Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Small Business Saturday

Dear readers and customers:

Each Thanksgiving weekend the crowds swarm to the malls, abandoning the independent Ma and Pop stores on corners and main streets across America.

This year independent stores are asking you to make a difference in your local community and economy by choosing to buy local, not from a chain, on the Internet or from your phone. Take the time to experience the joy of shopping inside a brick and mortar store with hand picked merchandise and staff that actually knows a lot about their stock and customer service, and appreciates your business.

Not only will you be helping a local business, but a huge percentage of the money will stay in your local economy and we all will benefit.

We hope you support us on Small Business Saturday November 26th. Come into Mystery Loves Company in Oxford www.mysterylovescompany.com  and spend $50.00 and we'll give you 10% off on everything until April 2012. Is that a deal or what?

If you can't come in, of course we will accept your phone and email orders. But think what a big difference it would make to a small business like ours to see your smiling face on Small Business Saturday and everyday.

We give thanks for our loyal customers.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mystery Loves Company


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crime Writers Award Daggers

The Crime Writers Association gave out their Dagger Awards in the UK on October 8th.
Here are the winners:

* ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger 2011: Peter James
* CWA Gold Dagger: Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
* CWA Ian Fleming: Steel Dagger for Best Thriller: Steve Hamilton's The Lock Artist
* CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger: S.J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep

Congrats to all.
Don't forget Mystery Loves Company is your headquarters for all things mystery.

Happy Harvest,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bouchercon awards announced

Here by way of  Janet Rudolph editor of Mystery Readers Journal are the awards announced during the Sept 2001 Bouchercon in St. Louis, MO:<http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com

*Macavity Awards: *
*Best Mystery Novel*
*Bury Your Dead* by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
*Best First Mystery Novel*
*Rogue Island *by Bruce DeSilva (Forge-Tom Doherty Associates)
*Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction*
*Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the
Making*by John Curran (HarperCollins)
*Best Mystery Short Story*
*“Swing Shift”* by Dana Cameron in *Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the
Dark Side* (Berkley)
*Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery*
*City of Dragons* by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)

 Janet also shared the winners of the Shamus Awards on her
 *Private Eye Writers of America (PWA)* 2011 Shamus Awards, “given annually
to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction.”
*Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: **No Mercy*, by Lori Armstrong (Touchstone)
*Best First P.I. Novel: **In Search of Mercy*, by Michael Ayoob (Minotaur)
*Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: **Asia Hand*, By *Christopher G. Moore*
*Best P.I. Short Story: *“The Lamb Was Sure to Go,” by Gar Anthony Haywood (
*Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine*, November 2010)
*The Hammer Award (Best P.I. Series Character): *Sara Paretsky for V.I.
The EYE (Lifetime Achievement Award):* Ed Gorman
And, today, the Anthony Awards were announced. "The Anthony Awards are given
at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery
Convention<http://www.bouchercon.info/>with the winners selected by
attendees. The award is named for the late
Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic
from the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times, who helped found the
Mystery Writers of America."
Best Novel - *Bury Your Dead* by Louise Penny
Best First Mystery - *The Damage Done* by Hilary Davidson
Best Paperback Original -  *Expiration Date* by Duane Swierczynski
Best Critical/Non-Fiction - *Agatha Chrstie's Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of
Mysteries in the Making* by John Curran
Best Short Story -  *“Swing Shift”* by Dana Cameron in *Crimes by Moonlight:
Mysteries from the Dark Side* (Berkley)
Best Graphic Novel - *The Chill* by Jason Starr & Mick Bertilorenzi
Best Website/Blog - Stop, You're Killing
Me!<http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/>by Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich
Don't forget you can find them at our store Mystery Loves Company in Oxford MD
Thanks and happy reading,
Kathy Harig

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Donna Andrews signs THE REAL MACAW @ Mystery Loves Company

Saturday, July 23 @ Mystery Loves Company in Oxford MD, Donna Andrews will have her Eastern Shore launch of THE REAL MACAW.

The signing is from 12:30 - 3:00 pm with refreshments and all are welcome.

Meg Langslow is ready to birth her twins in this one, part of Donna's  extremely funny and award- winning mystery series.

If you can't join us please email us at mysterylovescompany at gmail.com (no spaces) and we'll reserve a copy for you.

You don't want to miss this latest addition to the hilarious life of Meg and her family.

Hope to see you in Oxford soon



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Macavity Awards

Dear ones,
Janet Rudolph has just announced the Macavity Awards to be given out in Sept 2011 in St. Louis at Bouchercon, Many are favorite authors of ours.
You can buy them through our web site at www.mysterylovescompany.com
Congratulations to all!

Macavity Award Nominees:

Best Mystery Novel
The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
Faithful Place by Tana French (Viking)
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (HarperCollins-William Morrow)
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)

Best First Mystery Novel
The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson (Forge)
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Forge-Tom Doherty Associates)
The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill (Wildside)
A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic (Viking)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (Penguin)
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran (HarperCollins)
Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction edited by Maxim Jakubowski (New Holland)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton)
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank W Wagner (Oceanview Publishing)

Best Mystery Short Story
“The Scent of Lilacs” by Doug Allyn (EQMM)
“Swing Shift” by Dana Cameron in Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (Berkley)
“Devil’s Pocket” by Keith Gilman in Philadelphia Noir (Akashic)
“The Gods for Vengeance Cry” by Richard Helms (EQMM)
“Bookworm” by G.M. Malliet in Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin’ (Wildside)

Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery
A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton (Berkley)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (Random House)
City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)
The Red Door by Charles Todd (HarperCollins- William Morrow)
The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia (HarperCollins-William Morrow

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Edgars are announced

It has been a while but The Mystery Writers of America have announced the Edgar nominees for BEST NOVEL

Caught by Harlan Coben (Penguin Group USA - Dutton)

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

Faithful Place by Tana French (Penguin Group USA - Viking)

The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books)

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins – William Morrow
Such a good group. What do you think?
For the complete list of all nominees in all categories click here http://www.mysterywriters.org/
Congratulations to all the nominees.
Awards will be given out at the Annual Edgars Banquet on April 28, 2011 in NYC.