Just a reminder of the location of the Laura Lippman signing next week "Have Latte with Laura Lippman" Tuesday, March 11, 8:30am at Spoons Coffeehouse, 24 E. Cross Street in Baltimore. Mystery Loves Company will be selling books. If you need copies signed or personalized, give us a heads up before then @ mysterylovescompanyatgmaildotcom.
Here, as promised is my list of IRISH MYSTERIES AND MYSTERY WRITERS.
(Representative Title or Series Character) Series characters are in italics
Compiled 2008, Revised 3/06/08 Kathy Harig-Mystery Loves Company Booksellers
Let me know if I left off your fave.
Happy St. Patrick's Day,
The Nominees for Agatha Awards-Malice Domestic XX have been announced. Winners will be announced April 26, 2008 at the Malice Domestic XX. Congratulations to all nominees. If you would like signed copies of any of these books, please contact Mystery Loves Company www.mysterylovescompany.com before April 15th. MLC will be dealers at the Malice Domestic XX Convention. For more details about the Con please see http://www.malicedomestic.org/
Just noticed that Baltimore crime writer Dan Fesperman's newest offering THE AMATEUR SPY has made it on CNN's recommended list for Flight Reading when your plane has been delayed.
But we don't recommend you wait until your plane is delayed to open it.
Way to go, Dan
A wonderful 1996 photo appeared in the February 17 Washington Post with an appreciation of D.C. author Ben Schutz by JoAnn Goslin entitled "Ugliness He Saw Inspired empathy in Writing, Life." The article is terrific, but the photo is to die for. Pictured in crime writer shades are:Benjamin M . Schutz, Jan Adkins,James Grady, Mark Olshaker, John Weisman, David Corn and George Pelecanos. See for yourself @
Come have Latte with Laura Lippman March 11, 8:30am at Spoons Coffeehouse, 24 E. Cross Street in Baltimore. Mystery Loves Company will be selling books. If you need copies signed or personalized, give us a heads up before then @ mysterylovescompanyatgmaildotcom. You can also order direct at http://www.mysterylovescompany.com/
Laura sends the following precis about her newest--ANOTHER THING TO FALL.
Andy Straka will be the speaker at Mystery Writers of America chapter dinner on Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., March 11, at Embassy Suites@ Chevy Chase Pavilion, Chevy Chase, MD. Mystery Loves Company will be there selling books.
Valentine's Day 2008 Leighton Gage dropped by Mystery Loves Company to chat about his debut novel, "The Blood of the Wicked", a mystery set in Brazil. Recognition includes a star in Library Journal and a very favorable mention in The New York Times. Leighton writes from the tour: "Thanks to you and Tom for giving me such a warm reception at Mystery Loves Company. I loved your shop, loved the neighborhood, and loved the material you gave me about Poe’s last days.
I wanted you to know that author Leighton Gage will do a drive by stock signing at our Baltimore store 1730 Fleet Street around noon on Valentine's Day February 14, 2008. Leighton will be signing BLOOD OF THE WICKED (Soho Press) a mystery revolving around the death of a Brazilian bishop. Federal policeman Mario Silva does the investigating. But the crux of the material is about the cultural divide, even war, between those with land and those without. We hope you can join us and meet Leighton. We'll try to have the appropriate Brazilian coffee brewed.
It is a brilliant winter day here on the banks of the Tred Avon River in Oxford. We have had a run in Oxford, even before St. Patrick's Day, I might add, on Patrick Taylor's two wonderful books AN IRISH COUNTY DOCTOR and AN IRISH COUNTRY VILLAGE. Most think they are crosses between ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL and Jan Karon's books.
We're giving you a heads up on three big books for March: