2019 Lariat Reading List Posted by Stephanie, Director of Strategic Marketing on April 24, 2019 Recently, our BookPage marketing team spent time in Austin, Texas, at the Texas Library Association’s annual meeting. We made new friends, ate our weight in tacos and discovered the annual Lariat Reading List, which calls attention to outstanding adult fiction
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Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Neil Smith — Wallander, Salander and Beck are characters who sit at the top table of Scandinavian crime fiction, and dining with them is Harry Hole, creation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbo. Translated into more than 50 languages and with sales over 40 million so far, you just know
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Written by Shannon Kirk — The crime – the first one, that is – is kidnapping. Shannon Kirk’s gripping new psychological thriller Gretchen begins with a mother determined to prevent her daughter’s father from taking her. Susan explains to Lucy that he’s from a country where women have no rights and live practically like slaves,
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Written by Oliver Bottini, translated by Jamie Bulloch — On a foggy Saturday afternoon an armed man appears in the garden of the Niemann family in Freiburg, Germany and sets off a series of events which unexpectedly alter their lives. The Dance of Death is the third in Oliver Bottini’s Black Forest Investigations series, and
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The Ngaio Marsh Awards launched 10 years ago to celebrate all that’s great about New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller and suspense writing. There have been some stellar winners in the past and this year’s judges have narrowed the 2019 entries down to three shortlists, including a posthumous appearance by the lady herself. The winners will be
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On the Radar — This week our new books column brings you five new ways to get your crime fiction mojo going. Starting off in Sweden we have the first of two Nordic noir thrillers, plus two contemporary American authors and some historical crime fiction set in Ancient Greece. Don’t get turned to stone by
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Written by CF Peterson — Errant Blood is an ambitious literary thriller which brings together many different strands. At its heart is Eamon Ansgar, the reluctant laird of Duncul, an estate in the Scottish Highlands. Eamon grew up in a life of privilege, leaving home young to go to boarding school and university, later becoming
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Written by Alex Marwood — Earlier this year I read MW Craven’s Black Summer and marvelled at the brilliance of its first chapter. Alex Marwood must have been at the same training session, because The Poison Garden also opens in spectacular fashion. PC Nita Bevan is on patrol with her partner, PC Martin Coles, when
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Written by Judy Penz Sheluk — A Fool’s Journey is the third cosy mystery in Canadian author Judy Penz Sheluk’s entertaining Marketville Mystery series. In the first (Skeletons in the Attic), protagonist Callie Barnstable moved from Toronto to Marketville to investigate her mother’s long-ago disappearance, and in the second (Past & Present), she launched a
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Where to begin in a guide to Michael Connelly’s most popular character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch? Why, at the beginning of course! It was way back in 1992 that Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch first made his appearance in print and he’s been going strong ever since. The character has a huge following of avid readers, but
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Transgender Jessica Jones actress Aneesh Sheth says the media is too focused on “sensationalism over their bodies.” An out and proud transgender woman, Sheth plays the role of Gillian—Jessica Jones’ assistant on the Netflix show. Sheth, who made history as the first transgender character to appear in a Marvel series, spoke exclusively to PinkNews about being a
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Activists parade during the “March of Diversity” campaigning for the comprehensive trans law in 2017. (MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty) When conservatives in Uruguay campaigned to repeal a law that provides essential protections for trans people, a vast majority of population stopped it from happening. Trans people have been able to legally change their gender since 2009, but
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Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images The plot thickens in the Bachelor in Paradise scandal as Caelynn Miller-Keyes shares her side of the story.  The former beauty queen is now addressing all the claims that Blake Horstmann made in his dramatic Instagram Story. Like Blake, she is sharing her statement on Instagram for all to see, in the hopes that
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Cymbals Eat Guitars’ Joseph D’Agostino has a new project called Empty Country. A new album is coming early next year on Tiny Engines, but before those details get shared, he’s shared two new songs. Listen to “Ultrasound” (which features the Wrens’ Charles Bissell) and “Jets” below. He said of “Ultrasound” in a statement: “My sister-in-law
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Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek has retired, according to a note sent to employees by Leslie H. Wexner, the company’s chief executive. The news was confirmed by the New York Times. Razek has been key in choosing which models appear in the Victoria’s Secret show for the past 15 years, launching the careers
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Check out the new Featurette for The Lion King starring Seth Rogen! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to The Lion King: https://www.fandango.com/the-lion-king-2019-215915/movie-overview?cmp=CSYT_YouTube_Desc Want to be notified of all the latest clips and behind the scenes footage? Subscribe to the channel and click the bell icon to stay
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We have reviews for 4 of these games on MojoPlays. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCXa2CCtHXq2_hW_eMHkmoitxnAp-7t1I These games were bad, like really bad. For this list we’re examining what we feel are the most widely panned games released up to the midpoint of 2019. Some go back to the earliest days of this year, some edged ever closer to summer,
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Many congratulations are in order! Voting in the 2019 TV Scoop Awards ended last week, and we can now announce the full list of winners and runners-up and offer everyone kudos for some serious voting. Millions of votes were cast this year, and there were some seriously close races in multiple categories.  Congrats to all
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