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Cover Revealed for Robert J. Sawyer's Red Planet Blues

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:08pm

I couldn't be more excited to read Robert J. Sawyer's twenty second novel, Red Planet Blues. A hard boiled P.I. tale set on Mars? This book's March release can't come too soon!

Here's a little more about Red Planet Blues: Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up forty years ago after Simon Weingarten and Denny O'Reilly discovered fossils on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.

Trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of transfers--lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when he uncovers clues to solving the decades-old murders of Weingarten and O'Reilly, along with a journal that may lead to their legendary mother lode of Martian fossils, God only knows what he'll dig up...

Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Book of the Day: Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley

Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 at 2:24pm

Karen Dudley recently launched Food for the Gods to an enthusiastic and packed house in Prairie Ink. I've long been a big fan of Karen's Robyn Devara mystery novels, and have been eagerly awaiting her debut foray into fantasy since I first heard of her unique take on ancient Greece. Gordon Ramsay meets Clash of the Titans? How could I not?

Here's a taste of Food for the Gods: Once a prince of Lydia, Pelops was chopped into stewing meat and served to the gods for tea by his not-so-loving father. Remade by the gods and blessed at the same time with a gift for the culinary arts, Pelops flees his painful memories for the bright lamps of Athens where he hopes to make a new life for himself as a celebrity chef. But then a ruthless patron takes an unhealthy interest in his career, a famous courtesan is murdered at a dinner he prepares, and a couple of the less responsible gods offer to help him make a name for himself in Athens. And Pelops begins to realize that when the gods decide they owe you a favour, you?d better start saying your prayers.

Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book of the Day

Little, Brown releases the cover of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 1:02pm

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We are pleased to announce that Little, Brown has just released the cover of J.K. Rowling's newest novel, The Casual Vacancy. You will be able to find the book at a McNally Robinson store near you on September 27th.

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fašade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils?Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Categories: Mystery & Crime, New Releases, Publishing News

Edgar Award Winners Announced

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 3:38pm

The Mystery Writers of America have awarded Mo Hayder's Gone the Edgar Award for Best Novel. A complete list of winners and nominees in all categories may be found here:

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime

2012 Arthur Ellis Shortlists Announced

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 3:10pm

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Crime Writers of Canada. The Arthur Ellis Awards, administered by the CWC, celebrate the best in Canadian crime writing. Judges are drawn from award-winning writers, reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and academics across Canada. The nominees for Best Crime Novel are below; winners will be announced May 31st.

A complete list of nominees in all categories may be found here:

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime
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