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February at Barnes & Noble's Mystery Forum

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For the past two years, February has been the Month of Romantic Suspense at B*N's Mystery Forum. This year I've dropped a couple of our "Month of"s in favor of adding the American Mystery Classics at your request.

 

Since that feature is now set for the last week of every month, we will have more "double features" than we have had in the past, with TWO featured authors some weeks. 

 

The guest blog feature, new in 2011, proved to be very popular so we'll continue with those in 2012. And we WILL still have our Month of Cozy(ish) Crime in June, since you were all adamant that it should stay on the schedule.

 

Don't forget - if there are authors you would like to see here, let me know! I can't promise I'll be able to arrange visits with everyone you request, but I'll do my best!

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6 - DOUBLE FEATURE!

 

*DEBORAH CROMBIE

 

No Mark Upon Her  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ and ~

 

*HILARY DAVIDSON

 

The Next One to Fall   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13 - DOUBLE FEATURE!

 

*AVERY AAMES

 

Clobbered by Camembert  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ and ~

 

 

*KATE CARLISLE


One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Series #5)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20

 

*DEE J. ADAMS

 

Dangerous Race  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - GUEST BLOG BY:

 

*PETER ROBINSON

 

Before the Poison  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27:

 

AMERICAN MYSTERY CLASSICS

 

FEATURING: CRAIG RICE

 

8 Faces at 3 

Once Upon A Train (Fantasy And Horror Classics) 

Home Sweet Homicide 

Murder, Mystery and Malone (The Lost Classic Series) 

 My Kingdom for a Hearse 

The Fourth Postman 

The April Robin Murders 

Having Wonderful Crime 

The Right Murder 

The Wrong Murder 

The Corpse Steps Out 

Eight Faces at Three The Lucky Stiff 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The People Versus Withers and Malone 

Double Frame 

The Big Midget Murders 

Having Wonder/Crime                   

 

 

http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/rice.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Rice_(author)

 

http://www.ruemorguepress.com/authors/rice.html

 

Monday, February 27 - Guest Blog By:

 

*Jeffrey R. Marks, author of:

 

Who Was That Lady?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

What goes up must come down, and Craig Rice’s meteoric rise to the top of the mystery writing heap by 1946 was rivaled only by her rapid descent into semi-obscurity. Her face once graced the cover of Time magazine, but today her books are found in second hand stores. 

The mystery surrounding Rice was almost as puzzling as her books. Where was she born? What was her given name? What novels and short stories did she publish? Who did she marry and how many times? How many children did she have? Where did the penname of Craig Rice emanate from? How did she die? In the forty years since her death, the answers to these questions were buried under piles of confusion, lies, and exaggeration. In the 20th century how could these basic questions of a person’s life be so vague? 

Jeffrey Marks began a quest to learn the answers. His research took the better part of a decade. He traced Rice’s oeuvre back to original manuscripts to determine authorship. He tracked down relative, friends, and other writers to learn answers on Craig’s name, her heritage, and her descent from superstardom into drinking, mental illness, and trouble with the law.

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becke_davis wrote:

 

For the past two years, February has been the Month of Romantic Suspense. This year I've dropped a couple of our "Month of"s in favor of adding the American Mystery Classics at your request.

 

Since that feature is now set for the last week of every month, we will have more "double features" than we have had in the past, with TWO featured authors some weeks. 

 

The guest blog feature, new in 2011, proved to be very popular so we'll continue with those in 2012. And we WILL still have our Month of Cozy(ish) Crime in June, since you were all adamant that it should stay on the schedule.

 

Don't forget - if there are authors you would like to see here, let me know! I can't promise I'll be able to arrange visits with everyone you request, but I'll do my best!

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6 - DOUBLE FEATURE!

 

*DEBORAH CROMBIE

 

No Mark Upon Her  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ and ~

 

*HILARY DAVIDSON

 

The Next One to Fall   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13 - DOUBLE FEATURE!

 

*AVERY AAMES

 

Clobbered by Camembert  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ and ~

 

 

*KATE CARLISLE


One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Series #5)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20

 

*DEE J. ADAMS

 

Dangerous Race  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - GUEST BLOG BY:

 

*PETER ROBINSON

 

Before the Poison  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27:

 

AMERICAN MYSTERY CLASSICS

 

FEATURING: CRAIG RICE

 

8 Faces at 3 

Once Upon A Train (Fantasy And Horror Classics) 

Home Sweet Homicide 

Murder, Mystery and Malone (The Lost Classic Series) 

 My Kingdom for a Hearse 

The Fourth Postman 

The April Robin Murders 

Having Wonderful Crime 

The Right Murder 

The Wrong Murder 

The Corpse Steps Out 

Eight Faces at Three The Lucky Stiff 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The People Versus Withers and Malone 

Double Frame 

The Big Midget Murders 

Having Wonder/Crime                   

 

 

http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/rice.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Rice_(author)

 

http://www.ruemorguepress.com/authors/rice.html

 

Monday, February 27 - Guest Blog By:

 

*Jeffrey R. Marks, author of:

 

Who Was That Lady?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

What goes up must come down, and Craig Rice’s meteoric rise to the top of the mystery writing heap by 1946 was rivaled only by her rapid descent into semi-obscurity. Her face once graced the cover of Time magazine, but today her books are found in second hand stores. 

