Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Hardcover Mysteries for October 2010

New Hardcover Mysteries from the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books

The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of new hardcover mysteries with books scheduled for publication in October 2010. Please note that some titles may publish early (and may already be available) and some may be delayed, published at a later date.

Below we're listing those authors with returning series characters, new series characters, and non-series or stand-alone mysteries in separate sections. All titles are available on our October new mystery books page (which will become the default home page for the site on October 1st).

• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in parentheses) this month:

Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily Ashton, 5th), Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain (Jessica Fletcher, Murder, She Wrote, 34th), Sandra Balzo (Maggy Thorsen, 6th), M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, 21st), Alison Bruce (Gary Goodhew, 2nd), Stephen J. Cannell (Shane Scully, 10th), JoAnna Carl (Lee McKinney. 10th), Kathryn Casey (Sarah Armstrong, 3rd), Joanna Challis (Daphne Du Maurier, 2nd), Lee Child (Jack Reacher, 15th), Laura Childs (Carmela Bertrand, 8th), Reed Farrel Coleman (Moe Prager, 6th), Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch, 16th), Darwyn Cooke (Parker Graphic, 2nd), Elizabeth Darrell (Max Rydal, 6th), Mark de Castrique (Barry Clayton, 5th), Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Strain Trilogy, 2nd), Margaret Duffy (Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley, 14th), Mary Anna Evans (Faye Longchamp, 6th), Joanne Fluke, Leslie Meier, and Laura Levine (Christmas Novellas, 2nd), Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp, 11th), Jeanne Glidewell (Lexie Starr, 2nd), J. G. Goodhind (Honey Driver, 6th), Robert Greer (C. J. Floyd, 8th), Elizabeth Gunn (Sarah Burke, 3rd), David Handler (Berger and Mitry, 7th), Carolyn Hart (Bailey Ruth Raeburn, 3rd), Judith K. Ivie (Kate Lawrence, 4th), Alan Jacobson (Karen Vail, 3rd), Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, 11th), John Lawton (Frederick Troy, 7th), Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone (28th), Reggie Nadelson (Artie Cohen, 9th), Robert B. Parker (Spenser, 38th), Anne Perry (Christmas Novella, 8th), Greg Rucka (Queen & Country, 3rd), Fay Sampson (Suzie Fewings, 3rd), Alexander McCall Smith (Isabel Dalhousie, 7th), Sally Spencer (Sam Blackstone, 8th), Marcia Talley (Hannah Ives, 9th), Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma, 20th), Peggy Webb (Southern Cousins, 3rd), Jeri Westerson (Crispin Guest, Medieval Noir, 3rd), Leslie Wheeler (Miranda Lewis, 3rd), F. Paul Wilson (Repairman Jack, 13th), Anthony E. Zuiker and Duane Swierczynski (Steve Dark, 2nd).

• Authors with mysteries introducing new series characters (in parentheses) this month:

Michael Ayoob (Dexter Bolzjak), Gary Corby (Nicolaos), Laura A. H. DiSilverio (Charlotte "Charlie" Swift), David James (Amanda Thorne), Bruce MacBain (Plinius Secundus), Stuart Neville (Jack Lennon).

• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:

Marianne Ackerman, Steve Alten and John Toledo, D. C. Brod, Liza Campbell, John Le Carre, Alan M. Dershowitz, Bruce DeSilva, Myla Goldberg, Ed Gorman, John Grisham, Paul Grossman, Patricia Gussin, Russ Hall, Kenneth Harmon, Payne Harrison, Seth Harwood, William Heffernan, Jay Scully et al., Weyman Jones, Raymond Khoury, Elmore Leonard, Allison Leotta, Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin, D. E. Meredith, Pamela Oldfield, Theodore W. Pietsch, Todd Ritter, Joel C. Rosenberg, Jon Stock, Caspar Walsh.

For more information on any of these titles, please visit the October new mysteries page on our website. If you're interested in new paperbacks, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where you can discover a library of new mysteries, also updated with October 2010 releases.

Please visit the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books where we are committed to providing readers and collectors of mystery books with the best and most current information about their favorite authors, titles, and series.

