March 9, 2010

This week we are featuring DDG's new Scandinavian Crime Writing Interactive Map. Just click on each country to discover our pick for the best book or series from that country! If you pause your mouse over the country a message will pop up as well. Scandinavian crime novels are no longer literature's best kept secret, (see the release of The Girl Who Played With Fire in paperback) but if you haven't taken a dip yet... (ps. our entries for Finland and Denmark are a bit older, we'd love to hear some more current favorites from you!)


This series is just  outstanding. Flawed, compelling characters, realistic loose ends, powerful societal issues, and  unexpected plot turns abound! A stupendously good, dark novel, from a surprising source! Well yes Henning Mankell is  awesome but... An oldie, true, but... This series is a seriously satisfying blend of history, depth, and hard boiled character

Here they are! Our weekly picks for the two best: two hardcover, two paperback, and two children's books. The very best new arrivals to leap out of the box and onto our shelves this week. Call or email us if you want more information on any of these titles, or to have us hold you a copy. Or stop in and check them out in person. We'd love to see you. Thanks as always for sharing your reading with us!

 

Angelology

Angelology
By Trussoni, Danielle
2010-03 - Viking Books
9780670021475 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $27.95 - Your Price: $22.36


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This book has been heavily touted as a darker, more complex, more literary Da Vinci Code type book. If features a dangerous artifact and the revelation that the offspring of Angels and humans, the Nephilim, are a powerful, decadent lot whose grip on world historical power is starting to fade. Early reviews have been stellar. ...More

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession



The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
By Grann, David
2010-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385517928 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $26.95 - Your Price: $21.56


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When you've had a hot non fiction title like The Lost City of Z your next book is assumed excellent until proven otherwise. And so it is here for this collection of fraught with interest non fiction stories by David Grann. ...More

Cheever: A Life



Cheever: A Life
By Bailey, Blake
2010-03 - Vintage Books USA
9781400079681 - Paperback   See Other Formats
List Price $16.95 - Your Price: $13.56


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Cheever, Blake Bailey's acclaimed biography, easily earns The Weekly Top 2 DBBTONIP (Deserving Big Book That's Out Now In Paperback) rating. ...More

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built



Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2010-03 - Anchor Books
9780307277473 - Paperback   See Other Formats
List Price $14.00 - Your Price: $11.20


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Also having no trouble attaining The Weekly Top 2 DBBTONIP (Deserving Big Book That's Out Now In Paperback) rating, is the latest book in The No.1 Ladies Detective series, Tea Time For The Traditionally Built. ...More

Field Trip Day

Field Trip Day
By Plourde, Lynn
2010-03 - Dutton Books
9780525479949 - Hardcover
List Price $16.99 - Your Price: $13.59


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Beloved local author Lynn Plourde's latest picture book is our today. This is the sixth adventure featuring Mrs. Sheperdas' first grade class. ...More

The Bear That Wasn't



The Bear That Wasn't
By Tashlin, Frank
2010-03 - New York Review of Books
9781590173442 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $15.95 - Your Price: $12.76


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Now that Frank Tashlin's wonderful classic The Bear That Wasn't is out in a lovely new edition no one will be able to say that "there's no justice anymore." At least not with any justice. ...More

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