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Malice Domestic Has Announced the Agatha Award Winners This Year!

written by Patricia

Both the Agatha Winners & nominated books for 2018 are covered for the following categories for adults: Best Contemporary Novel, Best Historical Novel, Best First Novel, Best Nonfiction and Best Short Story. And there is wonderful mystery reading to be had from this list! We're providing links to the copies we have here at Lisle Library for you to enjoy!

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Mystery Writers of America Have Announced the Edgar Winners for 2018!

written by Patricia

This year, the profession mystery writer members of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) celebrate the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe with the Nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at the 72nd Gala Banquet, April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. Here are the winners & nominees -- and links to the books we have for them!

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Our Discussion On: "The Bishop's Wife" By (and with!) Mette Ivie Harrison

written by Patricia

This month, in company with the author, Mette Ivie Harrison, we delved into The Bishop’s Wife, where a crime has occurred within a deeply, Mormon community in Draper, Utah.

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Murder & Mayhem in Chicago's Sophmore Session Was Terrific!

written by Patricia

For both MAF participants and other attendees, the 2nd annual Murder & Mayhem in Chicago was even better the second time around!

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Our Discussion on "A Share in Death" with its Author, Deborah Crombie

written by Patricia

What’s more fun than scones and crumpets? Talking about the British police pair, Scotland Yard's Det. Superintendent Duncan Kincaid & his partner, Sergeant Gemma James – with their author!

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Our Discusion On "A Small Death in the Great Glen" by A. D. Scott

written by Patricia

Do MAF members now "ken a wee bit more" about life in the Scottish highlands in the 1950s?

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Our Discussion on "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult

written by Patricia

What did members think of Picoult's foray into the mystery?

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Our Discussion on "Pretty Girls" by Karin Slaughter

written by Patricia

This holiday season we read a strongly-written, darkly set crime story that has a lot to say about family  -- and its survival beyond terrible situations.

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Our Discussion on "Memory Man" by David Baldacci

written by Patricia

What would you do if your relived your worst day, every day, in extreme detail?

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MAF's Movie Event: Group Viewing of "Murder on the Orient Express" !!!

written by Patricia

Now's the time to get your ticket if you want to join the group at the Studio Grill Movie theater in Wheaton's Rice Lake Square for the 5:00 p.m. show!

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Our Discussion on "Quiet Neighbors" with its author Catriona McPherson!

written by Patricia

We met with Catriona McPherson (over Skype) to delve deeper into Quiet Neighbors, her suspenseful tale of dark doings in a small Scottish town known for its bookstores...

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Newsflash from Bouchercon Toronto: Zoe Sharp will be at Centuries & Sleuths Tomorrow Night!

written by Patricia

Find out the latest news about Charlie Fox & her creator, Zoe Sharp at 7:00 p.m. this Tuesday at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park!

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Our Discussion on "The Unfinished Clue" by Georgette Heyer

written by Patricia

Here's what we had to say about reknowned Regency novelist Georgette Heyer as a classic mystery writer!

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Our Criminous Picks for the 2018 Mystery Books We'll Discuss

written by Patricia

After MAF members gathered yesterday, an intense scrutiny and interrogation of the suspect novels was conducted -- and the list of culprits we will be reading was decided!

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New DiMaggio book for "Lowcountry Bombshell" Fans to Consider...

written by Patricia

We had such fun with Susan Boyer when she visited our discussion on her book, Lowcountry Bombshell! Here's a book fans of Marilyn and Joe will want to take a peek at!

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