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9 Books for Fans of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

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The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has finally hit theaters. Actor Kenneth Branagh stars as the iconic French sleuth Hercule Poirot, whose train journey is derailed by the murder of a notorious passenger. As one might expect from an adaptation of the Queen of Crime’s works, there are as many red herrings as there are potential suspects, and such close quarters creates a palpable sense of menace. Once violence breaks out on board, there’s nowhere to run—forcing predator and prey to sit side by side. The release has gotten us thinking about our other favorite mysteries—especially those set on trains. From a Patricia Highsmith classic to Poirot’s very first investigation, these books are perfect reads…

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Mysteries, Giveaways and More in This Week’s AuthorBuzz

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, learn about the authors’ inspiration, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.     Dear Reader, Writing as Laura Childs, I’ve penned the New York Times bestselling Tea Shop and Scrapbook Mysteries. Now, under my own name, I’m proud to introduce Shadow Girl, the second book in my Afton Tangler Thriller series. And what a thriller this is . . . When a medical helicopter is blasted out of the sky, a dying tycoon’s hope for a heart transplant is dashed. But that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree that leaves Afton Tangler, family liaison officer, and the Minneapolis PD reeling.…

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Listen: Steve Berry and Raymond Khoury Play Shadow Tag

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Ten years ago FBI agent Sean Reilly and retired Justice Department operative Cotton Malone had separate Templar adventures. Reilly, the popular sleuth from Raymond Khoury, and Malone, the brainchild of Steve Berry, have never had an adventure together—until now. In the e-book Shadow Tag Berry and Khoury have teamed up for a fast, furious and funny novella that brings the pair to England in search of two missing specialists and a plot that involves a couple of oddly familiar writer types. In this entertaining and enlightening podcast, New York Times bestselling authors talk about the art of collaboration, their beloved characters and how it feels to be a character in your own fiction. About Steve Berry STEVE BERRY is the New…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Maia Chance and Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna: A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery

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From the author of Cinderella Six Feet Under, a beauty must solve a beastly murder. Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax knows how to win over an audience. That’s why she’s accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner—and romantic sparring partner—the pompous if dashing Professor Penrose. But with his boorish table manners, wild mane of hair, and habit of prowling away the wee hours, the comte has shredded Ophelia’s last nerve. She intends to disengage from her feral fiancé at his winter hunting party—until Penrose, his lovely new fiancée, and a stagecoach of stranded travelers arrive at the comte’s sprawling château. Soon she can’t tell the boars from the bores. When one…

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4 Women on the Hunt for a Murderer Heat Up January’s Mysteries

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It’s time to grab some fuzzy slippers, wrap yourself in your warmest blanket and hunker down with a mystery novel packed with dark moods, red herrings and white-hot revenge. And whether they’re victims, suspects or pursuers of justice, the women in these four novels will heat up cold January days with their desperation, determination and bravery. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday; January 5, 2016) You can always rely on Chris Bohjalian, the author of 18 smartly written bestsellers, to deliver a devilishly good story. And this suspenseful crime novel, imbued with violence, bad decisions and families torn apart, may be his best one yet. The Guest Room begins with a bachelor party that investment banker Richard Chapman is…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Anne Trager, founder of Le French Book

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What we believe • Entertainment is key. • A book is a book is a book, whatever the format. It’s the story that counts. • Readers want to read, so they should have easy access to our books. • Publishing is changing and all ways of getting books to readers are worth exploring. • Reaching out and engaging with readers is where it’s at. ABOUT: FRENCH BOOKS YOU’LL LOVE IN ENGLISH Bringing France’s best mysteries, thrillers, and short stories to new readers across the English-speaking world. If we love it, we’ll translate it. “A phenomenal start to a thriller series that has already electrified France and become a huge bestseller across Europe and beyond. —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling coauthor of the famed Pendergast…

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3 Crackling Mysteries with an International Flavor

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This week we’re looking for some crackling good mysteries with an international flavor as we turn to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City. After opening their doors in 1978, the staff and customers tended the books with care much like a garden and the business quickly grew. They now fill three-and-a-half floors and the latter half is an 1,100 square-foot coffee house, located in the same place where the local literary society met in the 1930s. Did you know it’s the same society that saw the likes of Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg and E.E. Cummings? Buyer Paul Ingram, a confirmed fan of all kinds of mysteries, has supplied us with three mysteries for this week’s Shelfie picks. The timing is…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Mysteries That Left Us Shaking

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We’ve got another installment of the Heat Index this week and we just had to make it a creepy one! You know how when you sit around a campfire there’s just something about the darkness around you that makes everyone want to start telling scary stories? Maybe it’s the Goosebumps lover in me, but I like the thrill of getting scared. So when a few of these mysterious reads crossed the BookTrib desk, we just had to give them a try. Well, we’re here to tell you, we weren’t disappointed! Check out these fabulous thrillers that forced us to keep the lights on a little longer than normal. Long Upon the Land, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing, August 11) “Combines a superb…

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