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We're so pleased that Alafair Burke will return to MLB for a Coffee & Crime on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 10 am.
Alafair Burke returns to MLB with the third in her series with NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher in 212. It begins with a seeming prank: a coed's daily movements being reported on a campus gossip site. Ellie is called onto the case when the coed is murdered in a vicious attack. Soon links to another murder emerge and Ellie is investigating the seamy world of internet stalking.
The Coffee & Crime breakfast begins at 10 am and includes a continental breakfast along with talk and signing by the authors. Cost is $5 and reservations are necessary.
A favorite author will be making his first trip to MLB on April 10. David Corbett will be out guest for a Coffee & Crime author breakfast n Saturday, April 10 at 10 am.
Corbett began his writing career with the Anthony-nominated The Devil's Redhead about a man who gets out of prison and finds that his former girlfriend's life has taken a new and deadly direction. More recently Corbett has turned his attention to El Salvardor, first with Blood of Paradise, a powerful crime novel that portrayed the corruption and criminality rampant in that country as the US deports thousands of Salvardoran gang members.
Corbett's new book, Don't They Know I'm Running, is a complex tale told on both sides of the border. It begins when the uncle of a young man is deported as an illegal alien. This begins a trek across the border, back to El Salvador in a desparate attempt to bring the Uncle back to his family. I guarantee that you will never look at the immigration issue the same way after reading this book.
Cost of the Coffee & Crime breakfast is $5 and reservations are necessary.
We have or soon will have a number of books signed by popular authors. Here's the rundown.
Nancy Martin - Our Lady of Immaculate Deception, here now
Lisa Scottoline - Think Twice, here now
Alafair Burke - 212, available after Mar. 27
Rita Mae Brown - Cat of the Century, expected mid-April
Jonathan Kellerman - Deception, expected early April
Anne Perry - Sheen on the Silk, expected early April
Elaine Viets - Half-Price Homicide, after Festival May 3
John Sandford - Storm Prey, around May 18
As always, supplies of these signed books are limited so please order early.
Around here Fish Frys during Lent are the norm. Here's a nifty Facebook group devoted to the subject:
Did you know that at Mystery Lovers Bookshop we are happy to order any book for you whether it is a mystery or not. Our name and specialty lead many folks to assume that we only deal in mystery but that's just not the case.
You can call or email or use our Book Search Form to tell us what you're looking for and we'll be happy to get it. That includes British publications which we can often get from our UK distributor.
Please stop by our Facebook for Mystery Lovers Bookshop and become a fan. We're starting to see more posting about author events and other topics. We're happy to hear about what you're reading, authors yhou discovered and other mystery news.
If you've already signed up we encourage you to post your thoughts. Read a good mystery, looking for suggestions, our fan page is a great place to post.
We'll be using Facebook to notify fans about events in the store and perhaps to make special deals available only to fans.
All of our upcoming events are also listed and we would love for customers to post comments or photos about events that they attend.
A few folks have posted comments about a book club on Facebook, especially for customers who don't live in the greater Pittsburgh area.
If you are interested in this idea, please post a comment on our Facebook page to let us know.
I don't have the slightest idea how this would work so I'm open to suggestions.
Plenty of New Arrivals as we finish up March and start to see some April books.
The long-awaited paperback of The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is here. Also, a historical thriller by Anne Perry, The Sheen on the Silk. Perry has departed from her ususal Victorian settings for this fascinating book set in 13th century Constantinople. We'll have signed copies, probably next week.
Nancy Means Wright has a fascinating historical mystery that features Mary Wollstonecroft, mother of the Frankenstein author, working as a governess on an Anglo-Irish estate. Midnight Fires is a perfect mixture of historical fact and fiction.
Reissue of Margery Allingham's The Tiger in the Smoke, a late Campion book, is a welcome pleasure. The Tiger is a notorious criminal and The Smoke, of course, is London itself.
Other authors with new titles this week include Lee Child, Thomas Cook, William Bernhardt, Barbara Cleverly and many others.
News 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:
Some sort of green material showed up on the ground outside my window. Oh, that must be grass.
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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