Thursday, October 21, 2010



* = 2009 First Mystery Club Pick

2010 Anthony Award Winners

Best Novel:
Louise Penny, The Brutal Telling ($14)

Best First Novel
*Sophie Littlefield, A Bad Day for Sorry ($14)

Best Paperback Original
Bryan Gruley, Starvation Lake ($15)

Best Short Story
Hank Philippi Ryan, "On the House"

Best Critical Work
PD James, Talking About Detective Fiction ($22)

2010 Barry Award Winners

Best Novel
John Hart, The Last Child ($15)

Best First Novel
*Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ($15)

Best British Publication
Philip Kerr, If the Dead Rise Not ($26; 1 Signed UK $100)

Best Paperback Original
Bryan Gruley, Starvation Lake ($15)

Best Thriller
Jamie Freveletti, Running from the Devil ($7.99)

Best Short Story
Brendan DuBois, "The High House Writer"

Crime Novel of the Decade
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ($7.99)

2010 CWA Dagger Awards

Gold Dagger:
*Belinda Bauer, Blacklands ($16)

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger (Thriller)
Simon Conway, A Loyal Spy ($16)

Creasey Dagger
Ryan David Jahn, Acts of Violence

TV Dagger
"Sherlock," a new BBC show debuting here soon!

2010 Macavity Award Winners

Best Novel
Ken Bruen/Reed Farrel Coleman, Tower ($15 Signed by Coleman)

Best First Novel
*Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ($15)

Best Short Story
Hank Philippi Ryan, "On the House"

Best Critical Work
PD James, Talking About Detective Fiction ($22)

2010 Maltese Falcon Award (Japan)

Don Winslow, The Power of the Dog ($16)

2010 Shamus Award Winners

Best Novel
Marcia Muller, Locked In ($7.99; 1 Signed $27)

Best First Novel
Brad Parks, Faces of the Gone ($26)

Best Paperback Original
Ira Berkowitz, Sinner's Ball ($14)

Best Short Story
Dave Zeltserman, "Julius Katz"

2010 Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award

*Rebecca Cantrell, A Trace of Smoke ($15)

2010 Ellis Peters Dagger Nominees

(Best Historical Mystery ** = History Club Pick)

**Rory Clements, Revenger ($20 Signed)
Aly Monroe, Washington Shadow ($20 Signed)
**SJ Parris, Heresy ($32 Signed)
**CJ Sansom, Heartstone ($43 Signed)
Andrew Williams, To Kill a Tsar ($39)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vince Flynn at The Pen Oct. 10, 2010


Vince Flynn visits The Poisoned Pen to a crowd of 200+ to sign copies of his latest Mitch Rapp novel, American Assassin. Vince updates everyone on the progress of Mitch Rapp movie goings on and works the crowd to see what their choice would be for lead actor.

If you would like to order a signed, first edition copy of American Assassin email or click here, we have 20+ years doing mail order.

Where else can you see...

A practicing physician, a scholar in Theology, a (former) Homicide Bureau Chief in the New York District Attorney's Office and Mayor, a world renowned Forensic Anthropologist and a candidate for President of The United States?

Where else but The Poisoned Pen.

hosts Connie Willis
 Oct 29, 2010 @ 7:00 pm 

  Laurie R. King is a third generation Californian with a background in theology, whose first crime novel (1993′s A Grave Talent) won the Edgar and Creasey awards. Her yearly novels range from police procedurals and stand-alones to a historical series about Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (beginning with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.) Her books have won the Edgar, Creasey, Wolfe, Lambda, and Macavity awards, and appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller list.

joined by local author and ASU Professor Laura Tohe
Nov 06, 2010 @ 2:00 pm  
Warren Perkins has been a physician for over twenty-five years and he continues to practice in Flagstaff, Arizona. Warren comes to The Poisoned Pen to sign his novel Putrefaction Live, winner of the One Book Arizona Award. 

"James, a mixed-blood Navajo in his twenties . . . begins his life-transforming odyssey: getting used to ranch-life, getting into alcohol-drug trouble and serving jail-time, working as a tour-guide at Hubbell Trading Post, getting involved with heavy metal rez band, Putrefaction, in which he plays guitar. A Navajo story, a good one! Yes, read it."--Simon J. Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo native, author of Out There Somewhere and from Sand Creek

Nov 08, 2010 @ 7:00 pm 

The former Homicide Bureau Chief in the New York District Attorney's Office, Tanenbaum is also one of America's most successful and famous trial lawyers - who has never lost a felony case yet - and former two-term mayor of Beverly Hills.
Nov 12, 2010 @ 7:00 pm  

Kathy and her son Brendan (who co wrote the book) will be doing the event with her!
 Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot--if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.
Fortunately, they are now more than friends--they're a pack. They are Virals.

Nov 26, 2010
  From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm  

The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate-an instant classic, reissued for 2010. 

Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious. 

Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. 

For instance, as kids, Mike and his sister would sneak open their gifts before Christmas, play with them, then rewrap them so their parents wouldn't notice. The plan worked great until one Christmas when young Mike unwrapped a brand-new football...that was covered in mud. That led to a powerful lesson about patience and a reminder that the best Christmases are the simple ones.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10/5/2010 - Michael Connelly Launch - The Reversal

Michael Connelly makes his first stop at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on tour for his latest novel THE REVERSAL which features Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch. Michael talks about Harry, Mickey, LA as well as his upcoming novel The Fifth Witness coming out April 2011. It is to follow the cinematic release of The Lincoln Lawyer. Mike gives some details on the actors, and the Oscar winning director.

Order a signed, first edition copy of The Reversal by clicking here