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We're just finishing up Mystery Scene Summer Issue #125, which will be out later this month. You can expect profiles of Lisa Unger and Tom Piccirilli, as well as articles about Robert B. Parker's Spenser series being continued by Ace Atkins, an appreciation of Stuart Kaminsky 's Hollywood PI Toby Peters, and a look at the atmospheric 1830s mysteries of Barbara Hambly set in new Orleans.
Until then, we hope you enjoy the latest June e-news from Mystery Scene. Don't forget our fun summer giveaways including tickets to the new off-Broadway mystery production 7th Monarch, and a signed copy of Malla Nunn's latest mystery Blessed are the Dead as the prize for our best summer "Our Readers Recommend." To recommend your favorite read, email us.
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Writers on Reading Jeffery Deaver on J.R.R. Tolkien
|The Lord of the Rings first-edition trilogy, beginning with The Fellowship of the Ring released in 1954, fetches between $7,500-$12,500 |
in very good condition.
There are so many important writers I've been inspired by. But the writer who has influenced me the most isn't a mystery or thriller writer, it's J.R.R. Tolkien.
Jeffery Deaver's latest book is XO
(Simon & Schuster, June 2012).
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|Don Winslow: Summer's King of Cool|For gritty thrill lovers who haven't yet read Savages, a "spectacular gem of a book", or heard the buzz about the Oliver Stone film starring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, and Aaron Johnson set to open July 6, there's still time to get caught up. Don't miss reading this wild thriller about California pot dealers Chon and Ben as they battle a nasty Mexican drug cartel to rescue the woman they both love.
Inspired by his work with Oliver Stone and screenwriter Shane Salerno on the screenplay for Savages, Don Winslow has just written a prequel novel. The Kings of Cool recounts how the young Ben, Chon, and O met and became the best of friends and lovers. Kings of Cool is released June 16, 2012, by Simon & Schuster.
|Watch the trailer for Savages, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, and Benicio Del Toro. Opens July 6, 2012.|
Colin: Ruth's pills are poison to Jack, but they turn blue in alcohol. That's why he only takes his pills with vodka, darling; to make sure they don't turn blue.
Susan: So, you're saying it's better to be Absolutely drunk than absolutely dead. I'm all for that!
- From Absolutely Dead, a dinner party mystery, by playwright Michael Walker, awarded First Place at the 2012 International Mystery Writers' Festival, "Discovering New Mysteries," in Owensboro, Kentucky, where it will be have its world premiere this month.
NewMysteries.org June 14-17, 2012, Owensboro, Kentucky
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Mystery Scene and 7th Monarch are giving away two free tickets to catch the new off-Broadway play featuring Gretchen Hall (Stickfly) and Leslie Hendrix (Law & Order).
Miriam Hemmerick (Hall) is a brilliant recluse who can't seem to give investigator Raina Briar (Hendrix) a straight answer as to the whereabouts of her parents. As the truth unfolds, so do secrets from each woman's past. Also starring Michael Cullen, Matthew Humphreys, and Michael Rupert.
To enter to win, just post your favorite theatrical mystery to our Facebook page OR email us with your vote.
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