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This Week's Special is a facinating naval tale set during WW II. You'll find some interesting wartime history about a little known aspect of the period in this compelling read. A fine choice for vacation reading, especially at 20% off as our Weekly Special.
Moving into the prime vacation reading period of August, you'll surely find something to interest you in our August Staff Picks. Thrillers, cozies and even a touch of science fiction are all represented. Please take a look.
The MLB July Best Seller list reflects an eclectic assortment of titles including authors who have visited as well as those popular with our customers and book club members. You're sure to find some good vacaction reading suggestions in our July Best Seller list.
We'd like to note that Stella Rimington has achieved the first trifecta in our Best Seller list by having a book on the hardcover, trade paperback and paperback lists all in the same month. Congrats, Stella.
Why not see what our customers are reading and get some ideas for your own summer book list.
If the high price of gas and the low value of the dollar has you staying at home this summer, you can still visit exotic, overseas destinations this summer with an assortment of foreign mysteries at MLB.
We've prepared a Mystery Travel Guide which outlines the many choices we have for books that will take you to Italy, France, China, Turkey, Africa and many other locations around the globe.
You can also use the search features on our site to locate books with particular settings, just enter the country you're interested in and you get a listing of books that involve that location.
A slew of British New Arrivals spices up the list this week including new books by Edward Marston, Frank Tallis and some new authors you might want to check out.
You'll find the complete list of both US and British books at New Arrivals.
We're pleased to announce that Chris Grabenstein has been added to our Summer Coffee & Crime lineup. He'll be here with Hell Hole, the fourth of his Down the Shore series set in an aging New Jersey beach town and featuring rookie cop Danny Boyle and his partner, John Ceepak.
Chris has also just published The Crossroads, a spine-tingling young adult novel.
Join us on Friday evening at 7 pm to celebrate publication of Pittsburgh author Heather Terrell's second book, The Map Thief. Featuring lawyer Mara Coyne, the heroine of Heather's earlier novel The Chrysalis, the new book delves into the secrets of an old map and the question who really discovered the New World.
Our Summer Coffee & Crime rolls on this Saturday with Linda Greenlaw and the second of her atmospheric mysteries featuring marine insurance investigator Jane Bunker. Greenlaw has led a fascinating life first as the only female swordboat captain in her native Maine (you may remember her from The Pefect Storm) and then as an author beginning with her memoir, The Lobster Chronicles. More recently she launched a mystery series beginning with Slipknot followed by Fisherman's Bend.
On August 16 Martin Clark will wrap up our Summer Coffee & Crime. He'll be here with his third novel, The Legal Limit. This extraordinary novel has echoes of Scott Turow's earlier work with a hint of John Grisham but it's a unique work all of Clark's own.
The story concerns two brothers: one a law student home for the summer, the other a ne'er-do-well petty criminal. A single afternoon will change both their lives irrevocably as the criminal brother shoots and kills a man and the law student lies to cover it up. Through the years this event will continue to influence both their lives until a startling climax resolves matters. Clark's evocation of Southern life, the work of lawyers and prosecutors, the police and, most crucially, the relationship betwen these two brothers is simply superb.
Keep on reading,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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