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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.

 

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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April Author Interview: Mike Silvestri

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to our first author interview! For the rest of 2014, we’ll be featuring an author interview, asking the important questions you’ve always wanted answers to! Let us know your feedback in the comments, and enjoy! (And if you don’t want to miss an update, click on the “follow” button on the right sidebar!) This month, we are featuring an interview with Mike Silvestri, author of The Gospel of Matthias Kent and the Lazy Dog Mysteries. 1. At the risk of sounding cliché, what inspired you to write your first...

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Best Books You Might Have Missed: WICKED AUTUMN by G.M. Malliet

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in BBYMHM | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a traditional, British Cozy this book is for you. Wicked Autumn is the first in a new series by G M Malliet. Except for the one instance of the “F” word and the fact that Max Tudor is a former MI5 agent, this book follows the cozy formula … no gore, no graphic violence, no sex, it takes place in a Village … but a great mystery with some great humor. I love that the cast of characters is found in the beginning of the book with a description of each. Since there are a number of characters I find this most helpful … yeah,...

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