MEMORIAL HELD FOR GARY SHULZE Apr24

MEMORIAL HELD FOR GARY SHULZE

April 24th saw the Twin Cities literary community come together to morn long-time bookseller Gary Shulze. Shulze and his wife, Pat Frovarp, had co-owned Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis, MN, for the past fourteen years. They worked to make Once Upon a Crime the hub of the Minneapolis mystery community. Readers and authors took to the Minneapolis institution not only because of its vast inventory of new and out-of-print books, but because of the welcoming nature of Shulze and Frovarp. Shulze had been fighting leukemia since 2007, and the disease had returned in 2014. Circling the block on a rain soaked Sunday as we looked for a place to...

GROWING UP WITH PRINCE Apr21

GROWING UP WITH PRINCE

You could say I sort of grew up with Prince. My mom and her sisters went to Saint Louis Park High School with members of the Revolution. Later on, my aunt took a position as Prince’s personal chef for a good number of years. She was often in Europe or Japan while he was on tour. That was pretty cool. When she would come home to stay with my grandma, she would have weird artifacts with her, like the official Gold Album for the single KISS, or an MTV Music Video Award. By the way, did you know the flag the moon man is holding is removable? I did. Aunt Rande would come visit from her adventures, often times with members of the Revolution in...

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62 Feb18

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62

Crimespree issue 62 featuring GREGG HURWITZ   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Gregg Hurwitz is on the cover with an interview from Ruth Jordan.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are some fun interviews including  Rob Hart, Reed Farell Coleman and Alafair Burke plus features from Alex Segura, Lori Rader-Day, Rob Brunet, Nicholas Petrie and more along with reviews and our other regular features.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

2015 David Thompson Award

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, is proud to announce that the recipients of the 2015 David Thompson Award are Bill & Toby Gottfried. The David Thompson Award, named for the late beloved publisher, bookseller, and crime fiction reader advocate, is presented by the Bouchercon Board to recognize extraordinary efforts to develop and promote the mystery and crime fiction community. Nominees include writers, publishers, readers, editors, and fans. Bill and Toby Gottfried have promoted mysteries and crime fiction through their involvement in mystery conventions, books groups, book buying, discussions and so more more. Bill and Toby...

Mystery One Bookstore in Milwaukee Closing Aug14

Mystery One Bookstore in Milwaukee Closing

Opening in April 1993 Richard Katz’s Mystery One Bookshop has had a 22 ½ year run as an independent mystery bookstore. It’s been an impressive run which has included hundreds of author signings and events. Going over the list of people who have been to the store is like a whos who of the mystery genre with a lot of authors doing signing on their first tours before they became household names. At one point Mystery One had sold more copies of Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais than any other store in the Midwest. On a personal note it was Richard Katz who really pulled back the curtain and introduced me to the mystery community. There are...

Steve Hamilton leaves St. Martins for Putnam Aug07

Steve Hamilton leaves St. Martins for Putnam

For Steve Hamilton and St. Martins, the divorce was a tad messy. After 12 books and 17 years. Award-winning author Steve Hamilton recently parted ways with St. Martins Press. News first came when SMP announced that it was parting ways with Steve. But that was not the end of it, Steve went public and cited a lack of support from his longtime publisher and said it was he that initiated the split. THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON was to be Steve’s next book and was to come out next month. Authors and publishers breaking up is not unusual, but to do so less than two months before the release of a new series is unheard of. Now, just days...