedish author Hakan Nesser will start up our grand world tour of Summer Coffee & Crime on Saturday, June 21 at 10 am. Nesser, a multiple award-winner, will be here with the first of his Swedish police procedurals featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, Mind's Eye. Two of the later books in the series, have already been published here.
Cost of the Coffee & Crime breakfast is $5 and reservations are necessary.
Hakan Nesser's event is the first in a series of 6 Summer Coffee & Crime events featuring authors from around the world and around the US. With the price of gas so high and the dollar so low we thought we would bring the world to you instead of the other way around. Future events include:
Keep on reading,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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