The mystery surrounding Rice was almost as puzzling as her books. Where was she born? What was her given name? What novels and short stories did she publish? Who did she marry and how many times? How many children did she have? Where did the penname of Craig Rice emanate from? How did she die? In the forty years since her death, the answers to these questions were buried under piles of confusion, lies, and exaggeration. In the 20th century how could these basic questions of a person’s life be so vague? 

Jeffrey Marks began a quest to learn the answers. His research took the better part of a decade. He traced Rice’s oeuvre back to original manuscripts to determine authorship. He tracked down relative, friends, and other writers to learn answers on Craig’s name, her heritage, and her descent from superstardom into drinking, mental illness, and trouble with the law.


Whoops! Didn't mean to copy ALL of that post, becke.

Looks like a good lineup-- I've met and gotten signed copies of their books from Avery Aames and Kate Carlisle, and I'm looking forward to their latest books. Not so familiar with some of the other authors, but that's what's great about this forum--I'm always being exposed to new(to me, anyway) authors.

Have to admit, I had never heard of Craig Rice before. That is some bio-- almost sounds like a literary version of Lindsay Lohan-- loads of talent, but an unfortunate lack of personal discipline leading to chaoa. I think Jeffrey Marks' bio of Craig Rice should be very interesting reading, indeed.

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Whoops! Didn't mean to copy ALL of that post, becke.

Looks like a good lineup-- I've met and gotten signed copies of their books from Avery Aames and Kate Carlisle, and I'm looking forward to their latest books. Not so familiar with some of the other authors, but that's what's great about this forum--I'm always being exposed to new(to me, anyway) authors.

Have to admit, I had never heard of Craig Rice before. That is some bio-- almost sounds like a literary version of Lindsay Lohan-- loads of talent, but an unfortunate lack of personal discipline leading to chaoa. I think Jeffrey Marks' bio of Craig Rice should be very interesting reading, indeed.

 

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I met Jeff Marks years ago when we were part of a "local authors" book signing here in Cincinnati. His book about Craig Rice had just come out at that time, and I found it fascinating. After that I found some of her books and really enjoyed them!

 

Jeff wrote a guest blog for our Agatha Christie 120th birthday celebration in 2010, and he has also edited some GREAT anthologies:

 

Canine Christmas 

Magnolias and Mayhem   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He's written several other books, too, including an award-winning book about Anthony Boucher. Coincidentally, he won that award at the first Bouchercon mystery conference I attended, and I was surprised to see Jeff with the Mystery Scene magazine group there. I hadn't realized he also writes for the magazine! Here are more of his books:

 

Anthony Boucher 

Scent Of Murder 

Techno-Noir 

Derby Rotten Scoundrels 

Criminal Appetites 

A Good Soldier 

Ambush of My Name 

Scent of Murder 

Intent to Sell          

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Hi Becke,

 

Hope you're doing well!

I saw you had the cover for Dangerous Race further down the line and thought I might send you the cover for Danger Zone which will be released on Feb 20. Just let me know where to send it so it can be posted.

 

Thanks!

 

Dee J.

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Dee_J wrote:

Hi Becke,

 

Hope you're doing well!

I saw you had the cover for Dangerous Race further down the line and thought I might send you the cover for Danger Zone which will be released on Feb 20. Just let me know where to send it so it can be posted.

 

Thanks!

 

Dee J.


Dangerous Race 

Danger Zone   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you go, Dee!

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Becke!

 

Look how fast you are! LOL.

Thank you!

I'm looking forward to the end of the month! Yay.

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Dee_J wrote:

Becke!

 

Look how fast you are! LOL.

Thank you!

I'm looking forward to the end of the month! Yay.


It's going to be a blast!

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Hi Becke,

 

I've been trying to reach you. Not sure where to find you.

 

Dee J.

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Dee_J wrote:

Hi Becke,

 

I've been trying to reach you. Not sure where to find you.

 

Dee J.


Hi Dee - My email is Treethyme@aol.com. 

 

I'm also on Facebook and Twitter if the email bounces back. (God forbid!) Carly Chow has my contact info if anyone else at Carina ever needs to get a hold of me.

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Great! Thanks!

I sent you an email.

My email -which I should have written down. Duh -

is

deej.adams1@gmail.com

 

Thanks!

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Dee_J wrote:

Great! Thanks!

I sent you an email.

My email -which I should have written down. Duh -

is

deej.adams1@gmail.com

 

Thanks!


No problem - I'm glad we connected directly!