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If you'd like a peek at what our customers were reading during the previous month then the MLB Best Sellers for August is the place to go.
In a first for our list we've got the same book atop both the hardcover and trade paperback lists. This distinction goes to one-time local author Dennis Palumbo who's debut Mirror Image was published simultaneously in both formats. At his publication party we had a complete sell out of both editions putting him at number 1 for hardcovers and number 2 for trade paperback.
For trade paperbacks Dennis was beaten out by The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford due to a book club buy. This book has garnered considerable praise and quite a following among book clubs with the tale of a friendship between a Japanese-American and an Anglo before and during WW II.
Signed books by Laura Lippman and Carl Hiaasen showed up on top-selling hardcovers along with Victoria Thompson and Nancy Martin.
You'll find the complete list at MLB Best Sellers for August.
The kids are back in school, it's getting dark a little earlier, it's the perfect time to get yourself a new pile of books for fall reading. A good place to start would be our September Staff Picks with a nice assortment of mysteries of various kinds.
Be sure to check out our archive of earlier Staff Picks which will give you even more ideas for new titles. When you visit the September Staff Picks looks on the left hand side for a list of earlier months.
We're very pleased to have Sara Paretsky back at MLB for a talk and signing on Saturday, September 11 at 1 pm. To accomodate the expected turnout we're holding the event at the Oakmont Carnegie Library. Tickets are $5 and we'll have all of Sara's books, including the new one Body Work, for sale at the event.
We're expecting quite a turnout so avoid disappointment--don't delay in getting your tickets.
We're so happy that Jennifer Crusie will be back at MLB on Friday, September 24 at 7 pm. She'll be talking about and signing her hilarious new novel Maybe This Time. Her first book written without a collaborator in six years the new one is a return to the funny, romantic and sweet novels that first endeared us to Jenny. Better yet, this one has a few ghosts to spice up the mix.
Give us a call or email to let us know if you'll be joining us for a fun evening.
We're pleased to announce that John Sandford will be visiting MLB on Sunday September 26 for a talk and signing at 2 pm. He'll be here with his latest Virgil Flowers novel Bad Blood.
We're holding the event at the Oakmont Carnegie Library and tickets are $5.
New Arrivals are still arriving a brisk clip. Here are some highlights:
Rebus may be gone but Ian Rankin is still here with Doors Open, a caper tale now in US paperback
Elly Griffiths scores with a fine British mystery featuring archaeologist Ruth Galloway who is drawn into a long-unsolved missing child case in The Crossing Places.
Mary Daheim is back with a new comic mystery in Loco Motive.
An insider view of TV land is on display in Al Roker and Dick Lochte's The Morning Show Murder.
Cleveland crime scene tech Theresa MacLean is chasing a killer from the past, and the present, in Lisa Black's Trail of Blood. Her clever use of the historic Butcher of Kingsbury Run case as background brings added interest to this tale.
A killer of a different stripe is found in Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay.
New 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:
Come visit us at facebook.com/mysterylovers where you can join the 821 folks who are already our fans. We've got some comments about Tuesday's wonderful event with violinist and author Gerald Elias.
Fall evenings are coming--get your TBR pile ready
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
Did we mention that we won a Raven Award?
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