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We're thrilled that best selling author Stuart Woods will be making his first apperance at MLB on Friday, May 6 at 7 pm. That's the Friday after the Festival of Mystery. To accomodate what we hope will be a large crowd for this popular author, his talk and signing will be held at the Oakmont Carnegie Library.
Tickets for the talk are $5 or free with purchase of Stuart's newest book, Bel-Air Dead. Woods, who began his career with the Edgar-winning Chiefs (basis of a popular TV mini-series) will be in Oakmont with the 20th book in his Stone Barrington series and his 48th book overall.
On Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm we'll celebrate the publication of Pittsburgh Noir, a collection of Pittsburgh crime stories edited by Kathleen George and filled with stories by the likes of Nancy Martin, K.C. Constantine, Lila Shaara, Stuart O'Nan and Tom Lipinski.
Please join us for a terrific party with many of the authors who contributed stories.
Wow, what a Festival of Mystery we just had. Record turnout of customers and record number of authors combined for an exciting night of interviews, chit chat, old friends, new friends, pizza and--of course--tons of book buying.
Our thanks to the dozens of volunteers who make it possible plus our splendid staff who work so very hard to make everything at the Festival perfect for readers and authors.
Our new check-out system was an unqualified success with much shorter lines and more repeat customers.
Thanks to everyone who participated and especially to you authors--we couldn't have a Festival without you.
The Agatha Awards were announced last weekend and we're happy to say that we had three of the winners at our Festival of Mystery: Louise Penny, Mary Jane Maffini and Avery Aames.
Find out about all the nominees and winners on our Agatha Awards 2011 page.
Even though we were busy with the Festival last week and Stuart Woods this week, we still had time to create a list of Staff Picks for May. Take a look and see if you can find some interesting reading for the warmer weather.
The Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the Edgar Award for 2011 at the annual banquet on Thursday night.
You'll find the comlete list of nominees and winners on our Edgar Award 2011 page.
After receiving hundreds of responses to our ebook survey and after many conversations both in person and via email with customers we've concluded that we simply must be in the ebook business.
We anticipate being able to sell you ebooks probably beginning sometime in June.
We have further details of the survey as well as background information on various ebook alternatives on the website.
Our thanks to the many customers who took the time to write to us about ebooks.
As promised last week a big group of New Arrivals landed last Monday. We've got new titles from Elaine Viets, Kate Carlisle, Laura Lippman, Agatha-winner Avery Aames, Agatha-winner Mary Jane Maffini, Robert B. Parker, Earlene Fowler, Sally Goldenbaum and others.
More May titles expected during the upcoming week.
Be sure to check our New Arrivals for the latest in new books on our shelves.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
We're over the 1,100 fan mark. How cool! Glad so many of you like to stop by our page. Latest news up there: Lisa Scottoline event pix and plenty of Festival commentary
Come visit us at facebook.com/mysterylovers where you can join the 1,125 folks who are already our fans.
Go out there and enjoy that early spring weather, if you have any
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
Did we mention that we won a Raven Award?
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