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Those Mysterious Canadians...

Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 4:13pm

Joanne Kilbourn is as feisty as ever in The Gifted, the 14th book of the series by Regina's Gail Bowen. This time, Jo and Zack's young daughter Taylor's precocious talent as a painter has drawn the attention of people who may not be at all what they seem.

When a disgraced college lecturer who had been living a poverty-stricken existence is found murdered with £5,000 in his pocket, DCI Banks' suspicions turn to the victims former colleagues in Children of the Revolution by Toronto writer Peter Robinson.

Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist for Quebec's Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale, returns with Bones of the Lost, featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan. Tempe's examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an investigation into human trafficking.

All three of these titles are out now in hardcover.

Can't get enough of crime and mystery? Perhaps these upcoming programs in our Community Classroom can sate your appetite:

> Murder Dissected: The Role of the Coroner in Suspicious Death Investigations with instructor Dr. Peter Markesteyn
> Getting Away With Murder: A Short Course in Mystery Writing with instructor Janice MacDonald
> Crime and Criminals with instructor Roland Penner

Categories: Mystery & Crime, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

New Releases of the week (Aug. 16-23)

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:23pm

Here are some of the newest releases from the past week:

Books: Fiction

-> Three Souls by Janie Chang (Literature)
-> Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey (Literature)
-> After Her by Joyce Maynard (Literature)
-> Night Film by Marisha Pessl (Literature/Mystery)
-> What In God's Name by Simon Rich (Literature)
-> The Forgetting Novel by Tatjana Soli (Literature)
-> Light by Souvan Thammavongsa (Literature)
-> A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama (Literature)
-> The Insistent Garden by Rosie Chard (Prairie Literature)
-> The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth (General Fiction)
-> Bookstore by Deborah Meyler (General Fiction)
-> Bloodline: A Dick Francis Novel by Felix Francis (Mystery)
-> Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes (Mystery)
-> The Third Kingdom by Terry Goodkind (Fantasy)
-> Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris Book 2) by Jim C. Hines (Fantasy)

Books: Non-Fiction

-> Confessions of a Latter Day Virgin by Nicole Hardy (Biography)
-> The Spanish Holocaust by Paul Preston (History)
-> The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll (Science)
-> How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil (Science)
-> Indians Wear Red by Elizabeth Comack (Aboriginal interest)
-> The Wild Chef: The Outdoorsman's Guide to Cooking What You Kill by Jonathon Miles (Cooking)
-> My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes) by Luisa Weiss (Food Writing)
-> Don't Call Me Goon by Richard Kamchen (Sports/Hockey)
-> Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman (Issues & Politics)
-> Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias by Lisa Mitchell (True Crime)


-> Another Self Portrait (2CD) by Bob Dylan (Folk/Roots)
-> Dichterliebe Vogler Grimaud by Schumann (Classical)
-> Even in the Quietest Moments by Supertramp (Pop/Rock)

Order any of the products above here on our website, or contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to check availability. If we have the item in-store, we can put it on hold for you.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

The thrill of the chill: Kelley Armstrong's OMENS

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 5:16pm

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves from her home in southwestern Ontario where she lives with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Following the conclusion of her epic Women of the Otherworld series, Armstrong launches a brand-new series at the end of August. It is set in Cainsville, a small town as spookily fascinating as Stephen King's Castle Rock or Dean Koontz's Moonlight Bay.

In Omens, Olivia Taylor-Jones has just discovered she's adopted...and the child of convicted serial killers. She flees to Cainsville, Illinois and discovers an unusual small town that's a little too interested in her and her parents.

Omens is now available in hardcover. Order online, or contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to get a copy put on hold.

Kelley Armstrong will be in our Grant Park store at 2:30 pm on September 7th to launch Omens. More details about the event can be found by clicking here. Everyone is welcome (and invited) to attend!

Categories: Authors, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases


Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 9:29pm

The Fourth Gospel, the latest book by the popular proponent of a modern, scholarly and authentic Christianity, John Shelby Spong, argues that the last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus when in fact it is a literary retelling of the events in Jesus' life. In other words, it's a story that uses fictional characters, such as Nicodemus and Lazarus, to make its point. Spong recaptures the original message of this gospel and provides a radical new dimension to the claim that in the humanity of Jesus the reality of God has been engaged.

From Chuck Klosterman, "one of America's top cultural critics" (Entertainment Weekly), and "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine, comes I Wear the Black Hat, a book of all original pieces on villains and villainy. Klosterman questions how we understand the concept of villainy. What was so Machiavellian about Machiavelli? Why don't we see Batman the same way we see Bernhard Goetz? And why is Klosterman still obsessed with some kid he knew back in 1985? Blending cultural analysis with self-interrogation, Klosterman delivers perceptive observations on the complexity of the anti-hero in an entertaining and often laugh-out-loud way.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

New Releases of the week (Aug. 9-16)

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 8:10pm

Here are some of the newest releases from the past week:

Books: Fiction

-> The Family by Tonino Benacquista (Literature/Film)
-> Infatuations by Javier Marias (Literature)
-> Helium by Jaspreet Singh (Literature)
-> Niceville by Carsten Stroud (Literature)
-> Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet (General Fiction)
-> Gifted by Gail Bowen (Mystery)
-> Omens by Kelley Armstrong (Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror)
-> Threat Vector by Tom Clancy (General Fiction) - now in paperback

Books: Non-Fiction

-> 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi (Canadian Biography) - now in paperback
-> Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars by Camille Paglia (Art)
-> JFK's Last Hundred Days by Thurston Clarke (Biography/History)
-> The Water Here is Never Blue by Shelagh Plunkett (Biography)
-> Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum (History)
-> The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King (Aboriginal interest) - now in paperback
-> Kitchen Cures by Peggy Kotsopoulos (Cooking/Health)
-> The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet by Sue Shepherd (Diet & Nutrition)
-> What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014 by Richard N. Bolles (Business/Careers)
-> The Imperfect Environmentalist by Sara Gilbert (Environmental Issues)
-> Is It Just Me by Miranda Hart (Television)
-> Gaddafi's Harem by Annick Cojean (Issues & Politics/Women's interest)
-> The Virtual Self by Nora Young (Issues & Politics)
-> Hold On To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld (Parenting)

Music CDs

-> Paradise Valley by John Mayer (Pop/Rock)
-> Verdi by Anna Netrebko (Classical Vocalists)
-> See You There by Glen Campbell (Folk/Roots)
-> Imposter by Bela Fleck (Folk/Roots)
-> Made Up Mind by Tedeschi Trucks Band (Pop/Rock)
-> Where You Stand by Travis (Pop/Rock)


-> Twilight Imperium: Rex - The Final Days of An Empire by Fantasy Flight Games (Sci-Fi/Board game)
-> Mark My Words by Family Games America (Word/Board Game)
-> Forbidden Desert by Gamewright (Sci-Fi/Board game)
-> CO2 by Stronghold Games (Board game)

Order any of the products above here on our website, or contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to check availability. If we have the item in-store, we can put it on hold for you.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
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