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March at B&N's Mystery Forum

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Winter came in like a lamb this year, and it looks like it's going to go out like one, too - at least in my area. Even so, I'm more than ready for spring!

 

 

We have lots going on at B&N's Mystery Forum in March - be sure to check in periodically, since we almost always add more guest blogs during the course of the month. 

 

Please note: With the "featured" visits, the authors check in throughout the week to respond to your questions and comments. When authors write a guest blog for us, the often - but not always - respond to comments.

 

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Here's the schedule for March!

 

Thursday, March 1 -

 

Guest Blog by DENISE SWANSON

 

Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux Dime Store Mystery Series #1)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 5 -

 

Featured Author: CARA BLACK

 

Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (Aimee Leduc Series #12)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 6 -

 

Guest Blog by SIMONE ST. JAMES

 

The Haunting of Maddy Clare  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 8 -

 

Guest Blog by LAURA CHILDS

 

Agony of the Leaves (Tea Shop Series #13)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 12 -

 

Guest Blog AND Featured Visit with BRAD PARKS:

 

The Girl Next Door (Carter Ross Series #3)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 19 -

 

Featured Visit with JENN MCKINLAY:

 

Death by the Dozen (Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series #3)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 20 -

Guest Blog by SHELLEY SHEPARD GRAY

 

Missing (Secrets of Crittenden County Series #1)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 26 -

 

American Mystery Classics: DASHIELL HAMMETT

 

The Maltese Falcon 

Dashiell Hammett 

The Thin Man 

Red Harvest 

The Glass Key      

 

Tuesday, March 27 -

 

Guest Blog by ANDREW KAPLAN

 

Scorpion Betrayal  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks like a great line-up. becke.

I'm looking forward to reading Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson; I've read just about all of Laura Childs' Tea Shop mysteries featuring the wonderful Theodosia Browning and her supportive workers; and I've met JennMcLinlay at the same CupCake Cozy where I saw Kate Carlisle and Avery Aames, last year. I know Cara Black has visited here before, and I'm hoping that maybe now she has one of her books available in print, not just on NOOK format. Simone St. James and Brad Parks--I'm looking forward to reading their blogs and getting to know them better.

Of course, I've been a Dashiell Hammett fan for YEARS-- I remember how excited I was when there was a mini-series about The Dain Curse on televsion, starring Richard Chamberlain.

I actually went through a " Hammett phase," where I read all of his books I could get my hands on, so I read his Continental OP stories as well as The Maltese Falcon, probably his best-known novel.

" A murder mystery is the normal recreation of the noble mind."--Sister Carol Anne O' Marie
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Fricka wrote:

Looks like a great line-up. becke.

I'm looking forward to reading Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson; I've read just about all of Laura Childs' Tea Shop mysteries featuring the wonderful Theodosia Browning and her supportive workers; and I've met JennMcLinlay at the same CupCake Cozy where I saw Kate Carlisle and Avery Aames, last year. I know Cara Black has visited here before, and I'm hoping that maybe now she has one of her books available in print, not just on NOOK format. Simone St. James and Brad Parks--I'm looking forward to reading their blogs and getting to know them better.

Of course, I've been a Dashiell Hammett fan for YEARS-- I remember how excited I was when there was a mini-series about The Dain Curse on televsion, starring Richard Chamberlain.

I actually went through a " Hammett phase," where I read all of his books I could get my hands on, so I read his Continental OP stories as well as The Maltese Falcon, probably his best-known novel.


I haven't read Brad's new one yet - this will be book 3 in his series. You may remember he visited when his first book came out.

 

I read Simone St. James' gothic ghost story last week and it went straight to my keeper shelf! Scary and gripping!

 

I've read Denise's new book, too, and I think you'll like it! I've always liked Laura Childs - I'm looking forward to reading her new one.

 

These books of Cara Black's are all in the print format - enjoy!