Mr. E. Reviews Edge of Darkness

Mr. E. reviews mystery, suspense, thriller, and crime drama television and film for Omnimystery

A few weeks ago I watched and reviewed the 1985 BBC miniseries Edge of Darkness, which served as the basis for this 2010 film starring Mel Gibson. One of my comments was, "There's an interesting story here, but it is buried beneath nearly six hours of a meandering, nearly incomprehensible screenplay." I was hoping that cutting the story down to two hours would improve it. It really doesn't, but I fault the screenwriters of this updated version for, somewhat ironically, taking too many shortcuts and losing much of the suspense of the original.

Read the full text of our review at Mr. E. Reviews: Edge of Darkness.

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Reviews of Mystery and Suspense Books for Kids, New This Week on Book Trends (100925)

Book Trends: Reviews of Young Adult and Children Books

Book Trends, a review site for young adult and children books, published several new book reviews this past week. We're presenting here a summary of those in the mystery/suspense/thriller category.

Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn. A stand-alone thriller recommended for readers aged 10 to 12. Lexile measure: 670L. Reviewed by a 6th grade student, who writes, "Things happen so fast in this book that you won’t want to ever stop reading. The ending of the book is fantastic but you will have to read the book to find out what it is ... only read in the daylight so you don’t get too scared."

For more reviews of children and young adult books of all genres, visit Book Trends; their reviews will amaze you!

Solve a Cold Case Murder in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: Little Black Lies, a New Game of Mystery from BFG

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Games of Mystery is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery casual game from Big Fish Games released today and available to BFG Club members. You can find out more about these games by visiting our Mystery Games: Big Fish Download Games page or by clicking on the links provided below.

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James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: Little Black Lies
James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: Little Black Lies

As the fumes thicken, best-selling true crimes author Regina Blacklock fades in and out of consciousness. Falling inches short from discovering the truth behind a 35-year-old case she has been researching, police are left with one clue leading to the Women’s Murder Club.

Become part of the investigation as Lindsay, Claire and Cindy follow Regina’s trail in hopes of piecing together the missing links in this exciting hidden object game, the fourth in the series that also includes A Darker Shade of Grey, Death in Scarlet, and Twice in a Blue Moon.

See also the Women's Murder Club game website for more information about the series.

James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: Little Black Lies may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (184.18 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

Watch a preview video below:

Get any standard game for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. Other benefits include the $2.99 Daily Deal, Tomorrow's Game Today, and special member rewards. And if you purchase any 6 games within a single month, you earn a free game with the Big Fish Game Club Monthly Punch Card! (Collector's Editions earn 3 punches each, half-way towards your free game!)

Read Ms. Terri's reviews of the adventure and casual mystery games featured on this site, including Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!, Enlightenus, and many more!

Big Fish Games: Bestsellers

Big Fish Games: New releases

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (Book Review)

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Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. Non-series. St. Martin's Press Hardcover, July 2010.

Annie O'Sullivan relates her year-long ordeal of being held captive, and the aftermath with the police and press, friends and family, in a series of sessions with her therapist in Still Missing, Chevy Stevens' debut novel.

Read the full text of our review at Mysterious Reviews: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.

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First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles for October 2010

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids is pleased to announce a selection of new mystery, suspense and thriller books (including series books) scheduled for publication during October 2010, listed in approximate order of reading level, from books for younger readers to books for teens.

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Danger & Diamonds by Elizabeth Levy

Danger & Diamonds More Information about the book
Elizabeth Levy
Series: A Mystery at Sea

Phillipa has always loved Agatha Christie mysteries, but it’s not until the new captain’s son and some interesting guests come aboard the cruise ship where she lives (and her parents work), that she finally gets a chance to do some sleuthing of her own.

This first Mystery at Sea is recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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Girl's Best Friend by Leslie Margolis

Girl's Best Friend More Information about the book
Leslie Margolis
Series: Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries

Dogs are disappearing in her neighborhood, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair knows all about it. After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional (ok, amateur) dog-walker. Maggie hates to see a pup in trouble, so she's even willing to help her ex-best friend Ivy recover her rescue-dog, Kermit. Kermit's being held for ransom, and Maggie has noticed some suspicious behavior lately. But she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved ...

A new series for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Secret of the Sealed Room by Bailey MacDonald

The Secret of the Sealed Room More Information about the book
Bailey MacDonald
Non-series

When a woman dies under mysterious and "impossible" circumstances, some people want to blame a nurse, whom folks believe to be a sorceress. However, one person thinks she can solve the crime: the murder victim's servant, a teenaged girl named Patience who will be sold into bondage unless the whole truth comes out. With much at stake, she bravely sets about to discover who really is to blame. She needs some help, and she finds it when she meets a smart and daring young printer's apprentice. His name? Ben. Ben Franklin!

Recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Case of the Secret UFO by Donald J. Sobol

The Case of the Secret UFO More Information about the book
Donald J. Sobol
Series: Encyclopedia Brown

Encyclopedia Brown is back, protecting Idaville from swindlers, con men, and thieves. Since 1963 this brainy crime-stopper has been a favorite character among middle-grade readers. Follow the boy detective on ten new mysteries, including the puzzle of a giant shark tooth and the whodunit of a secret shipwreck. As fans of the series know, solutions can be found in the back so that readers can solve the cases, too.

Encyclopedia Brown mysteries are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Ghostwriter Secret by Mac Barnett

The Ghostwriter Secret More Information about the book
Mac Barnett
Series: Brixton Brothers

After saving the United States of America in The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, he has opened his own agency. Steve Brixton gets a call to solve the case of the Fairview diamond but it turns into an even bigger mystery. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve's beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped!! And there is only one 12-year-old detective who can find him. But not without the help of his best chum Dana and The Bailey Brothers Detective Handbook.

The Brixton Brothers mysteries are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Treasure Keepers by Chris Mould

The Treasure Keepers More Information about the book
Chris Mould
Series: Something Wickedly Weird

With a werewolf still on the loose, Stanley Buggles knows that Crampton Rock lies in deadly danger. Who will confront the escaped criminal roaming the wild and windy moor? And how will the treasure keepers protect the gold mine from the threat of piracy …?

The last book in this series is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Wedding Crasher by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Wedding Crasher More Information about the book
Wendelin Van Draanen
Series: Sammy Keyes

For junior high detective Sammy Keyes, eighth grade begins with an accusation, an inquisition, and several assorted death threats!

The history teacher, Mr. Vince, is being threatened, which at first seems funny. He’s horrible! Every student wants Mr. Vince gone. But as the threats become more serious, the question becomes—who wants him dead and gone?

With her own name near the top of the suspect list, Sammy’s determined to get to the bottom of things. But she’s distracted by a mother bearing bad news, an almost-boyfriend ducking her calls, and a date with a poofy lavender bridesmaid dress.

Sammy Keyes mysteries are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter by John Gosselink

The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter More Information about the book
John Gosselink
Non-series

Designed like a case file, chock-full of notes, journal entries, letters, e-mails, illustrations, and more, this hilarious middle-grade novel argues why Thaddeus should be released from his in-school suspension and explains the unbelievable circumstances that led to his punishment.

This entertaining book is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Lost Brother by Franklin W. Dixon

Lost Brother More Information about the book
Franklin W. Dixon
Series: The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers

The second title in the Lost Mystery trilogy.

No synopsis available.

The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers mysteries are recommended for readers aged 10 and older.

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Serial Sabotage by Carolyn Keene

Serial Sabotage More Information about the book
Carolyn Keene
Series: Nancy Drew, Girl Detective

The second title in the Sabotage Mystery trilogy.

No synopsis available.

Nancy Drew, Girl Detective mysteries are recommended for readers aged 10 and older.

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Ice Claw by David Gilman

Ice Claw More Information about the book
David Gilman
Series: The Danger Zone

A thundering rumble echoes round the mountain peaks of the Pyrenees as a deadly avalanche speeds towards the oblivious competitors in an X-treme sports challenge. Max Gordon's race to win has just become a race to survive. But Max has been betrayed.

Sayid, Max's best friend, is injured and missing. Max is accused of murder and the evidence seems conclusive -- the hunt for Max Gordon is on.

In a life-or-death struggle, a mysterious monk passes on a vital clue, which plunges Max into the heart of an ancient secret, foretelling of a cataclysmic event that will kill thousands and destroy the entire ecological balance of Europe.

The thrillers in the Danger Zone series are recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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The Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee

The Haunting of Charles Dickens More Information about the book
Lewis Buzbee
Non-series

Meg Pickel’s older brother, Orion, has disappeared. One night, she steals out to look for him, and makes two surprising discoveries: She stumbles upon a séance that she suspects involves Orion, and she meets the author Charles Dickens, also unable to sleep, and roaming the London streets. He is a customer of Meg’s father, who owns a print shop, and a family friend. Mr. Dickens fears that the children of London aren’t safe, and is trying to solve the mystery of so many disappearances. If he can, then perhaps he’ll be able to write once again.

