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Our "Pretty Girls" author Karin Slaughter, Has Been Interviewed Recently by the "NYT Book Review"

written by Patricia

What books are on Karin Slaughter's night table? Who's her favorite fictional detective? These and other fun questions were asked of Karin during this interview.

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ThrillerFest Has Announced the 2018 Thriller Award Winners!

written by Patricia

ThrillerFest has just concluded in NYC -- and we have the list of Thriller Award winners to share!

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Our Discussion on: "Burnt Siena" by Sarah Wisseman

written by Patricia

We had a fun (and sometimes uproarious) conversation with author Sarah Wisseman about her book, Burnt Seina, which was this month’s discussion title. In this book, Sarah introduces us to her second series character, Flora Garabaldi, an American ex-pat who is in Siena working at Restauro Lorenzetti as an art restorer. With Sarah’s background as a retired archaeologist and current artist, she conveys in-depth knowledge about art restoration – and her travels in Italy make Flora’s observations about the people and the culture there realistic and believable. We covered these areas and others, when Sarah joined us by Skype to talk about this book and her “other” career as a talented mystery writer!

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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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Thriller Awards Nominees for 2018!

written by Patricia

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) have announced their nominees for the 2018 ITW Awards!

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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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