Friday, February 17, 2012

March at Barnes & Noble's Mystery Forum

Winter came in like a lamb this year, and it looks like it's going to go out like one, too - at least in my area. Even so, I'm more than ready for spring!

We have lots going on at B&N's Mystery Forum in March - be sure to check in periodically, since we almost always add more guest blogs during the course of the month. 

Please note: With the "featured" visits, the authors check in throughout the week to respond to your questions and comments. When authors write a guest blog for us, the often - but not always - respond to comments.

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Here's the schedule for March!

Thursday, March 1 -


Week of March 5 -

Featured Author: CARA BLACK

Tuesday, March 6 -

Guest Blog by SIMONE ST. JAMES

Thursday, March 8 -

Guest Blog by LAURA CHILDS

Week of March 12 -

Guest Blog AND Featured Visit with BRAD PARKS:

Week of March 19 -

Featured Visit with JENN MCKINLAY:

Tuesday, March 20 -
Guest Blog by Shelley Shepard Gray

Week of March 26 -

American Mystery Classics: DASHIELL HAMMETT

Tuesday, March 27 -



Jennifer Tanner said...

Great line-up, Becke!

I read Dashiell Hammett ages ago. Now, I want to go dig up his books in the garage.

Do you read all of the books before the author blogs with the forum?

Happy Friday!has

Becke Davis said...

Good question! The answer is: usually, but not always.

I read at least half the books, but I don't have time to read them all. (We have between 1-4 authors featured each week, depending on the number of guest blogs.)

Since it's a forum rather than a book club, I often end up buying the book during the author's visit and reading it afterwards!

That happens a lot at the forums - people stop by to chat with the author and find out about the featured book(s). If the book appeals, they pick up a copy.

I think that's one reason the view count on the Mystery threads continues to go up long after the author visits - people search the author's name to find out more about him or her.

I do get a lot of advance copies from publicists and authors, but by no means in every case. I buy a lot of books - my TBR pile is over 300 books and growing. Unfortunately, I can't afford to buy them all.

As to Dashiell Hammett, I went on a noir binge a few years ago and read everything I could get my hands on in that sub-genre. I don't think I read every one of his books, but I came close!