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Links to the 2015 Nominees (& now the Winners!) for the Agatha Awards!

written by Patricia

You've seen the list -- it now has the winners of this year's Agatha Awards highlighted in red!

Edgar Awards Banquest with Edgar Winners

The 2015 Edgar Winners Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

Who won the  Edgar award for Best Novel? Best First Novel By An American Author? Did our friend Catriona McPherson win for Best Paperback Original?

Author Catriona McPherson with "A Deadly Measure of Brimstone" cover

Book Discussion for: "A Deadly Measure of Brimstone" by Catriona McPherson

written by Patricia

So you think you know what a tablet is -- read on for the Scottish version & other fun things we learned from Catriona!

Kelley Armstrong with "Omens" book cover

Book Discussion for: "Omens" by Kelley Armstrong

written by Patricia

The tale of a young woman who discovers her birth parents are serial killers, and the strange town where she finds both refuge and danger. What did MAF members make of it?

Author Zoe Sharp & Blood Whisperer Cover

Book Discussion on "The Blood Whisperer" by Zoe Sharp

written by Patricia

  We Came, We Talked – and we Skyped with Zoe!

Malice Domestic Teacup logo

This Year's Agatha Award Nominees Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

The Agatha awards are given at the Agatha Banquest during the Malice Domestic mystery conference each year in the Washington D.C. area.

Edgar Award Nominees graphic

The 2015 Edgar Awards Nominees Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

The Awards season for Mysteries begins this month with the announcement from the Mystery Writers of America of the Edgar Award Nominees for 2015 -- and the list has one of our upcoming call-in authors on it!

Author Anne Perry with The Face of a Stranger cover

Book Discussion On "The Face of a Stranger" by Anne Perry

written by Patricia

What if the only way you knew anything about yourself, was through the perspective of other people?

Sketch of David Baldacci

Guess Who Is a "Library Rat"?!

written by Patricia

In a recent edition of the NY Times "By the Book" column, a prominent crime novelist characterized himself as a "library rat". Can you guess who? Read on to find out -- and hear the other great things he had to say about libraries!

Cover of "Last Rituals" by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Book Discussion on: “Last Rituals” by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

written by Patricia

In keeping with the season, members of Murder Among Friends (MAF) visited Iceland for a harrowing story of ancient mythology, present day brutal violence, and the pursuit of witch hunting that ties them.

Link to Janet Rudolph's Christmas Crimes List A-D

Holiday Homicides - The Uber list from the Mystery Fanfare blog

written by Patricia

Santa isn't the only one making a list these days -

Picture of Author Phyllis Dorothy James

Phyllis Dorothy James White, known as P.D. James, Has Passed Away.

written by Patricia

The Mystery world has lost one of its modern masters, P.D. James

Cover to "A Deeper Darkness" by J.T. Ellison

Book Discussion On: "A Deeper Darkness" by J. T. Ellison

written by Patricia

MAF members got the chance to ask author, J. T. Ellison about her novel, this month's book, A Deeper Darkness.

Bouchercon 2014 - World Crime Convention

MAF Author Friends Win Anthony Awards at Bouchercon 2014

written by Patricia

Just back from the 2014 Bouchercon -- where several MAF author friends were Anthony Award winners! Can you guess who?

The Cuckoo's Calling book with J.K. Rowling slipped in

Book Discussion on: "The Cuckoo’s Calling" by Robert Galbraith/J. K. Rowling

written by Patricia

We learn with this book, that names can be deceiving ...

Poirot QR for Mystery Review

The Mystery of the Hidden Poirots...

written by Patricia

Calling all MAF members! There's a challenge -- and a treat -- that awaits you at Lisle Library.

New York Times Book Reviews - Periodic Postings...

written by Patricia

One of the things we'll be trying out this year on our blog, is periodic postings from the New York Times Book Reviews -- specifically its reviews on Crime.

100 Year Old Sherlock Holmes Film Found!

written by Patricia

Sounding like the opening to a mystery itself, an article on Variety has just come out about finding a 100 year old silent film of Sherlock Holmes! Another fun film fact is revealed in the article as well. Read on!

Most Wanted Mysteries - New Titles @ Lisle Library graphic

"Most Wanted" Mysteries - New Titles For Lisle Library's Mystery collection!

written by Patricia

Here are just some of the new mysteries that are coming to Lisle Library.

Poirot cufflinks from "The Monogram Murders" cover

Poirot Returns - And Lisle Library Has 'Em!

written by Patricia

A New, Original Poirot story? How is this possible? Read on....

Picture of Lord Peter Wimsey with Whose Body? cover

Book Discussion on "Whose Body?" by Dorothy L. Sayers

written by Patricia

Murder Among Friends (MAF) met and revealed exactly Whose Body? author Dorothy L. Sayers wrote about - & why Lord Peter is such a fascinating sleuth.

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Announcing the Authors & Books for 2015!

written by Patricia

We're figuring out which 2015 books will be on which MAF book group discussion dates, but here's the 2015 list by author.

Picture of Mary Stewart and Library Journal logo from Library Journal

One of Our "Literary Lions" of Mystery Has Passed Away: Mary Stewart

written by Patricia

Library Journal pays tribute to legendary author, Mary Stewart.

Make Your Summer Mystery Reading Part of LLD's "Summer Read 2014"!

written by Patricia

Just on the reading horizon...

Author Dennis Lehane

Our Discussion on "Mystic River" -- With Dennis Lehane!!

written by Patricia

Everyone had a great time talking with Dennis Lehane about one of his most acclaimed novels -- and many other things! Click to read more...

Are You A Dennis Lehane Fan Too?

written by Patricia

In addition to calling in to our "Mystic River" discussion & author Q&A (at 7:30 p.m. this coming Thursday), Dennis is making his new enewsletter available to all interested fans. Read on to learn more about it!

Our Discussion On "Lowcountry Boil" - With Susan Boyer!

written by Patricia

Want to know what this author had to say about her Agatha award-winning first mystery? Click to read more!

Our Discussion On Sworn To Silence - With Linda Castillo!

written by Patricia

Read on - to find out what Linda Castillo had to say about Kate Burkholder, and writing a mystery with an Amish country setting!

Castillo Calling In on Sworn to Silence

Our March Mystery: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

written by Patricia

This March, we're going to Amish country in Painter's Creek, Ohio when we meet to discuss Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo on Thursday, March 27th @ 7:00 p.m. We'll get the discussion going, and then Linda herself will join us by phone to talk about how this outstanding and unique series came to be.

Welcome to the new home of Murder Among Friends!

written by Patricia

As part of Lisle Library's new website, each of the library's discussion groups now have their blogs working within the library's site (instead of going out to wordpress). All current and future posts, etc. will be on this new blog. All of our previous blogs, etc. will still be available on the wordpress site, but it has become our archive. There is a link to the archive on this new site in the "Reader Links" called "Murder Among Friends Archive blog".

Love is Murder Mystery Conference

Love is Murder Announces Its “Lovey” Award Nominees

written by Micah B.

As the conference date grows ever nearer… Love is Murder (a.k.a. LIM) will be announcing the winners of its coveted “Lovey” awards at the conference next weekend!!

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