Friday, April 27, 2012

Edgar Award Winners Announced

2012 Edgar Award Winners were announced Thursday, April 26 by the Mystery Writers of America.  Below are the nominees and the winner for the Best Mystery Novel for 2012.  You may find other category nominees and winners by clicking here.  

Be sure to place your requests for these award winning mystery titles today by clicking on the titles.

Gone by Mo Hayder  2012 WINNER
Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.

1222 by Jane Holt
From Norway's bestselling crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel where guests who are stranded during a monumental snowstorm begin turning up dead.

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well. 

Field Gray by Philip Kerr
While working for a crime boss in Cuba, Bernie Gunther is swept away to Germany as bait to catch Eric Mielke, the East German head of the dangerous Stasi (state security agency).  Part mystery, part war novel, this title is the latest in the Bernie Gunther series.

The Ranger by Ace Atkins
Army Ranger Quinn Colson of Alabama returns from Afghanistan to a place overrun by corruption. He finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead by suicide, but others whisper murder. In the days that follow, it will be up to Quinn to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and not least about himself. And once the truth is discovered, there is no turning back.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Remembering Adrienne Rich during National Poetry Month

The poet, essayist and feminist who died on March 27 was one of the most widely read and influential writers of her generation. Her career spanned seven decades with numerous literary awards and more than two dozen collections of poetry.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Google Searching Tips and Tricks

Google Searching Tips and Tricks

Want to get better at searching with Google?  Take a look at their Inside Search tips and tricks page.  Lots of good info. 


Thursday, April 19, 2012

2 Mashables

Just a couple of fun mashables to take a look at:
Ten Places You're Not Allowed to See On Google Maps.

Ten Google Bombs That Will Live in Infamy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's new for April?

What's new in fiction and mystery for April? Here are a few titles:

Beastly Things by Donna Leon
Another Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery.  This time the body of a man is found in a canal.

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
A middle-aged man is devastated by the sudden death of his wife.  Then she returns from the dead and starts making appearances in his life.

Calico Joe by John Grisham
This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher.


Tribeca Film Festival

If you enjoy film festivals with diverse offerings of documentaries each of which strives to connect people from all walks of life, plan to attend this event in NYC which runs from April 18 to April 29. Co-founded by Robert De Niro following the attacks on lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 as a means of revitalizing the area, the festival is now in its 11th year. In addition to film screenings, many community events are held free of charge including soccer tournaments and family festivals. As a bow to big budget films, the new film 'The Avengers', due in theaters on May 4, will close out the festival.