Well it is hot, really hot 99 degrees hot. But it sure looks cool here in Oxford MD on the Tred Avon with the boats sailing by my window.
We have cool news, though.
Ellen Crosby returns for her fourth visit to Mystery Loves Company this Saturday August 15 from 2-4pm when we will be hosting a free wine tasting with Ellen signing her Fourth Wine Country Mystery Riesling Retribution.
Dear ones of mystery,
Come one, come all to the wine event of the summer in Oxford. Ellen Crosby of Virginia will autograph her newest wine mystery RIESLING RETRIBUTION at our humble bookshoppe in Oxford MD (202 S. Morris Street, 1-800-538-0042) on Saturday August 15, 2009 from 2:00 -4:00 pm. Wine and appropriate faire will be served.
I just wanted to thank best-selling author Donna Andrews for blogging about her new book Swan for the Money, our store and Oxford Maryland's Oxford Fence Project with pictures.
Read Donna's blog for August 2.
Kathy here from Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, MD with two great events at our store this summer.
Donna Andrews, the funniest mystery author alive signs
Swan for the Money Sunday July 26 from 1-3pm at our store Mystery Loves Company @202 S. Morris St., Oxford Md 21654.
Check out the black and white farm!
Refreshments will be served during the signing.
Dear Mystery Readers,
Evelyn David, author of Murder Takes the Cake drops in to Mystery Loves Company 202 S. Morris St in Oxford MD on July 1st , 2009 at noon to sign books. Come and meet this delightful author and learn more about her Sullivan Investigations series. "Cake" is her second book in the series. Call us if you'd like to have signed copies.
Don't forget Donna Andrews signs her new Meg Langlow mystery Swan for the Money July 26 at our store from 1-3 pm
I am back from Malice Domestic and here are the Agatha Award Winners. We have limited amounts of copies so email us atmysterylovescompany at gmail.com if you would like them.
I'll post the Edgar award winners next.
Without further ado and congrats to all,
THE AGATHA WINNERS
THE CRUELEST MONTH by Louise Penny
Best First Novel
DEATH OF A COZY WRITER By G. M. Malliet
HOW TO WRITE KILLER HISTORICAL MYSTERIES by Kathy Lynn Emerson
Best Short Story
Laura Lippman will be lecturing and signing Life Sentences at the Pratt Library 400 Cathedral Street in Baltimore March 10 at 7pm. Hope to see you there. If you want a signed copy email me at
mysterylovescompany at gmail dot com
Here are the just announced Nominations for Agatha Awards. Congrats to all the nominees. The Agatha winners will be announced @ the Awards banquet May 2 in Crystal City at the Malice Domestic Conference.
The Agatha Award is given in several categories for the best traditional mystery in 2008. Mystery Loves Company will be one of the dealers at Malice this year. If you would like more information you can visit their web site http://www.malicedomestic.org/
You may have heard that January 19 is a very special day. Wedged in by inauguration festivities is an anniversary near and dear to our hearts, the Bicentennial celebration of the birth of Edgar Allen Poe, the originator of the detective story.
Dear loyal readers,