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It's a Mystery - Yes It Is!

It’s a Mystery – Yes, It Is!

One of the questions I’m most often asked about mysteries is, “What is the difference between a mystery and a thriller/suspense novel?”  Ask anyone and they will have a different opinion as to the answer.  Here are some thoughts of people in the writing business:

 

It's a Mystery - Series Updates

A new and very popular series is being added to our mystery collection as the titles become available.  The British Library Crime Classics series features titles from the Golden Age of British crime writing.  Many of these re-released titles have not been in print since before World War II.

It's a Mystery - Legacies

One of the most interesting announcements about mysteries this summer is the news that HarperCollins has hired Sophie Hannah to write a new Hercule Poirot mystery, nearly 40 years after Agatha Christie's last Poirot book.

The Monogram Murders will be published on September 9.

It's a Mystery - Looking Back and Ahead

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Time to take a brief look back at 2013 -

 

Mystery authors we lost this past year:

 

Robert Barnard, age 76.  This British crime writer authored 40 mysteries.  From the New York Times: "Mr. Barnard called his work "entertainment" and "deliberately old-fashioned."  His murders, set mainly in small villages drolly christened with names like "Hexton-on-Weir" and "Twytching," were plotted with an ingenuity and precision that made him popular among aficionados of what is known in publishing as the English cozy - mysteries with a picturesque setting, colorful locals and minimal violence."