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52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 37: Let the Light In

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

How the Light Gets In is the 9th book in the "Gamache" series of books: it's detective fiction with two recurring sets of characters, Inspector Gamache, an investigator in the provinces provincial police force, and the residents of Three Pines.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 36: The Last Dystopian Future?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.09.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

So, The Bone Season's setting and alternate history are quite imaginative. Shannon has created a new language and history in this book, which she throws the reader right into.

Louise Penny, The Magic of Light, and How it Gets In

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.02.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Louise Penny has done it again. Magic. Wonderful, captivating, heart-pumping, edge-of-the-seat magic. In her ninth Chief Inspector Gamache novel, H...

Revising Your Novel: How to Use Fresh Images and Add Emotional Depth to Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whether you drafted a new novel in November for NaNoWriMo or you're in the middle of a multi-year writing project, one key task in revising your book will be to comb (or machete) your way through it to see whether the imagery is as fresh and original as possible.

Thanksgiving for 2012 Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've written variations of this Thanksgiving list just about every year since I read a book a day. Thank you to the authors who make my year of reading -- whether it is a book a day or a book a week -- a core pleasure of my life.

Reading the Beautiful Mysteries of Louise Penny

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.27.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Louise Penny's novels are rich and full, intelligent and entertaining, and worthy of all the many awards they've garnered.

Why We Love Mystery Novels: Murder, Mayhem, and Cultural Mirrors

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Most of us who are avid readers as adults probably cut our teeth on mysteries. This summer, I have devoured so many amazing mystery novels that I started analyzing why this genre appeals to me so much.

2011 Anthony Award Nominees Announced | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

The nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards, which are given at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, were announced today by conference c...