MysteryPeople Makes the List!

Mystery transparent_1000pxMysteryPeople has recently been featured on Feedspot’s list of the Top 50 Mystery Blogs around today, and we couldn’t be more proud to share list space with sites like The Strand Mystery Magazine, Mystery Writers of America, Killer Characters, ReviewingtheEvidence.com, and the Seattle Mystery Bookstore. We’re ranked number 17 on the list – plus we’re the highest ranked bookstore blog!

We’ve also got plenty of strange bedfellows on the list, given the multiple meanings of “mystery,” so those looking for blogs featuring paranormal mysteries, ancient aliens, Reddit discussions of unsolved crimes, and more, take a look at this fascinating list (which does primarily feature mystery fiction review sites).

Thanks to Feedspot, the authors who inspire us, and our loyal readers for helping us make our mark in the blog scene!

See the full Feedspot list. 

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Crime Fiction Friday: Scott Montgomery Interviewed by S.W. Lauden

S.W. Lauden of Bad Citizen Corporation & Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery On The Origins of MysteryPeople, the Secrets of Bookselling, and Scott’s Top Ten Mysteries of All Time

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Ever wanted to know more about MysteryPeople and what we do? Our crime fiction coordinator Scott Montgomery was interviewed by author and blogger, S.W. Lauden on his website Bad Citizen Corporation. Scott tells a little bit about what he does and shares a top 10 list. You can read all about it here.

“It’s very important to me that we have independent publishers. It makes us stand out since we’re often the only store in town to find the cool, funky crime fiction, and personally I think it’s a great way to serve the genre. We simply choose what to showcase by what we like or discover.” – Scott Montgomery

Read the full interview. 

MysteryPeople on the Radio!

MysteryPeople will appear on Hopeton Hay’s KAZI Book Review the last Sunday of each month, to discuss our most anticipated upcoming reads!

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Starting this past January, MysteryPeople (in the corporeal form of Scott Montgomery and Molly Odintz) will join Hopeton Hay on KAZI Book Review to talk about our favorite mysteries of the past month, as well as our most anticipated read for the up-and-coming month.

Our next appearance on the show is this upcoming Sunday, March 27, where we will join Hopeton Hay and Tim Chamberlain for a live interview of author Lisa Lutz to discuss her latest novel, The Passenger. Lisa Lutz is one of our favorite authors here at the store – we love her Spellman Files series, and we’re excited about her latest, which takes a departure from her previous work. After the interview portion, we’ll discuss our favorite mysteries of March, and our most anticipated reads out in April.

Tune in to 88.7 FM the last Sunday of each month between 12:30 and 1 PM, or stream live, to finally put a voice to all those book reviews you’ve been reading. If you don’t live in the Austin area, you can stream KAZI Book Review online – just go to their website and click “listen live” to stream. Check out the KAZI Book Review Blog for recorded interviews with a diverse array of writers, including many of our favorite mystery novelists.

Hopeton Hay, on his show KAZI Book Review, has interviewed many of the best authors writing today, including Harlan Coben, Reed Farrel Coleman, Philip Kerr, Attica Locke, Walter Mosley, National Book Award winners James McBride and Jesmyn Ward, and Pulitzer Prize winners Liaquat Ahamad and T.J. Stiles, in a diverse array of genres. Mr. Hay contributed to our compilation of MysteryPeople’s Top 100 Crime and Suspense Novels, and he’s currently organizing a book festival to take place in Pflugerville at the Pflugerville Public Library. Included in the festival, among many other panels, will be a panel dedicated to discussing the MysteryPeople Top 100 list.

The Pflugerville Book Pfestival will take place Saturday, April 16th, and Sunday, April 17th. We’ll bring you more information closer to the date, and in the meantime, go to their event page to find out more.

We’ll be back on Hopeton Hay’s Book Review on Sunday, March 27th, and we hope you all tune in!

You can find copies of Lisa Lutz’s The Passenger on our shelves and via bookpeople.com. All of the books recommended by Scott and Molly are available either on our shelves, by special order, or via bookpeople.com.