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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

RA for All Roadshow: Crime Fiction

Today from 1-4, I will be presenting a training session on Crime Fiction. As part of my commitment to being "green," I do not provide paper handouts.  Therefore, this post will serve as the "handout" for today's presentation.  That means everyone gets full access to my resource list.  Please note: this is now the most up to date of my crime fiction lists.

Murder and Mayhem @ Your Library
Crime Fiction  Reader' Advisory

Becky's Favorite Crime Fiction Resources:


Becky's Favorite Mystery Resources:

Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Adventure, and Psychological Suspense Resources:

True Crime Resources:

Awards for Crime Fiction Books in All Genres Mentioned Above:
Award lists, both the winners and nominees, are a great way to identify popular and critically acclaimed novels and authors for your crime fiction fans. Many of these awards include a category for best debut.  This is an excellent resource for your readers who claim they have already read "everything."
Becky's 5 RA Resources You Cannot Live Without:

  • Amazon: Plot summaries, possible read alikes, but most importantly, customer comments! 5 star and 1 star reviews are the most helpful.
  • NoveList: EBSCO Database: subscription required, check your local library.
  • Kent District Public Library’s What’s Next: Easy to retrieve and print lists of books in series order. Makes patrons happy. Brings them back!
  • Gnooks: When you are desperate…distract them.
  • RA for ALL: where you are right now

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