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September 2017 Issue 1
Watching the Detectives!
So many of us love nothing better than a good crime novel. From Wilkie Collins, through Agatha Christie, to today's moody and burdened detectives, there's always a mystery to be solved. Our new display showcases our favorite series. But what's new in crime writing? Read on, because Dona, our top detective at The Bookies, has sleuthed out the newest books and authors for you!
Another intriguing and intelligent plot from Louise Penny. Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache is as curious as the other villagers of Three Pines when a mysterious figure stands unmoving in the center of the village for several days. History tells that such figures signify a debt to be collected. And then a body is found--has a debt been paid? Who is the murderer?
The tension ratchets up fast in this latest mystery featuring Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc. Anti-terrorism agent, Suzanne Lesage, believes she is being stalked by a dangerous Serbian warlord. A warlord that Suzanne thought was dead. Is Suzanne suffering from PTSD or is she right? There are few clues, but then Suzanne's colleagues start to die in mysterious ways.
Cotterill writes mysteries that manage to also be funny and entertaining, but for me what sets this series, set in Laos, above others is its ability to capture a Buddhist mindset. In 1980, ex-coroner of Laos, Dr. Siri Paiboun, wangles a seat at the Moscow Olympics by getting hired as a medical adviser to the first ever Laos Olympic team. But when he suspects one of the athletes is not who he says he is and another Lao Olympian is accused of murder, he finds himself in the middle of a murky international incident.
One of the best female gumshoes around, Kinsey Millhone starts her penultimate story when she is contacted by the family of Fritz McCabe, released from ten years in jail for the sexual assault of a fourteen-year-old classmate. Only two of the four boys involved in the case were convicted. Now Fritz is being blackmailed with a tape of the assault, and Kinsey herself is being stalked by a vicious sociopath with a grudge against her.
Maisie Dobbs, the heroine of Winspear's historical series, is smart and resourceful--as brilliant a detective as any of today's protagonists. As Britain declares war with Germany in 1939, a senior Secret Service agent tasks Maisie with finding the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium around twenty-three years earlier, during the Great War. Within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. As the war takes hold and Maisie delves deeper into the killings, she must also deal with a mystery closer to home--a silent evacuee child billeted at Maisie's home in Kent. Who is she?
If you love puzzles, this book is for you. It's your turn to play detective, so pay attention while reading! An editor receives a new manuscript from a crime writer who sets his mysteries in little English villages. But as she reads the manuscript, she begins to suspect that there is also a real-life murder concealed in its pages.
All books in stock at the time of writing, and remember we are always happy to order for you!
Stunning New Memoir: Keepers of the Story
This is an amazing debut memoir by a local author, which centers on a love story about an adventurous year traveling in Africa. If you liked
by Cheryl Strayed,
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, or anything by
, get in early with this stunner! Plus, it's 100% eco-printed. Yay trees!
Check out the longer review on our blog
to see how passionate we are about this book!
What's New: Our Pick of the Picture Books!
Detailed and vibrant illustrations enhance this undersea version of The Three Little Bears--with a twist! Magical!
Bright and humorous book, full of fun and facts, and perfect for young dinosaur addicts. After Max visits the Natural History museum, he writes a letter to his favorite dinosaur--and the dinosaur writes back. Does he want to eat Max or be his friend?
Grandma's Tiny House: A Counting Story
Charming, heartwarming story (the counting is a bonus!). So many people love to come and celebrate at Grandma's house that there's no room for them all. What are they to do?
This is by the author of the wonderful Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, and it's just as smart and charming. Little Monster wants to be in a scary story, but it can't be anything too scary or he might have to run away...
A bright and breezy reminder that even the youngest girl should be exactly who they are. Princess Truly dresses up and dances through the rhyming text as she shows that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
Eric Carle et al.
Gorgeous exploration of colors, illustrated by some of the best illustrators in children's literature, including Eric Carle, Anna Dewdney and Philip C. Stead. Simple enough for a child; fascinating enough for an adult.
