Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Previously on Bound: Mysteries and REAL BURIED TREASURE!

The Edgar Awards for 2010 came out a few weeks ago. Some of my favorite new mysteries were nominated which is awesome, and proves the Mystery Writers of America have bloody good taste. There are a number of MWA groups across the U.S., if you care to join one. I went to one in Seattle once and greatly admired their choice of meeting place -- an Irish pub with a subtle jail theme. The meeting's keynoter stood right under a giant ax mounted to the wall, could you ask for better mystery writing ambience? I think not.

The 2010 Best Juvenile Edgar Nominees and Winner:

Closed For the Season
"Closed for the Season" by Mary Downing Hahn (WINNER!) Hahn has written loads of mysteries, so be sure to check out her other titles.

The Case of the Case of the Mistaken IdentityThe Red 
Blazer GirlsCreepy Crawly CrimeCase of the Cryptic Crinoline

"The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity" by Mac Barnett (LOVE! This is the first in the Brixton Bro. series with the next one out in October)
"The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour" by Michael D. Beil (Want! Also first in the series)
"Creepy Crawly Crime" by Aaron Reynolds (Also want, this is the first in the Joey Fly series, a totally rocking insect noir graphic novel. The second book comes out in late fall)
"The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline"
by Nancy Springer (love that Enola Holmes -- Sherlock Holmes's sister, of course. This is the fifth book in the series, be sure to grab the earlier ones first. The sixth one just came out last week) (1) "The Case of the Missing Marquess," (2) "The Case of the Left-Handed Lady," (3) "The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets," (4) "The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan," (6) "The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye"
The Clock Without A
 FaceAnd if all that wasn't enough, have you heard about the new McSweeney's book?!? "The Clock Without A Face" is basically a giant clue to twelve hidden treasures. Not only is it awesome to look at, but you could win an emerald encrusted number if you are smart enough and not afraid of a little dirt digging. For all the junior super sleuths out there, this has got to be right up their allies. And one of the contributors to the book, Mac Barnett (who wrote "Case of the Case" above) has a groovy interview over at Betsy Bird's blog, perhaps there's a hint about the jewels within his interview answers...

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