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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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Mystery Writers of America Have Announced the Edgar Nominees 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 will be presented to the winners at our 72nd Gala Banquet, April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. Here are the nominees -- and links to the books we have for them!

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Malice Domestic Has Announced the Agatha Award Nominees This Year!

written by Patricia

Agatha nominated books from 2017 cover 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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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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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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