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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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Tickets to the 2018 "Murder and Mayhem in Chicago" Are Available Now!!

written by Patricia

Possibly the most fun thing we've done in 2017, was to take a MAF "field trip" where we descended en masse to the first one-day mystery con of Murder and Mayhem in Chicago . Well, registration is now open for the 2018 con! 

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Our Discussion & Visit with Susan Boyer on "Lowcountry Bombshell"

written by Patricia

There simply aren't enough postivie words we can say about both Susan and her stories -- but here are just some highlights!

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The Winners of the 2017 International Thriller Awards Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

The winners of the 2017 International Thriller Awards were celebrated at the recent Thrillerfest conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. 

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Time To Pick Our Mystery Discussion Books For 2018!

written by Patricia

It's that time of year. Thursday, August 24th is the date. 7:00 p.m. is the time. And (quite fittingly!) the place will be our Youth Services Activity Room on the second floor. It's sure to be "active" once we start talking books!

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Looking for a copy of our July book "Lowcountry Bombshell" by Susan Boyer?

written by Patricia

Every single one of our paper copies of "Lowcountry Bombshell" has been checked out! We are ordering a couple more, but there's an alternative for the adventurous...

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Our Discussion & Visit with Hank on "Say No More"

written by Patricia

We're still glowing -- and talking -- about our visit with NYT best-selling author and Emmy winning NBC Boston reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan. Much fun was had, so read all about it!

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Margaret Maron Guest Posted about her career on Janet Rudolph's "Mystery Fanfare" blog

written by Patricia

Margaret Maron talks About ending her acclaimed Deborah Knotts series -- and what writer adventures lie ahead for her!

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Bouchercon - The World Crime Convention -- Has Announced the 2017 Anthony Award Nominees! Updated with Catalog & Author Links

written by Patricia

Crossing all sub-genres of mystery and hosting perhaps the biggest mystery convention for fans, authors, and publishers, these awards are named for the highly respected NYT reviewer of mysteries Anthony Boucher. See who is the running this year!

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Don't Miss Lisle Library's Kick-off Party and Sign Up for Summer Read !!

written by Patricia

Join us for the Summer Read Program (SRP) Kick-off where there's prizes for every level of reader -- children to adults!

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Hank is Coming! Hank is Coming! Hank is Coming!

written by Patricia

 We'll Talk about Say No More and get the inside lowdown on investigative reporting from our very favorite Emmy/Edward R. Murrow award winning reporter on Channel 5 in Boston; who also just so happens to write TWO award-winning mystery series. Our novel is the latest in the Jane Ryland series, which has been nominted this year for both a Mary Higgins Clark award and an Agatha award.

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Our Discussion on "A Killing in the Hills" by Julia Keller

written by Patricia

Both on the homefront and in her work life, Bell is severly challenged. Tough prosecutor Bell Elkins attempts to make a difference in the rural town of Acker's Gap is confronted with the senseless death of three old men which is witnessed by her own resentful 17 year old daughter, a rise in prescription drug crime, and the death of a young child.

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