AT THE SCENE - August 2014
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Dear Friend,
Summer has flown by-but we've still got Labor Day Weekend for some prime reading time. You'll find several good suggestions in this newsletter and many, many more in the upcoming Fall Issue #136.

We hope you all have a great holiday weekend and we'll see you very soon in September with exciting news!


Kate Stine

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article1Sandra Brown on the Pleasures of Mixing It Up

Sandra Brown
Photo credit Andrew Eccles

"Other than yourself, what authors do you read?"

"Who's your favorite writer?"

"What genre do you read and what's your favorite book of all time?"

These are frequently asked questions, but they're virtually impossible to answer because...I like a mix.

Sandra Brown's latest novel is Mean Streak. (Grand Central, August 2014)

"Writers on Reading" is a special ongoing Mystery Scene series available as a first-look exclusive to our newsletter subscribers.


article2Silent Partners: Literary Life From the Other Side of the Breakfast Table
Margaret and Joe Maron
Margaret and Joe Maron discuss the best and worst
of being married to a writer.
What is it like to be married to a writer? Late hours, messy offices, and unusual eating habits is the consensus, according to the spouses of award-winning mystery writers Margaret Maron, Dorothy Cannell, Harlan Coben, and Jan Burke.

Please write "TOTE" in the comments field of your order.

articlecPeaches for You, Peaches for Me
Celebrate National Peach Month With Killer Recipes
Peach Basil Prosciutto from Daryl Wood Gerber

The only thing more delectable than a good summer mystery read may just be a delicious summer peach.

To celebrate the season, Mystery Scene asked some of our favorite culinary mystery authors to share some of their favorite peach recipes.

Take it from Joanne Fluke, Daryl Wood Gerber, Livia J. Washburn, and Cleo Coyle. Murder has never been so sweet... 

Read "Peaches for You, Peaches for Me" at  
article4Overheard: Hercule Poirot

"I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them."

- Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928).

British actor David Suchet (above) is making his last appearances as the dapper Belgian detective Hercules Poirot the final five 90-minute episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot on PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! series. 

by Oline H. Cogdill
David Rosenfelt is the consummate dog lover. You can tell this from his involving novels about lawyer Andy Carpenter.

by Oline Cogdill
On Aug. 29, the film Life of Crime, based on Leonard's novel 1978 The Switch, will hit movie theaters.

by Sarah Weinman

Author Dorothy Salisbury Davis passed away August 3, 2014. Sarah Weinman recently profiled the crime fiction legend for Mystery Scene.

by Ed Gorman
John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) is most famous for his phenomenally popular Travis McGee novels.

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