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Murder Among Friends
Dorothy Cannell at home in Maine

Our Book Discussion on: "Murder at Mullings" by Dorothy Cannell

written by Patricia

Do you know what an Ornamental Hermit is? This, and other aspects of British life “between the wars”, were covered as only Dorothy Cannell can do!

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Here Come Bouchercon 2015's Anthony Award Nominees!

written by Patricia

While the World Crime Convention (a.k.a. the Bouchercon) won't be held until October 8th - 11th, getting to know the Bouchercon nominated books could come in handy for our August Planning Meeting, as well as a source for some great mystery reading!

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International Thriller Writers Have Announced its 2015 Thriller Award Nominees

written by Patricia

The International Thriller Writers, represents professional thriller authors from around the world. The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas. See who qualified for the 2015 nominee list!

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Coming Soon!! The Summer Read Kickoff - This Saturday!!

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The whole library is celebrating Summer -- and the start of  Summer Read -- with a great kickoff party for everyone!

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Remembering Ruth Rendell

written by Patricia

We couldn't let the month end without a tribute to world-renowned mystery master, Ruth Rendell, who passed away on May 2nd. Along with our bibliography, there are links to articles from The Guardian in England, the New York Times, NPR and the Chicago Tribune.

This July 15th @ 4:30 p.m. -- We've Got a Date With Jenny!

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Thanks to concerted efforts by both Jenny and her husband Josh, we have found a date in July where we can go meet Jenny, talk more about Cover of Snow,

Jenny Milchman with cover for "Cover of Snow"

Our Book Discussion On: “Cover of Snow” by Jenny Milchman

written by Patricia

Jenny’s first novel, asks the question: “What would make a good man do a very bad thing?” This and other questions were answered when Jenny joined us to discuss this book.

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 with our Winner magnifying glass!

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The 2015 Edgar Winners Have Been Announced!

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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

Our Book Discussion on: "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

Our Book Discussion on: "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

Our Book Discussion on: "The Blood Whisperer" by Zoe Sharp

written by Patricia

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

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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.

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The 2015 Edgar Awards Nominees Have Been Announced!

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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

Our 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?

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