Beautiful book about appreciating the wonder of you. A little sea star thinks how much better it would be to be a star in the sky above, but her friends show her how wonderful it is to be herself.
If it's possible for you to be spooked by a picture book, this is the one that will do it! A little rabbit, determined to be big and brave, insists on buying the creepiest pair of underwear in the store--but he's let himself into more than he bargained for, and maybe he's not so big and brave after all.
A fun read to inspire little scientists! How is a brilliant bunny with a scientific mind to carry out her experiments in a house crammed with family? Perhaps she should use her scientific knowledge to solve the problem!
Lovely gentle rhyming book with beautiful illustrations; a perfect bedtime read. What do bears love to do? This book has all the answers and the bears keep busy until it's time to hibernate.
September Events Coming Up!
Meet a Princess!
This will be a magical afternoon your child will never forget! Sail over to The Bookies Bookstore on Saturday, September 9th between 3-4 p.m., to meet this Polynesian princess! Listen while she reads a story and sing along with her! She'll share her love of the sea, and her sense of adventure. This is a free event and photos are encouraged!
Book Clubs: A Conversation with Larry!
Have you booked your place yet? On the evening of
Monday, September 18th, from 7-8:30 p.m.
, Larry will host a gathering, exclusively for book club members.
The evening will include Larry's presentation of the latest books, both fiction and nonfiction, a group discussion, questions and a chance to browse our shelves, with Larry on hand to answer questions.
And, you'll receive a 20% discount when you place an order for three or more books for your club within a week of the event
(using any method of payment). Refreshments and great conversation included!
Tickets are $5, and you can buy yours at the store, by phone (303) 759-1117, or by emailing us at email@example.com. On the night, you will receive a $5 voucher towards a purchase. Numbers are limited, so everyone has time to explore their particular interest--RSVP now!
And Coming Up in October: Local Author Showcase
We're excited to announce a new event to support local and new authors! On Saturday, October 7th, from 2-4 p.m. some of our favorite local writers will be in the store, ready to sign their own books and talk to you about their own favorites.
We'll be featuring lots of children's authors, so bring the family to get to know the human behind the book! Authors already committed include:
Nancy is a local favorite with her excellent Colorado-based historical novels for middle grade and young adults, including
Hard Face Moon
. Nancy will be celebrating the release of the latest in her popular Ruby and Maude Adventures,
Trouble on the Tracks
. Find out more about Nancy at
Stephanie's first book,
C is for Cheese
, was released last year and is a quirky ABC all about cheese--fun and fascinating for toddler and adult reader alike! Find out more Stephanie at
Mike Hamel is the author of the middle grade
Matterhorn and TLC series
, and also a brand new picture book,
! Find out more about Mike at
We'll have something for the adults, with Dale's suspense-filled series of thrillers featuring former FBI agent, Brad Walker. The latest,
Waltzing With an Echo
, was released in August. Find out more about Dale at
Look out for more information on this event, and the latest authors to sign up, in our next newsletter!
For more information on any of our events, visit the Events Page on our website.
, the Broadway-bound musical kicking off in Denver this month, Anna, Elsa and Olaf are more popular than ever. Find out more about the show
, and find out more about Anna, Elsa and Olaf with our collection of Frozen books, on display at the front of the store, or
on our website
. Remind your little Frozen fan about the characters before you go to the show--and if you can't go to the musical, remember a book can bring as much magic to your life as a show!
Cynthia Rylant, Erin McGuire (illustrator)
Sleeping Beauty isn't going to be in a new show, or come to visit us, but she is in a colorful new picture book with text by Newbery-medal winning writer, Cynthia Rylant. This is one of the most magical and vibrant versions of the story that we've seen!
She leads us in all things bookish and she leads us in celebration too! We love this photo of The Bookies Bookstore's owner, Sue. One of the behind-the-scenes secrets of the store is that when it's your birthday, Sue buys you the most magnificent cake. We'd have put in a photo of one of the cakes, but they are so good they disappear too fast for photos. So here's Sue in a birthday hat!
Please note that we will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 4th.