Thursday, July 31, 2008

Activities in Oxford

I promised in my monthly newsletter that I would have a great picture of Oxford to entice you you come to three upcoming Oxford Events. This was taken from the dock behind our store during last year's Oxford regatta by author Donna Andrews.

Saturday, August 9 is The Oxford Regatta and Artists in the Park. The artists will be selling art to benefit the Oxford Heritage efforts for our 340th anniversary from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The regatta, of course will be on the Tred Avon behind our Oxford store. We will be assisting the authors by selling Oxford T-shirts to benefit the cause.

Saturday August 16 Mystery Loves Company hosts author Ellen Crosby as she signs her third Virginia wine mystery THE BORDEAUX BETRAYAL from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Ellen will have Virginia wine to share.

Saturday, September 21 is the Oxford Ice Cream Social in Town Park overlooking the Tred Avon.

More information can be found on .

Hope to see you there.


Monday, July 28, 2008


Although we are busy preparing to be dealers at Bouchercon in October, we couldn't turn down a chance to meet and co-sponsor a signing with Ann Cleeves, British crime author and winner of last year's most prestigious award The Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for her mystery RAVEN BLACK.

On Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm, at the Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore MD, Ann signs her newest Shetland mystery WHITE NIGHTS featuring Detective Jimmy Perez. "Raven" was about darkness and winter, and the Viking festival on the islands. "White" is about light and the long summer days that turn into white nights when the sun never sets. In this one Jimmy and his artist friend investigate the strange occurrences at a gallery opening. They go back to the past of the gallery owner and her folk music legend son. If you don't schedule a trip to the Shetlands after reading Ann's books, you are immune to atmosphere in a crime novel.

Please email us at mysterylovescompany at gmail dot com to order a copy of WHITE NIGHTS signed or personalized.

We're just thrilled she's coming to Baltimore.

To see all the other Bouchercon events October 9-12, 2008 see

Happy Summer reading,