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The 2016 Edgar Award Nominees Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

Just on the heels of finding out the Agatha Award nominees -- we've now got the Edgar Nominees as well! 

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), based in New York City. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year. - (from Wikipedia) Categories are judged by professional peers who are published author members of MWA.

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Here Come the 2016 Agatha Award Nominees!

written by Patricia

The Agatha Awards presented at Malice Domestic in Washington, D.C. are one of the most prestigious mystery awards given. Here's this year's line-up with links to the books on our catalog and to information/web sites for the authors!

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Our Book Discussion On: "The Monogram Murders" by Sophie Hannah

written by Patricia

Is Sophie Hannah the new Agatha Christie? Did her Poirot measure up to the acknowledged Queen of Mystery’s original character? Murder Among Friends met last Thursday to consider these very things.  

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Our Book Discussion & Skype Visit with Craig Johnson on "The Cold Dish"

written by Patricia

Not only did we "meet" Longmire for the first time -- we saw and chatted with his talented creator, Craig Johnson! (Seen here on a book signing "tour of duty"...)

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Our Final Book Discussion List for 2016 !

written by Patricia

You've heard rumors of mystery authors not only calling in -- but coming to Lisle Library to talk about their mystery novels? Well they're true! Not only will some of these authors be calling or coming to the library, a couple may use Skype so we can see them while talking to them! 

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Our Discussion On: "Spider-Woman's Daughter" with its Author Anne Hillerman

written by Patricia

What inspired Tony Hillerman's daughter Anne, to continue his Leaphorn and Chee series? Which character has stepped up to become the main protagonist? 

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Our Book Discussion On: "The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman

written by Patricia

Our discussion went in unexpected -- but engaging directions!

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Our Book Discussion On: "Truth Be Told" by Hank Phillippi Ryan

written by Patricia

Find out what happens when the Author (a.k.a. Hank Phillippi Ryan)  joins the Discussion!

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News Flash! Jane Ryland Investigates at Lisle Library!

written by Patricia

A Picture is worth a thousand words -- & offers proof that Hank's Jane Ryland knows a good story when she hears one...

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Things to Know About Hank...

written by Patricia

Even with meeting Hank in 2013, and reading all of the current Jane Ryland novels, there is still more to be learned about this fascinating mystery author & TV investigative reporter extraordinaire!


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There's a sequel to Linwood Barclay's book "No Time For Goodbye"

written by Patricia

During our discussion on No Time For Goodbye, there was mention of the fact that the author had done a sequel. Mark reminded me about this tonight and I thought I'd share this information with the group.

The sequel came out in 2014 and is called No Safe House. Click on the book cover below to go to our catalog listing for it. Once you are there, click on the title and it will bring up a summary about the book.


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Our Picks for 2016 Mystery Books

written by Patricia

See what great books we'll be discussing in 2016!

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Fun Interview with Sue

written by Patricia

With the recent publication of "X", Sue Grafton is back in the news -- in a New York Times Book Review interview! Sue reveals which books she has written that are her favorites - among other things...

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A Master of True Crime Writing Has Passed Away: Anne Rule

written by Patricia

We learned yesterday that formidable true crime writer Anne Rule has died. We've captured some links to tributes done by the New York Time & others.

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Our Book Discussion On: "No Time For Goodbye" by Linwood Barclay

written by Patricia

What is Murder Among Friends' Graphic Crime Quiz -- and who won it?

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