Don’t Forget to Jump Ahead this Weekend. It may not look like Spring where you live – we have sun and hay fever, you might have snow and ice – but most of us get to change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time. So you at least get to fake it like it is Spring before you have to go out and shovel the white sh… er, um – snow.
The Spring newsletter is up on the website. There is a glitch with the PDF edition, that will be smoothed out soon we hope. Amber added Kid’s and YA releases and a few more Urban Fantasy titles to the linked newsletter version on our website. Those additional entries are not in either of the other incarnations of the newsletter.
Used Books In!
Another week of used books – Mable Seely, George Bagby, Dorothy B. Hughes, Helen Reilly and Ed McBain. A handful of beautiful Dell Mapbacks, and a smattering of other authors. Lots and lots of great pulp covers throughout all of these runs Let us know if you’re looking for something. Maybe we have it!
Rest In Peace:
Leonard Nimoy - We will miss you!
They’re available in Whatever Denomination You Want; They Don’t Expire; You can Order Them by Phone, e-mail or through the Website, and we can Mail them directly to the Recipient if you’d like. Perfect for all sorts of occasions.
Links of Interest:
Val McDermid gave an interview on her writing history. It may take a while to buffer, but it’s well worth it, and you absolutelymust hear her sing at the end of it!
Did you ever wonder about our fascination with secrets and spies? James Grady looks into it for us.
From LA: Dennis Lehane Drinks in Some Sunlight – life living in LA, writing projects and the end of his historical trilogy
While we specialize in mystery and crime books, we can order virtually any new book that you might want, no matter what its topic.
New Signings(with authors who will be visiting the shop):
Sat, June 27, noon, Carola Dunn signs Superfluous Women (Minotaur hc, $24.99). Daisy travels to the country for lunch with three friends. They’re her age but have been left without the prospect of marriage due to the high number of men killed in the Great War. They’ve bought a house together. The house has a locked wine cellar that they’ve not yet opened. The friends decide to open it – finding no wine but a dead body. 22nd in this series set in late 1920s England.
Thurs, July 30, noon, Jenny Milchman signs As Night Falls (Ballantine hc, $26.00). Sandy has done her best to remove herself from her parents who ignored her while doting on her brother – a jerk now in prison for life. But one night two convicts invade their home – and one is her brother. Fran recommends this young writer.
Sat, Aug 1, noon, Kevin O’Brien signs No One Needs to Know (Pinnacle pbo, $9.99). Back in the summer of 1970, an actress renting a Seattle mansion was slain along with her husband and their son’s nanny. The child was found buried in a shallow grave near a commune. When the police entered the compound they found all of the residents dead. It was assumed someone among the dead was the killer. Now a film about the murders is being shot on location and, once again, people begin to die amongst the horrible rumors of hauntings and curses.
See the calendar ofall currently-scheduled events on our website. The website calendar contains plot synopses. At the bottom of it is the updated, complete list of signed copies that we’ll be getting from other sources. Click Here.
C.S. Harris, March 7
Leslie Budewitz, March 10
Valentina Gianbanco. March 17
Timothy Williams, March 18
Jacqueline Winspear, March 24
J.A. Jance, March 27
Mary Daheim, April 11
Kate Dyer-Seeley, April 18
Greg Iles, April 28
Steve Martini, May 12
Allison Leotta, May 19
Ace Atkins, May 27
Jenny Milchman, July 30
And there are always more on the way!
Remember, too, that while it is always fun to come in and meet the author in person, that isn’t always possible. So reserve a signed copy to be mailed to you or for you to pick up later. Those who reserve in advance get the copies in the best condition!
Word of the Week:
boodle (n.) From 1833, "crowd;" 1858, "phony money," especially "graft money," actual or potential (1883), both American English slang, either or both based on bundle, or from Dutch boedel "property." (thanks to etymonline.com)
You can browse our collectable and hard-to-find books, as well as signed copies from earlier author events, on Biblio.com. You do not have to place an order through them, especially if you’re a long-time customer and we have your ordering info. Just email us to order.
We have three Tumblr blogs, in addition to our regular shop blog:
Books and Decay, maintained by Amber – interesting photos with literary quotes to match
Hardboiled, maintained by JB – pulp covers, film noir and other images of crime and mystery, and
Reviews and Events – just what it sounds like!
And Have a Relaxing and Book-Filled Weekend