Fiction Review

Playbill’s Murders in Musical Theatre

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This is just too good not to share. Playbill recently ran an article by Talaura Harms and David Gewirtzman called “An Illustrated Guide to Methods of Murder in Musical Theatre”. It’s a fun tour through ten musicals, everything from “Sweeney Todd” to the recent hit, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”. Check it out!

Camille Perri & LS Hilton – Photos & Livestream

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You may have noticed that Camille Perri’s The Assistants was the most recent Hot Book of the Week.


Perri was here, and we have autographed copies of the book available.

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Camille Perri

Perri was joined by LS Hilton. You might have heard of her latest book, Maestra. Naturally, we have autographed copies of that as well.


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LS Hilton

We hope you take time to watch some of the Livestream events from the bookstore. This was another program that’s available.

Robyn Carr – Photos & Livestream

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Robyn Carr, New York Times best-selling author, recently appeared at The Poisoned Pen, where she was interviewed by John Charles. She was here to talk about What We Find, her latest book.

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John Charles and Robyn Carr
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John Charles with Robyn Carr

In case you missed it, the event was taped for Livestream.

We still have autographed copies of the book, if you’d like to buy one.

What We Find

Wallander on PBS

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You won’t want to miss the final season of Wallander, airing on PBS, beginning Sunday, May 8 and running until May 22. Starring Kenneth Branagh, the show is based on the late Henning Mankell’s Swedish crime series. Check it out.

You can order Mankell’s books through The Poisoned Pen.


Diana Gabaldon hosts KC Dyer – Recap

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Great pictures from The Poisoned Pen’s event in which KC Dyer and Diana Gabaldon talked about Dyer’s tribute to Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Dyer’s own book, Finding Fraser.

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KC Dyer and Diana Gabaldon (check out those tartan tights!)

Dyer smiling at Gabaldon

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KC Dyer, Diana Gabaldon, and The Poisoned Pen’s Barbara Peters
Dyer at Poisoned Pen
Check out the audience!

Dyer audience

Dyer and Gabaldon with book
Dyer and Gabaldon with Finding Fraser
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Time for book signing
Dyer and Gabaldon
Signing posters

You might want to get your copy of Finding Fraser, signed by both KC Dyer and Diana Gabaldon, while they’re still available.

Dyer's Finding Fraser

If you want to feel as if you were there for the event, check out the Livestream, and you can see the entire program.

Anthony Award Nominees

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Bouchercon announced the nominees for the 2016 Anthony Awards! Congratulations to all of the authors, editors, and narrators.

Check out the entire list. I’m sure some of those authors and titles sound familiar.

Don’t forget you can get them through The Poisoned Pen.

Cozy Mystery Chat

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With Cozy Con on Saturday, May 7, from 1-5 PM, I thought it might be fun to share my book chat featuring May’s cozy mysteries from Penguin’s Berkley Prime Crime and Obsidian. I did make a mistake in this talk. At one point I listed Dawn Eastman as the author of Catch as Cat Can. Claire Donally is the author. Other than that, check out the book chat. (There’s even a cameo appearance by my cat, Jinx.)

Don’t forget The Poisoned Pen can order any of these mysteries for you.