 

 

Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (Aimee Leduc Series #12) 

Murder in Passy (Aimee Leduc Series #11) 

Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Series #1) 

Murder in the Palais Royal (Aimee Leduc Series #10) 

Murder in the Latin Quarter (Aimee Leduc Series #9) 

Murder in the Rue de Paradis (Aimee Leduc Series #8) 

Murder in Belleville (Aimee Leduc Series #2) 

Murder in the Sentier (Aimee Leduc Series #3) 

Murder in the Bastille (Aimee Leduc Series #4) 

Murder in Montmartre (Aimee Leduc Series #6) 

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (Aimee Leduc Series #7) 

Murder in Clichy (Aimee Leduc Series #5) 

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (Aimee Leduc Series #7)              

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Thanks becke, same to you! BTW, Monday is President's Day, so I don't have work. Dad got several gift cards for Olive Garden for Mom for Valentine's Day, so we're planning to go there to celebrate on Monday. Today, my brother and sister-in-law are coming to join us for lunch at Islands. We're hoping to hear how my neice's interviews at several grad schools have gone. She's already gotten one firm offer from the UofA in Tucson, and has been to Colorado and Minnesota, interviewing with the Mayo Clinic there. Since we have a western branch of Mayo in Scottsdale, she's hoping if she gets the job, she'll be able to transfer to the clinic here in Arizona.

Oooh, becke, just checked the scedule for that mystery bookshop in Scottsdale, and Cara Black is going to be there on March 12!!!!! She's signing for her latest, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge. I love the title--doesn't that sound atmospheric, and Poe-like??? Wonder if it is set in NOLA?  Cara is on double billing with Rhys Bowen, who is signing her latest Molly Murphy, Hush Now, Don't You Cry. I think I'm going to be in Hog Heaven!

" A murder mystery is the normal recreation of the noble mind."--Sister Carol Anne O' Marie
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Fricka wrote:

becke_davis wrote:


Thanks becke, same to you! BTW, Monday is President's Day, so I don't have work. Dad got several gift cards for Olive Garden for Mom for Valentine's Day, so we're planning to go there to celebrate on Monday. Today, my brother and sister-in-law are coming to join us for lunch at Islands. We're hoping to hear how my neice's interviews at several grad schools have gone. She's already gotten one firm offer from the UofA in Tucson, and has been to Colorado and Minnesota, interviewing with the Mayo Clinic there. Since we have a western branch of Mayo in Scottsdale, she's hoping if she gets the job, she'll be able to transfer to the clinic here in Arizona.

Oooh, becke, just checked the scedule for that mystery bookshop in Scottsdale, and Cara Black is going to be there on March 12!!!!! She's signing for her latest, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge. I love the title--doesn't that sound atmospheric, and Poe-like??? Wonder if it is set in NOLA?  Cara is on double billing with Rhys Bowen, who is signing her latest Molly Murphy, Hush Now, Don't You Cry. I think I'm going to be in Hog Heaven!


I LOVE Rhys Bowen's books - I met her at Left Coast Crime, which was an exciting moment for me. My favorite series of hers is an old one featuring Evan, a Welsh detective. I've read some of each of her series, but I've read ALL the Evan books.

 

I've just ordered a couple of Cara's books - I love her titles! They are very atmospheric, and the books intrigue me! How exciting that you'll get to meet her in person!

 

Congratulations to your niece! My son is going through the same thing. He's been offered a fellowship at an extremely good Midwestern university, but he's waiting to hear back from several others. He's only heard from one so far - the responses will probably start coming any day now. I'm a basket case!

 

Have fun on Monday!

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Love the schedule for March, Becke. Dashiell Hammett has been one of my favorite writers with The Thin Man. I loved both the book and the movie.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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maxcat wrote:

Love the schedule for March, Becke. Dashiell Hammett has been one of my favorite writers with The Thin Man. I loved both the book and the movie.


His writing made such an impact on the whole mystery genre, he's a perfect author to feature in our American Mystery Classics!

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Good morning, all (okay, it's almost noon, but still...). I just added a new guest blog to the schedule on March 20.

 

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We have a surprise guest blogger for Wednesday, March 22 - CAROLYN HART!