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The Christie Affair: Recap & Summary

The Quick Recap and Section-by-Section Summary for The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont. Quick(-ish) Recap The three-paragraph version: In December 1926, …
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Summary and Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

The three-paragraph version: In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing for 11 days (resulting in a nation-wide search) after her husband Archie announces he’s leaving her for his mistress, Nan O’Dea. In a flashback to her younger years, we learn that Nan once fell in love with a boy in …
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Interview with Avi Datta, Author of The Winding

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Winding (Time Corrector Series book 1)? In 1994, I dreamed of speaking with a girl fluently in Japanese. But this dream seemed like a past life set in the future. I ignored it and dived into the world …
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Here are the Winners of the 2021 Cybils Awards!

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Cybils, or the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, are awarded to children’s and YA books in a variety of genres and formats, as voted on by book bloggers. They’ve been …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for February 15, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Dynamite Entertainment Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Dynamite Entertainment. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown Get This Deal $1.99 My Lovely Wife …
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Little Free Library Add-Ons to Make Your LFL a Local

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Last fall, my partner and I bought our first house in a small Midwestern town that’s only a block away from a well-loved park with a nice amount of foot traffic. Buying your …
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8 of the Best Young Adult Books Adapted Into Comics

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Young adult graphic novels, memoirs, and comics have exploded in recent years, with more and more original content published by Big Five publishers. This is exciting on multiple levels — new content is …
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Interview with H.Y. Hanna, Author of Wrongfully Infused

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Wrongfully Infused (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries Book 11)? This book is the 11th title in my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, which is inspired by my own time studying at the famous university and living in the beautiful, historic city of Oxford …
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Little Hands Love New Board Books for 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. There’s surprisingly little information on the internet, outside of highly focused children’s book blogs/social media or publishing catalogs, about board books. It’s not a huge market, and though some libraries hold them on …
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Interview with David Boito, Author of Valley Fliers

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Valley Fliers? I live near a miniature airfield in the San Fernando Valley and frequently ride my bike past there. I would stop to watch the remote control “rc” pilots fly maneuvers and I thought it made a really …
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Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2022 Edgar Award Nominations

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Mystery Writers of America has announced the nominees for the 76th Annual Edgar Awards, named after Edgar Allan Poe. The winners will be announced April 28, 2022. The categories include best novel, best short …
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Male Characters Still Outnumber Female Characters in Children’s Books

A new study by Kennedy Casey, Kylee Novick, Stella F. Lourenco published in PLOS One found that in children’s books featuring a single main character, male perspectives still outnumbered those with female perspectives. The researchers looked at almost 3,300 books published between 1960 and 2020, published for readers in the …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 20, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. BookClubbish Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by BookClubbish. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Get This Deal $3.99 The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo …
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The 15 Best New Mystery Books of 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Mystery novel lovers, are you looking for something to look forward to in 2022? Check out these 15 new mystery titles coming out this year. 2022 is really nailing it when it comes …
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June 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Feb 7th, 2022 (Last Updated Feb 7th, 2022) Notable upcoming books to be published in June 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: For the Throne (Wilderwood #2)Hannah F. WhittenWhat It’s About: The First Daughter is …
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Interview with John Hundley, Author of Half Human

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Half Human: Spaceship Huey Adventures Book One? My urban fantasy protagonist was left at the end of the series with the ghost of his ex-lover in his mind for the remainder of his thousand year lifespan. I wanted to …
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Interview with Eleanor Chance, Author of Delicate Brushstrokes

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Delicate Brushstrokes? I’ve been fascinated with the Renaissance era since I was young, and I read Irving Stone’s The Agony and the Ecstasy multiple times. When I later became a writer and read Girl with a Pearl Earring by …
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Interview with Emma Lynden, Author of The Holiday Plan

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Holiday Plan? The story behind the story is basically written right in! Chapter One of The Holiday Plan begins with an author receiving a rejection letter for her latest romance novel manuscript right on Valentine’s Day – which …
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20 Best Books with Asian American Protagonists (for Adults)

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Feb 1st, 2022 (Last Updated Feb 2nd, 2022) Many fantastic novels and books with Asian American protagonists have been published, especially in the last few years. It’s been a noticeable trend since before, when it came to Asian representation, there were largely only historical fiction …
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