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Bouchercon 2020

The 2020 Bouchercon Anthony Award Nominees Have Been Announed!

written by Patricia

The annual Bouchercon has been cancelled this year – but it is going to have a virtual version where the Anthony Award Winners will be shared online. In the meantime, you can check out the nominees’ books here! Just click on the book’s cover to get to our copy and put a hold on it.

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Aaaand: The 2020 Edgar Award Nominees & Winners Have Also Been Announced!

written by Patricia

We have updated this post to show the Edgar Award Winners -- as well as the nominees! 

We have the links active to the books on this list that Lisle Library owns! For titles not owned by Lisle Library, if you are a Lisle resident patron, please see staff to get the book as an interlibrary loan.

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Murder Among Friends May 2020 Good Reads!

written by Patricia

In lieu of our regular meeting this month, MAF members Zoomed into a virtual book title exchange! 

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The 2020 Agatha Award Winners Have Announced!

written by Patricia

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the highly coveted Agatha Awards for works published in 2019.

We now have the links active to the books on the whole list that Lisle Library owns! For titles not owned by Lisle Library, if you are a Lisle resident patron, please see staff to get the book as an interlibrary loan.

Our Discussion On: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)

written by Patricia

MAF members braved cold temperatures to meet and discuss The Cuckoo’s CallingJ. K. Rowling’s first foray into writing a mystery. 

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Our Discussion on: "The Word is Murder" by Anthony Horowitz & Surprise Guest !

written by Patricia

Who better to talk about a mystery writer who is a character in his own book -- than another mystery writer! Lori Rader-Day kindly joined us to provide that perspective to our discussion this month!

Luisa Buehler is coming to LLD AuthorFest Nov.30th

Guess Who's Coming to Lisle Library's AuthorFest on Nov. 30th? Our Luisa!

written by Patricia

Murder Among Friends (MAF)'s own author member, Luisa Buehler, will be on the LLD AuthorFest panel joining 5 other area authors for a Q & A with Lisle Library patrons followed by book signings!

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The 2019 Anthony Award Nominees -- And Winners!

written by Patricia

We've updated the list of this year's Anthony Award nominees to include the winners!  The Anthonys are awarded at each year's Bouchercon -- the largest of all crime conventions for all subgenres of mystery. 

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Our Discussion On: "Snowblind" by Ragnar Jonasson

written by Patricia

November's book, Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson was a challenging read -- and MAF members found much to talk about!

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First Folio Theater is presenting "Sherlock's Last Case" at Mayslake Peabody Estate!

written by Patricia

Now playing at the Mayslake Peabody estate in Oakbrook, here's a chance to experience Sherlock "live"!

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Our Discussion On: "Bluebird, Bluebird" by Attica Locke

written by Patricia

See what MAF had to say about this best-selling book (and up-coming TV series!) 

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Take a Mystery Journey at Morton Arboretum!

written by Patricia

This month Morton Arboretum's Walking Plays features A Sherlock Scandal -- with gender switched Holmes and Watson!

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Our Discussion on: "The Innocence of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton

written by Patricia

MAF spends time with both the written character of Father Brown, and his BBC TV alter-ego!

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The 2019 Thriller Awards Updated Once Again -- With the Winners Highlighted

written by Patricia

The 2019 Thriller Awards were presented July 13th at ThrillerFest in NYC. We've updated the list to highlight the winners in red!  You can still check out any of these great reads from our catalog! Just click on the book's cover to use the link.

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Our Picks for MAF Discussion Books in 2020!

written by Patricia

A stalwart group met Thursday night to determine which wonderful books we'll be reading in 2020! 

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