If you open your dictionary, you will discover that there is no such word as “bibliomystery.”
However, most mystery readers know that the word refers to a mystery story that involves the world of books: a bookshop, a rare volume, a library, a collector, or a bookseller.
The stories in this unique collection were commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop.
They were written by some of the mystery genre’s most distinguished authors. Tough guys like Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, and Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Bestsellers like Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, and Jeffery Deaver. Edgar winners such as C. J. Box, Thomas H. Cook, and Laura Lippman.
Here you will discover:
Sigmund Freud dealing with an unwelcome visitor
Columbo confronting a murderous bookseller
a Mexican cartel kingpin with a fatal weakness for rare books
deadly secrets deep in the London Library
books with hidden messages, beguiling booksellers, crafty collectors, and a magical library that is guaranteed to enchant you
The stories have been published in seven languages—one has sold more than 250,000 copies as an e-book (“The Book Case” by Nelson DeMille)—and another won the Edgar Allan Poe Award as the Best Short Story of the Year (“The Caxton Lending Library and Book Depository” by John Connolly).
The organization will name the HAMMETT PRIZE winner, during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s (NAIBA) Fall Conference, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, October 6-8. The winner will receive a bronze trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.
While we love our new/old digs we miss one small detail….the body outline on the floor of the old shop! So in a fit of nostalgia we made a new one and stuck it up on the back door (we didn’t think the landlord would take kindly to us spray-painting the carpet. And knowing Amber and Fran’s luck they’d probably pass out from the fumes).
Then we thought it looked a bit too plain! And this is where you come in!
FB, Tweet, e-mail or come into the shop and tell us your favorite quote from a mystery you’ve read (and the book) and we will put it up in the body outline!
The book can be in or out of print – but it must be a mystery – and since short people come into the store, try to have ones without too much profanity. I know silly rules!
Covering murder, heists and theft, cyber criminals, political crime, con artists, and more, The Crime Book is a complete compendium for crime aficionados to add to their collection.
From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer, The Crime Book is a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking stories through infographics and in-depth research that lays out every key fact and detail. Examine the science, psychology, and sociology of criminal behavior that drove people to commit terrible acts, and read profiles of villains, victims, and detectives. See each clue and follow the investigation from start to finish. Study police and detective work while breaking down the psychology behind violent criminals and their behavior.
Find out how pirates, the Japanese Yakuza, Chinese triads, and modern drug cartels operate around the world. Dive deep into the Black Dahlia investigation and follow other high-profile murder cases. See how the myths of vampires and witches became sensationalized stories and caused mass hysteria that led to the execution of innocent people.
Learn how media coverage changed through history, from the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln to romanticizing Bonnie and Clyde’s doomed fate to the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby, which is considered the first international crime tabloid story.
Due to both of the SMB gal's being snowed in today, the shop is close! Fortunatly we aren't the only ones in the region! But unless we get even more snow or all the city plows break down - we should be in on Tuesday to help you find a great book to read or for your kids to read just in case school isn't back to nornmal tomorrow! See you all later! Keep warm and safe in all that wet stuff!
I wouldn t scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.
Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.
You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear. Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about the act of murder to kill on his behalf.
In A Talent for Murder, Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie's odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world's bestselling novelist.
Whodunit? Match wits with Agatha Christie's brilliant detective, Hercule Poirot, and see if you can figure it out!
Famed for his powers of deduction, Hercule Poirot is one of the greatest literary characters ever created. Now, with more than 100 brain-boggling puzzles to solve, fans can find out how well they stack up against Agatha Christie's beloved Belgian detective. So step inside Poirot's mind, unravel the devious and devilish clues, and see if you can crack some of the detective's most challenging cases.