This suspense novel is recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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First Clues: Mysteries for Kids is your source for information on over 200 mystery series for children and young adults, where each series is conveniently listed under four different age categories (New Sleuths, ages 4 to 6; Future Sleuths, ages 7 to 9; Sleuths in Training, ages 10 to 12; and Apprentice Sleuths, ages 13 and older).

Mystery Bestsellers for September 24, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending September 24th, 2010 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Although there were a lot of ups and downs this week, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson continues to dominate, once again topping the bestseller list. Two new titles debut.

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Bad Blood by John Sandford
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Enter the list in 10th position is Bad Blood, the fourth mystery in the Virgil Flowers series by John Sandford.

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator -- and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down ... and the next day the boy is found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multi-generation, multi-family conspiracy -- a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he's seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it ... and in figuring out what to do next.

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Santa Fe Edge by Stuart Woods
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Just making the list in 15th position is Santa Fe Edge, the fourth mystery in the Ed Eagle series by Stuart Woods.

Ed Eagle, the six-foot-seven, take-no-prisoners Santa Fe attorney, is no stranger to murder, corruption or organized crime -- both north and south of the border. His home in Santa Fe, a picturesque, high-desert town, where the wealthy enjoy the good life, seems like a welcome retreat from the grit and crime of big cities, but looks can be deceiving, and trouble has a way of finding its way to Ed's law offices.

A puzzling murder in a golfer's hacienda brings in a new client for Ed, but while his time is spent unraveling the complex web of sex, money and false identity, a much more dangerous threat lurks. A ruthless and implacable enemy who has proved more than a match for him in the past has returned to Santa Fe, and this time she wants nothing less than all-out retribution.

From the seamy prisons of Mexico to the glamorous movies sets of L.A. and the lush and exclusive resorts of Santa Fe, Ed Eagle and his team of private investigators must hunt or be hunted.

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonWicked by Janet EvanovichThe Postcard Killers by James PattersonSpider Bones by Kathy Reichs

Please visit the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books where we are committed to providing readers and collectors of mystery books with the best and most current information about their favorite authors, titles, and series.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Veronica Mars Series Star Still Hoping for Film Adaptation

Veronica Mars (The CW)

When we last reported on the subject (back in July 2009), the chances of the teenage detective series Veronica Mars being made into a film were essentially zero.

Nothing's changed -- Warner Bros. owns the rights and has no interest in making a film -- but series star Kristen Bell tells The Hollywood Reporter that she really, really wants the film to be made, and thinks it deserves to be made, though would be open to participating in a web series.

Veronica Mars aired for three seasons on The CW (formerly UPN). Set in the wealthy coastal community of Neptune, California, the titular character, a 17-year-old apprentice private investigator, set out to solve her town's toughest mysteries. The series is available on DVD from Telemystery: Veronica Mars.

Scholastic Announces Continuation of The 39 Clues Series with Cahills vs. Vespers

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers

In a press release today, Scholastic announced the continuation of The 39 Clues multimedia adventure books with a new series called The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers.

The first book in the series, Vespers Rising, will be written by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson, all of whom contributed one or more books to the original series; it will be published on April 5th, 2011.

The final book in the series, its seventh, will be written by David Baldacci, author of the bestselling Sean King and Michell Maxwell novels as well as the Camel Club series of thrillers.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the 39 Clues team," said Baldacci. "A multimedia approach is wonderful fun and reaches young readers in new and innovative ways, greatly enhancing the odds of making them lifelong readers. There can be no worthier goal."

In The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, the Cahills discover they're not the only ones who have been searching for the Clues. The Vespers, a ruthless cabal lurking in the shadows for their turn to stomp across the world stage, have also been hunting for the source of ultimate power. The Cahill family must unite to protect the Clues, and the world, against the Vespers, who have sinister plans darker than the Cahills could ever imagine, dating back to the mysteries of ancient times.

Kimberly Peirce to Direct Film Adaptation of Wickedly Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wickedly Lovely by Melissa Marr
More information about the book

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) will direct a film adaptation of Wickedly Lovely, the first in a series of fantasy suspense books for young adults by Melissa Marr.

In the bestselling opener, published in 2007, teenaged Aislinn has been told to obey three rules: Don't stare at invisible faeries; Don't speak to invisible faeries; and Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. The Summer King wants to make Aislinn his Summer Queen ... at any cost.

