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Our Discussion On: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)

written by Patricia

MAF members braved cold temperatures to meet and discuss The Cuckoo’s CallingJ. K. Rowling’s first foray into writing a mystery. 

Horotiz with Book Cover & Lori Rader-Day

Our Discussion on: "The Word is Murder" by Anthony Horowitz & Surprise Guest !

written by Patricia

Who better to talk about a mystery writer who is a character in his own book -- than another mystery writer! Lori Rader-Day kindly joined us to provide that perspective to our discussion this month!

Luisa Buehler is coming to LLD AuthorFest Nov.30th

Guess Who's Coming to Lisle Library's AuthorFest on Nov. 30th? Our Luisa!

written by Patricia

Murder Among Friends (MAF)'s own author member, Luisa Buehler, will be on the LLD AuthorFest panel joining 5 other area authors for a Q & A with Lisle Library patrons followed by book signings!

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The 2019 Anthony Award Nominees -- And Winners!

written by Patricia

We've updated the list of this year's Anthony Award nominees to include the winners!  The Anthonys are awarded at each year's Bouchercon -- the largest of all crime conventions for all subgenres of mystery. 

Ragnar Jonasson with Snowblind cover

Our Discussion On: "Snowblind" by Ragnar Jonasson

written by Patricia

November's book, Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson was a challenging read -- and MAF members found much to talk about!

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First Folio Theater is presenting "Sherlock's Last Case" at Mayslake Peabody Estate!

written by Patricia

Now playing at the Mayslake Peabody estate in Oakbrook, here's a chance to experience Sherlock "live"!

Locke with Bluebird, Bluebird book cover

Our Discussion On: "Bluebird, Bluebird" by Attica Locke

written by Patricia

See what MAF had to say about this best-selling book (and up-coming TV series!) 

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Take a Mystery Journey at Morton Arboretum!

written by Patricia

This month Morton Arboretum's Walking Plays features A Sherlock Scandal -- with gender switched Holmes and Watson!

Innocence of Father Brown Cover with Author

Our Discussion on: "The Innocence of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton

written by Patricia

MAF spends time with both the written character of Father Brown, and his BBC TV alter-ego!

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The 2019 Thriller Awards Updated Once Again -- With the Winners Highlighted

written by Patricia

The 2019 Thriller Awards were presented July 13th at ThrillerFest in NYC. We've updated the list to highlight the winners in red!  You can still check out any of these great reads from our catalog! Just click on the book's cover to use the link.

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Our Picks for MAF Discussion Books in 2020!

written by Patricia

A stalwart group met Thursday night to determine which wonderful books we'll be reading in 2020! 

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MAF Author Linda Castillo Has New Kate Burkholder Book Coming Out July 16th!

written by Patricia

We read Sworn to Silence, the first book in Linda's popular Kate Burkholder series as a MAF discussion book back in 2014. Shamed is the 11th book in the series -- and is just being released July 16th! You can put a hold on our copy even now! ALSO FYI: Linda will be at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove on July 18th at 7:00 p.m. Contact the store for details. She'd love to see you there!

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Our Discussion On: "Trust Me" -- With Author Hank Phillippi Ryan Attending!

written by Patricia

Murder Among Friends (MAF) was thrilled to catch up with Hank on her first stand-alone, Trust Me!

Author Jill Orr with book cover for "The Good Byline"

Our Discussion On: "The Good Byline" With It's Author, Jill Orr

written by Patricia

MAF had a great time visiting with author Jill Orr and seeing her through Skype!

Agatha and Edgar 2019 Winners & Bookmarks

Both the Agatha and the Edgar Award Winners Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

Mystery Award ceremonies have flowered in May! Both the Edgar awards, given by mystery authors who are members of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and the Agatha awards, given by attendess of the Malice Domestic mystery con, have been announced. 

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