In any discussion of the living legends of crime fiction, the name Sara Paretsky will quickly be mentioned. Sara Paretsky became a champion for women writers when in 1986 she was instrumental in the founding of Sisters in Crime, but over the years she has proven that she is a champion for all writers. Always one to advocate for the underdog, it is no surprise that Sara Paretsky has been at the forefront of protests during the United States’ current tumultuous times.
From The Booking Desk:
I promise that the books I announce truly are out this week and are worthy of the attention. (Too soon for an Oscar blunder joke?) In all honestly, mistakes happen and not everything is a conspiracy folks.
But it won’t be a mistake to order any of these wonderful new books out this week.
The Semester of Our Discontent, the debut novel in Cynthia Kuhn’s academic mystery series, is currently nominated for an Agatha Award for best first novel, so you can imagine that anticipation of book two is running high. Fortunately, The Art of Vanishing is almost here and readers are going to be more than pleased with the way Cynthia has continued the journey of Lila Maclean.
From The Booking Desk:
It’s Monday and I hope that everyone is starting the week on a high-note. There are two excellent books I would like to highlight this week. Check them out, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Some novels arrive with a media buzz attached and one never knows if the reality will live up to the hype. In the case of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, regardless of what readers might think of the unusual genre-hopping, there is no denying that the payoff at the end justifies the means to get there. This is a well-crafted novel – clever and authentic with some deep characterization.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Ian Rankin brought his 30th Anniversary of Rebus Tour to The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington, Maryland.
The bookshop was filled to capacity as befits an author or Mr. Rankin’s stature, along with the fact that his tours of the US are less frequent than some other UK-based authors.
As always, I like to post here a few highlights as I know there are many readers who are not in locations where these tours might stop, but who are none the less interested in hearing what their favorite authors have to say.