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At the Scene, July 2009
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Welcome from Kate
The New Miss Marple
Book Collecting
MS Wins Poirot!
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Mystery Scene #110 Summer Welcome to the first edition of the Mystery Scene newsletter! In the months to come, you'll be able to get the latest news, connect to the Mystery Scene community, read original articles not found in the magazine, and enter online giveaway contests.

Happy summer reading!

Kate Stine

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The New Miss Marple
Join Kate for an online discussion of the new Mystery! series

Julia McKenzie debuts as Agatha Christie's beloved spinster sleuth on Masterpiece Mystery!, Sunday, July 5.
Mystery Scene Magazine's Kate Stine will spend the week of July 5 with Masterpiece Mystery! and in an online discussion about the new Miss Marple series and everything else Christie. Post your questions and participate in the discussion!

Of course, Julia McKenzie is only the latest in a long line of Miss Marples stretching back to Barbara Mullen in the 1949 stage play The Murder at the Vicarage. Read Art Taylor's "Meet Miss Marple" at our website.
Building Your Book Collection
Learn the basics of book collecting in our new series!

Let's first rid ourselves of a prevailing notion: Book collecting is for the wealthy. Simply not true; some of the best collections are formed by people with the most limited means. Anyone can be a book collector; the key is to develop an interesting focus to your collection, then follow it through.

Read more in our Book Collecting series by Nate Pederson in Mystery Scene's #110 Summer Issue.
"I love crime fiction because it is a wonderful way of telling stories. It is epic, it is domestic. Crime fiction tells everything about society."

- Tom Rob Smith, author of Child 44 and The Secret Speech, interviewed in Mystery Scene's #110 Summer Issue.
Mystery Scene Wins Poirot Award

In May, publishers Brian Skupin and Kate Stine received the Poirot Award for outstanding contributions to the mystery genre at the Malice Domestic Convention. Kate says, "It was a great honor from one of our favorite conventions. And our teapots look very nice on the fireplace mantel!"

Pictured L-R: Chris Grabenstein, 2009
Agatha winner for Best Children's
Mystery, Brian Skupin, and Kate Stine.
Photo courtesy of G.M. Malliett.
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