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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sisters in Crime Handout with Tons of Reading Suggestions for Every Type of Crime Fiction Reader

Last month ARRT and Sisters in Crime hosted a joint event. Just 3 shorts day after the March 25th event, I left for an extended vacation and then returned to a catalog conversion at my library.

So, there really wasn’t a wrap up post.  But never to fear. Cari, the library representative (bio in detail in this post) shared her notes from a previous SiC library program at her library in October 2014 AND the notes she compiled at out March 2015 one.  I have posted them below for all the share.  They include information about Sisters in Crime and the benefits of joining as a librarian.

But, I also did a lot of live tweeting of that event with some back and forth from the authors.  We used our #arrtreads hashtag, and as long as you are accessing this post between now and our next ARRT program in July 2015, they will be toward the top if you use this link.

If you are encountering this post at a later date, please get in touch with ARRT through our website, Facebook, or Twitter and reference this post and someone will help you out.

Here’s Cari’s handout.  Hope it helps you to help your crime fiction readers.

Books Recommended by Sisters in Crime – Twinsburg Library Event, October 5, 2014
If you like… cozies
Diane Vallere – The Mad for Mod series 
Kendel Lynn – Board Stiff
Joelle Charbonneau – Glee Club series

If you like… suspense/thriller
P.J. Tracy – Monkeewrench
Emily Arsenault – What Strange Creatures (darkly comic)
Author Nevada Barr
Robert Galbraith - The Silkworm
James Patterson – Alex Cross series
Authors John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke

If you like… historical
Author Dorothy Whipple (written in 1930s)
Author Laurie R. King (Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell)
Author Jacqueline Winspear
C.S. Harris – When Maidens Mourn

If you like… funny
Author Gemma Halliday
If you like… literary
William Kent Krueger - Ordinary Grace
Author Louise Penny
Lori Rader-Day – The Black Hour

If you like… YA
Dandi Daley Mackall - The Silence of Murder
E. Lockhart - We Were Liars

Non-Mystery& Nonfiction

Author Alice Hoffman
Heather Webber - Truly, Madly
Debra Lape – Looking for Lizzie
Robert Sberna – The House of Horrors

Authors Recommended by Chicago Panel – March 25, 2015

Tana French
Alan Bradley
Catriona McPherson
James Crumley
Donald Westlake
Jamie Freveletti
Julie Hyzy
Eva Gates
Alyssa Maxwell
Annalee Huber
Sam Thomas
Roddy Doyle

Who are your books like?

Lori Rader-Day: Ruth Rendell, Gillian Flynn, Donna Tartt, S.J. Watson
Clare O’Donohue: Lori Rader-Day
Susanna Calkins: Sam Thomas, Anne Perry, Rhys Bowen, Charles Todd

Sisters in Crime Info

We are a national organization of about 3500 members, with local chapters all over the country.  Local chapters are governed by independent boards, but fall under the national umbrella. Cari Dubiel is the library liaison to the National board. The library liaison can be based anywhere in the country (Cari is based in OH).  The Chicago chapter president is Diane Piron-Gelman, and her contact info is on the SinC website. There is also an interactive author map you can use to find authors near you and contact them directly.

Other things we do:
  • Provide news about the genre in our monthly SinC Links and quarterly inSinC newsletter
  • Give $1000 in grant money to one lucky library each month through our We Love Libraries program (this is so easy – you just take a photo of your staff with books from SinC authors and upload it to the website. If you are chosen in the random drawing, you win the money. It does not have to be spent on mysteries, but it does need to be spend on materials).
  • Supply networking and discussion opportunities through our listservs and chapters
  • Illuminate trends in the publishing industry through our periodic research and summit reports

Visit us at ALA in San Francisco this year – Booth 1427
We will have bookplates, book giveaways, bookmarks, author signings, and an iPad mini giveaway. If anyone wants to get on our mailing list, they can email librarian@sistersincrime.org. It is at maximum three or four emails a year. Cari emails out a list of the author signing schedule in May (subject to change, of course).

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