Faceoff

Faceoff is a compilation of short stories edited by David Baldacci. This book is great because each short story has two characters who are often the heroes from their own series who faceoff (or work together to take down the bad guy). Short stories are so much fun when it is a new story with a beloved character or a great story from a new author. I loved how riddled this book is with some of my favorite mystery authors.

Here is a brief look at a few of my favorites:

When Jack Reacher walks into a bar in Boston to watch the Yankees take on the Red Sox, I knew something fun was going to happen. Nick Heller was sitting two stools away and within a couple of innings they had figured out the man sitting between them was trouble. I loved seeing how each of the characters sizes up the situation and helps in their unique way!
(Lee Child & Joseph Finder)

I thoroughly enjoyed Cotton Malone meeting Gray Pierce in the South American jungle while they were each on the same assignment. Working together the two take care of business and in just a few pages are on their way. It amazed me that the authors can create such a seamless story together and still stay true to their own characters and writing style.
(Steve Berry & James Rollins)

And on the creepy side was R. L. Stine’s Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy against Preston/Child’s Agent Pendergast in a gaslight story of the weirdest kind. There is something for every mystery fan in this book.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore (autographed copies available at the store)

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny (the latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel)

X by Sue Grafton (the latest Kinsey Millhone novel)

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

 

 

 

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (the latest Diviners novel)

Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano

Another Day by David Levithan

The Wild Ones by Alexander C. London

Goosebumps the Movie Novel by R. L. Stine

Simon’s New Bed by Christian Trimmer

 

March Bestsellers

Here are a our bestsellers for the end of March:

1.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

2.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

3.  Creature Teacher:  Final Exam by R. L. Stine

4.  Under the Wide and Starry Night by Nancy Horan (autographed copies available)

5.  Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

6.  Stone Cold by C. J. Box

7.  Moving Target by J. A. Jance (autographed copies available)

8.  Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson

9.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

10.  Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Please call or visit the store if you are interested in an autographed copy.

Tucson Festival of Books 2014 Wrap-Up

We had another fabulous book festival this year.  Our booth had almost 50 authors for book signings and it was wonderful.  We would like to thank all of the amazing authors who join as well as all of our staff and volunteers.  Here is a brief look at who was at our booth.  Some of the authors were missed in pictures because sometimes things were just a little crazy.

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Tucson Festival of Books 2014

Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner and we have amazing line up of authors joining us at our booth this year.  Here is our author signing schedule for our booth (#130-135).  Be sure to check our website as we get closer to the event since we are continually adding authors.

Saturday March 15th:

10:00 – 10:45 AM  Page Morgan, Sharon Sala, Becky Masterman

11:00 – 11:45 AM Nancy Turner, Jonathan Maberry

12:00 – 12:45 PM Rhys Bowen

1:00 – 1:45 PM Brandon Sanderson, Suzanne Young, Janni Lee Simner

2:00 – 2:30 PM  Richard Russo

2:00 – 2:45 PM Colleen Houck, Kathe Lison

3:00 – 3:30 PM Alice Hoffman 

3:00 – 3:45 PM Nancy Farmer, Conrad Storad

4:00 – 4:45 PM William Kent Krueger, Kris Neri

Sunday March 16th

10:00 – 10:30 AM Judy Duarte

10:00 – 10:45 AM Cornelia Funke, Chris Marie Green

11:00 – 11: 45 AM  Anne Perry

12:00 – 12:45 PM R.L. Stine

1:00 – 1:45 PM Lois Lowry, Thomas Perry, Ryan Clark

2:00 – 2:45 PM Aprilynne Pike, Deborah Crombie, Joshua Fileds Millburn, Ryan Nicodermus

3:00 – 3:45 PM J.A. Jance, Mike Lawson

4:00 – 4:45 PM Betty Leavengood, Jane Eppinga

TBA

Craig Johson

CJ Box

Sharon Kay Penman