Two New Books Coming Out Tuesday

Written by Brandon Williams on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

It’s almost Tuesday, which usually means that you’ll see a lot of new books coming out. This week, we have a new book from Stephen King and one from a less established food-themed mystery writer Jessica Beck. (more…)

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Order of Anna Pigeon Books


Anna Pigeon is a fictional character in a series of mystery novels by American author Nevada Barr. Anna is a park ranger at the same time as being a detective. Each one of the Anna Pigeon books takes place in a new national park wherein Pigeon must solve a new mystery. Anna is a small middle-aged woman with long, grey hair that she keeps in a braid. (more…)

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Link Between “The Hobbit” Author and Director Established

Written by Dan Malone on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

A connection between director Peter Jackson and J.R.R. Tolkien has been discovered. It turns out that Jackson’s grandfather, William John Jackson, fought on the same battleground as a young John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. (more…)

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Order of Nevada Barr Books


Nevada Barr is an American author who is best known for her Anna Pigeon mystery series. Barr was born in Nevada, but she was not named after her home state, but rather a book that her father liked. Nevada Barr created her Anna Pigeon character while working at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas. (more…)

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Harry Potter Star To Write Novel?

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is looking to try his hand at writing.

“I really want to write professionally in the future,” he says. “I try and write at the moment. I don’t know if I’m any good, as, normally, when I write I’m so self critical that it’s not long before I have to throw away what I write.” (more…)

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J.K. Rowling Releases Excerpt From “The Casual Vacancy”

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

J.K. Rowling‘s The Casual Vacancy may not be hitting shelves until September 27th, but she has released a short excerpt to let her fans know what to expect.

“When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. (more…)

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18 Agatha Christie Books Sell For £20K

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Kidson-Trigg Auctioneers has sold 18 first-edition novels by classic English author Agatha Christie for a staggering £20,000 (approx. $32,200 USD). The books belonged to Agatha’s assistant Charlotte Fisher. (more…)

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Cassandra Clare & Holly Black To Collaborate On New Series

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments) and Holly Black (Spiderwick Chronicles) are teaming up for a five-book young adult fantasy series. The first book will be titled The Iron Trial. It will be published by Scholastic in 2014. (more…)

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2012 Arthur Ellis Award Nominations Announced

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Crime Writers of Canada unveiled its nominees for their 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian crime fiction. Among the novelists announced are Louise Penny and William Deverell. (more…)

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Stephenie Meyer To Adapt Lois Duncan Novel To Film

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is looking more like a filmmaker than an author these days. She has optioned the rights to the 1974 young adult suspense novel Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan to adapt it into a film. (more…)

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