The fourth and penultimate title in the series, Radiant Shadows, was published earlier this year.

Telemystery: New Prime Time Crime for Friday, September 24th

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

This week we've been profiling some of the new and returning prime time crime series that may be of interest to fans of mystery and suspense television programming. Here are the featured series for Friday, September 24th, both on CBS.

CBS: The seventh season of CSI: NY airs with an episode titled "The 34th Floor" at 9 PM (ET/PT). The newest member of the CSI team, Jo Danville (Sela Ward), a former FBI agent, is welcomed to her new job by stumbling upon the body of a young woman murdered somewhere in the building that houses the NYPD Crime Lab. The series stars Gary Sinise as NYPD Detective Mac Taylor.

CBS: Following at 10 PM (ET/PT) is the pilot episode of Blue Bloods. We couldn't find any specific information on this episode, but the series is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the New York City Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry (Len Cariou), during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. Jamie (Will Estes) is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family's "golden boy;" however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop.

One series absent from this list is Body of Proof on ABC. For reasons not explained by the network, the premiere of this series, originally scheduled for Friday, has not been officially rescheduled (though some sources put the date as October 22nd). Dana Delany stars as Dr. Megan Hunt, a brilliant neurosurgeon at the top of her game. Her world is turned upside down when a devastating car accident puts an end to her time in the operating room. Megan resumes her career as a medical examiner determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims of crime.

The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley (Book Review)

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The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley. A Gus Carpenter Mystery. Touchstone Trade Paperback, August 2010.

Augustus "Gus" Carpenter investigates the suicide of a young woman who grew up in Starvation Lake but left after graduating high school to attend college in Detroit and had, now eighteen years later, quietly just returned, though for what reason no one knows, in The Hanging Tree, the second mystery in this series by Bryan Gruley.

Read the full text of our review at Mysterious Reviews: The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley.

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New Trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One

Cinemystery: TV and Film Adaptations from Novels of Mystery and Suspense

Warner Bros. has released a new, visually arresting 2½ minute trailer for Part One of the two part finale to the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which hits theaters November 19th. Check it out below.

Peter Robinson Wins 2010 IFOA Harbourfront Festival Prize

International Festival of Authors 2010

In a press release yesterday, the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) announced this year’s $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize winner to be crime novelist Peter Robinson. The decision was based on the merits of his own published work and the time he has invested in nurturing the next generation of literary talent.

"I am honoured to be awarded the 2010 Harbourfront Festival Prize. Having looked at the list of previous recipients, I believe it is a privilege to be in such august company and I find it incredibly encouraging that the committee has chosen to recognize crime fiction in this way," Robinson said.

The International Festival of Authors takes place from October 20-30, 2010 in Toronto. The prize will be presented to Peter Robinson on the closing night at 8 PM in the Fleck Dance Theatre.

Thrills and Chills Abound in Twisted Lands: Shadow Town Collector's Edition, a New Suspense Adventure Game from BFG

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Games of Mystery is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery casual game from Big Fish Games released today and available to BFG Club members. You can find out more about these games by visiting our Mystery Games: Big Fish Download Games page or by clicking on the links provided below.

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Twisted Lands: Shadow Town Collector's Edition
Twisted Lands: Shadow Town Collector's Edition

Why does your heart beat faster when you peer into a dark room? What makes the hair on your neck bristle when something invisible whispers in your ear? And why do you jump when something that should not be real appears in the corner of your vision? Dive into the emotion of fear, and find out, in this spooky hidden object adventure game! Gather items, solve puzzles and make spine-chilling discoveries as you explore a deserted island for your partner, who disappeared when your boat crashed on the shore.

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version including bonus gameplay and detailed video walkthroughs.

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town Collector's Edition may be downloaded and purchased for $13.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (164.22 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour; the full version is 397.18 MB.

Watch a preview video below:

Get any standard game for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. Other benefits include the $2.99 Daily Deal, Tomorrow's Game Today, and special member rewards. And if you purchase any 6 games within a single month, you earn a free game with the Big Fish Game Club Monthly Punch Card! (Collector's Editions earn 3 punches each, half-way towards your free game!)

Read Ms. Terri's reviews of the adventure and casual mystery games featured on this site, including Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!, Enlightenus, and many more!

Big Fish Games: Bestsellers

Big Fish Games: New releases

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