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Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop has specialized in Mystery, Spy, Thriller and Horror books since 1990. Located in south central Pennsylvania, our shelves are filled with new and used books by authors ranging from Agatha Christie to Arthur Conan Doyle … James Patterson to Janet Evanovich.

 

FATAL COMPLICATIONS: DEC 6 BOOK LAUNCH/HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WITH JOHN BENEDICT, MD

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Store News | 0 comments

FATAL COMPLICATIONS: DEC 6 BOOK LAUNCH/HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WITH JOHN BENEDICT, MD

  Meet The Doctor Whose Latest Book Could Be Downright Dangerous   Is it possible for a book to be dangerous? Even fatal? In the wake of his first two books, best-selling author, Dr. John Benedict has left many readers with a deep sense of unease regarding the trust we so casually place in our doctors. Suspicion is only a natural conclusion, however. A skilled story teller with countless hours spent in the operating room, Dr. Benedict cuts through to his readers’ deepest fears with scalpel-like precision. It’s easy to...

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Murder As You Like It Conference Location has changed!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Conference, Store News | 0 comments

The Murder As You Like It Conference Location has changed!  We have moved to Silver Spring Elementary School.  See event details for directions and a map of the school complex.  

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Murder As You Like It 2015 Conference – September 26, 2015

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Murder As You Like It 2015 Conference – September 26, 2015

What is “Murder As You Like It”? A one-day conference for mystery readers/fans and writers. It’s a chance to rub elbows with your favorite authors and to meet new authors. Authors will talk about writing their novels and you’ll have a chance to ask questions. We’ve always been fortunate and pleased to attract wonderful authors for past conferences and this year is no exception. There is a panel that will be of particular interest to authors and a writing workshop. And, there will be plenty of time to buy books and the authors will sign...

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Book Review: Little Black Lies

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Book Reviews | 0 comments

Little Black Lies Author: Sandra Block Binding: Trade Paperback Price: $ 15 Buy Now >> Dr. Zoe Goldman is a resident at a psychiatric ward. Zoe has nightmares of the night she was trapped in her house when it was burning. Her mother died in the fire. Zoe was very young when the fire happened and she has no memory of what actually happened. Obsessed with solving the mystery of what actually happened the night of the fire by she questions her adoptive mother who was her mother’s best friend. In the meantime, a new patient is admitted to...

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Book Review: The Magician’s Lie

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Book Reviews | 0 comments

The Magician’s Lie Author: Greer Macallister Binding: Hardcover Price: $ 23.99 Buy Now >> The Magician’s Lie takes place at the turn of the century in America. It tells the story of the Amazing Arden; the most famous woman illusionist at the time. She is known for creating unusual and unbelievable illusions. Her most amazing illusion is sawing a man in half, on the stage. One night, while performing in a small town in Iowa, she decides to use a fire ax instead of the saw. And, the lifeless body of her husband is found under the stage....

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June’s Author Interview: Don Helin

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June’s Author Interview: Don Helin

Don Helin is a favorite author in at the store, as well across the globe. And it’s easy to see why — he writes awesome stuff! His latest Secret Assault does not disappoint. And he was kind enough to spare some time for an interview. Enjoy! At the risk of sounding cliché, what inspired you to write your first book? As I was leaving the military, I attended a Travel Writing Course sponsored by The Washington Post. I really enjoyed the course and thought, hey, I can do that. I spent about four years as a travel writers before I started writing...

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Craig Johnson’s Book Signing — ‘Cause He Rocks!

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Craig Johnson’s Book Signing — ‘Cause He Rocks!

On May 24th, the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop was yet again host to bestselling author, Craig Johnson.  His latest installment in the Walt Longmire saga, Any Other Name, reached number six (!) on the New York Times bestseller list in the same week. In Any Other Name, former Sheriff Lucien Connelly involves Walt in the suicide investigation of an old acquaintance in a neighboring county.  Walt discovers a link to several missing women, and with the aid of Vic, Henry and Dog, travels across the northern plains in search of answers. Proving...

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Interview with Ellen Crosby

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Author Interviews | 0 comments

She’s one of our favorite mystery writers, and when her latest book Multiple Exposure arrived in the story, we knew we wanted to interview her for the blog! Ellen is so incredibly generous with her wisdom and stories — enjoy! 1.  What inspired you to write your first book? I wrote my first book in the mid-1980s when my husband’s job took us overseas to Geneva, Switzerland, and I had to quit my job as an economist working at the US Senate. (We lived over the border in France). Since I was now unemployed and had always enjoyed...

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Chris Grabenstein: Winner of the 2014 Agatha Award!

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Store News | 0 comments

We are so excited to celebrate Chris Grabenstein’s 2014 Agatha Award for Best Children’s/YA Book! He’s one of our favorite authors who always stops in during his book tours. Always a treat, we’re thrilled that his Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library has won this prestigious award. If you prefer an adult tale, check out his Ceepak series in our store, or on our...

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Book Review: The Line, by William L. J. Galaini

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Book Reviews | 0 comments

            The Line is science fiction/horror/mystery.  Time travel, a space station named Janus and an odd looking android named Magus are the science fiction portion of the novel. Punishment of those who have committed inhumane acts to humans makes up the horror element.  Who or what is exacting the vengeance on the perpetrators of atrocities is the mystery. Janus is “home” to a team of engineers and historians, led by Gustavo, who travel into the past and observe history without been seen. While on one of these trips, they discover that...

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