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Just a Few Fun Moments at the First Annual "Murder & Mayhem in Chicago" Convention!

written by Patricia

MAF members attended this brand-new mystery con in force on Saturday, March 11th -- where a great time was had by all!

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Our Discussion and Skype On: "No One Knows" by J.T. Ellison

written by Patricia

After our meeting there was one thing we all knew – J. T. Ellison rocks! 

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Check Out One of Our "March Mystery Madness Books", & Find a New (to You!) Author Friend!

written by Patricia

Lisle Library is celebrating "March Madness" with mysteries! 

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Murder and Mayhem in Chicago is This Saturday!!

written by Patricia

Headlined by Sara Paretsky and William Kent Krueger (the author of Ordinary Grace), the inaugural Murder and Mayhem in Chicago mystery convention is finally here! Links to the Schedule and Speakers are given in this post!

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Our Discussion On: "Mycroft Holmes" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse

written by Patricia

Did you know that basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also a Sherlockian? Here's what our group deduced from reading the "evidence" -- Mycroft Holmes

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And the Mystery Award Season Continues -- With the Agatha Award Nominees (& Links to our copies of the books)!

written by Patricia

One of mystery's most prestigious awards, the Agatha awards are given each year at the Malice Domestic convention in the Wahsington, D.C. area. This is a great source for traditional, classic, and cozy fans in particular!

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Hey Oscars -- It's the Mystery Awards season too! Here's the 2017 Edgar Award Nominees - Updated with Catalog Links!

written by Patricia

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA)voting  members are professionally published authors -- many of them are your favorite and NYT best-sellers. See what made their list this year...

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Our Discussion On: "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

written by Patricia

Thanks to Judy we know that 78 suburban libraries listed "The Girl on the Train" as the number one most popular book of 2016. What did MAF members make of this highly popular thriller?

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Our Discussion On: "Open Season" by C. J. Box

written by Patricia

This month MAF members returned to Wyoming, after last year's visit there with Craig Johnson's Longmire in "The Cold Dish". This time out, we got to know game warden Joe Pickett and see how endangered species affect both the locals and the law.

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Fun Event at Centuries and Sleuths on Dec. 9th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

written by Patricia

Are you a Nancy Drew fan? You're not alone! And many of them will be found at Centuries and Sleuths bookstore this coming Friday. Why?...

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Our Discussion on "Ordinary Grace" with author, William Kent Krueger on Skype!

written by Patricia

MAF members had an Extraordinary time seeing and talking with Ordinary Grace author, William Kent Krueger!

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Thanksgiving Food for (Mystery) Thoughts...

written by Patricia

One of Thanksgiving's best desserts is curling up with a good book! See what mysterious things can happen at Thanksgiving.

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Mysterious Happenings at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

written by Patricia

As our area's premier Mystery (& History!) independent bookstore, Centuries & Sleuths hosts many an event that MAF members may want to check out...

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Mystery Conventions Update!

written by Patricia

Not Only Does This Year's Magna Cum Murder take place this weekend -- there's a new Con in town: Murder and Mayhem in Chicago!

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Our Discussion On: "Liar, Liar" by K. J. Larsen

written by Patricia

Three authors (sisters) write a laugh-filled mystery with highly memorable characters. See what we had to say about Cat & company...

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