Moon Lake resembles some of his standalone thrillers like Cold In July, where Joe R. Lansdale's talent for horror showed the monster in your small town citizen. He returns to the form with a mature voice and confidence of an experienced writer. The result is a thriller with strong characters that cuts deep. The story … Continue reading Scott M. Reviews ‘Moon Lake’
Scott M. reviews the sophomore effort from local author James Wade. Wade made a splash with his debut novel All Things Left Wild, receiving a Reading the West Award for debut fiction, and all signs point to another standout read coming early next month. James Wade got our attention with his debut, All Things Left Wild, … Continue reading Scott M. Reviews ‘River, Sing Out’
The BookPeople holiday catalog—our annual year-in-review publication—is here and, like most things in 2020, it’s gone virtual for the occasion! And while you can’t hold a physical copy this season, there’s still plenty to enjoy about it! This year’s theme, This Is My Favorite Book…of the Pandemic highlights the titles our booksellers found comfort in during a … Continue reading Holiday Bookseller Features: Meike!
A Mid-year Round-Up for Middle Grade Readers The last few months have been a whirlwind for us all, and we haven’t been able to see any of you in person to share our favorite new releases! For those middle grade readers, aged 8-12, a lot of great books have released this year that we think … Continue reading BookKids: Great Books You May Have Missed! Round 1
The Teen Press Corps got their hands on a bunch of great Advance Reading Copies, and they want to share some of their favorites for you to pre-order! Check out what they have to say... A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens - Releases 7/28 - PRE-ORDER HERE! "I picked up A Wicked Magic mostly because the … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Pre-order Favorites from the Teen Press Corps!
The Austin Liti Limits crew sat down with acclaimed thriller writer, Meg Gardiner, for the latest installment in their author interview series. The pair discuss Gardiner's early success with China Lake, the origin of her storytelling bug, and examine The Dark Corners of the Night — the third movement in Gardiner's wildly popular UNSUB series. Catch … Continue reading Austin Liti Limits: Meg Gardiner
This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features a panel of crime fiction writers, editors, and historians discussing the enigmatic private eye in classic and contemporary crime fiction. MysteryPeople Crime Fiction Coordinator, Scott Montgomery, leads a discussion with Matt Coyle, Tim Maleeny, Laura Oles, Tim Bryant, Billy Kring, and Jeff Vorzimmer. Listen to the talk here … Continue reading MysteryPeople Returns to The BookPeople Podcast!
A look at some of the wonderfully creative staff recommendations in the Teen section! One of our favorite tasks as booksellers here at BookPeople is creating staff recommendation cards. You may have seen them last time you visited, spread out on our shelves all over the store. You may have even bought a book because … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Bookseller Faves!
Enjoy a good mystery? Consider joining Murder in the Afternoon, our book club dedicated to crime and thriller fiction. The next meeting is March 19 at 1 p.m. on BookPeople’s third floor. For March, our Murder in the Afternoon book club will celebrate the month that marks the hundredth year of hard boiled writer Mickey … Continue reading You’re invited to Mickey Spillane’s unofficial birthday party!
Alexandra Burt is the bestselling author of Remember Mia and The Good Daughter. Below, she shares what she loved about Leila Slimani's The Perfect Nanny, which has been getting lots of buzz from places like NPR, Bustle, and The Guardian. If you are looking for Gone Girl or commercial domestic noir, this is not it. The … Continue reading Alexandra Burt reviews ‘The Perfect Nanny’