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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Top 10 Tuesday - Books on my Spring TBR with authors appearing at Malice Domestic 30


Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly event that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is 'Books On My Spring TBR', which I am tweaking to be 'Books on my Spring TBR with authors appearing at Malice Domestic 30'



Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention that celebrates traditional mysteries (like Agatha Christie wrote).  This year will be the 30th year that this convention has existed.  Awards are given each year in various categories and the awards are called 'Agathas'.  I was lucky enough to get to attend last year and I'm also planning on attending this year.  For my spring TBR, I have selected 10 (well, actually 11) books to attempt to read this spring.  I know I won't get to all of them before the end of April, but I'll give it a shot.   

The first five are the books nominated for 'Best First Novel' at the convention.  All of the authors will be on a panel talking with Margaret Maron (one of my favorite mystery writers) and I'm volunteering to help with that panel.  They are:

















The second group of six are books that were penned by authors that I'll also be seeing when they appear on panels.  Some of the panels I will volunteer to help and some I'll just attend and listen.  Looking forward to trying all these books.




















So, what do you think?  Have you read any books by these authors or do any of these look like books you'd enjoy?  Ever thought about going to a book convention?  They are fun, trust me!

46 comments:

  1. I love how you are reading with themes. Good luck on getting your first group read by April.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/03/eleven-books-i-hope-to-read-this-spring.html

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    1. Yes, good luck indeed. I suspect I will need it. LOL

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  2. Good luck with getting them all read! Look forward to hearing about your adventures at the crime book convention.

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    1. I'll be glad to share what happened. Had fun with that last year.

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  3. Oh wow, I would like all of these! They all look good, oh I hope you have fun at the convention!!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-2018-spring-tbr.html

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    1. Oh, I will have fun. Books, authors, and talking about books for a couple of days. What's not to like? LOL

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  4. This is a lethal list for me, Kay, because I want to add them all to my own reading list. I already have a library copy of The Plot is Murder. I hope to get to the Malice Domestic conference one of these years. Tomorrow I'm heading to the PLA Conference in Philadelphia.

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    1. Hope you have a good time, Catherine!

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  5. Haven't read any of these, but look forward to your reviews!

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    1. Thanks, I'll share what I think eventually. LOL

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  6. The convention sounds so cool! I don't think I've heard of these before, but definitely some new ones for me to check out!

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    1. There are several fan conventions in the mystery world for authors and readers. All present awards.

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  7. That event sounds fabulous! Good luck with the TBR!

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    1. It will be fun - know you have had a good time in NY at BEA.

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  8. The Plot is Murder sounds really good! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  9. Malice Domestic would be such fun to attend! I can also see why these books made your to read list! The Christine Trent one caught my eye and also The Plot is Murder and A Death of No Importance. I hope you enjoy these, Kay! Have a great week!

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    1. Those are certainly great sounding aren't they? Thanks, Wendy!

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  10. Have fun reading them all and looking forward to your reviews, Kay.

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  11. Sounds like a fun event! Helping out with the panels will be lots of fun, I'm sure.

    So many of these books sound good, but the top two are the ones that are really catching my eye. I'll definitely check them out. Thanks, as always, for the great mystery/suspense recommendations!

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    1. It will be fun and I can't wait. I helped with panels last year and had a good time. I'm not signing up for quite so many this year, however.

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  12. Have a great time at the convention!

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  13. The only one of those I have read is Cold, Cold Heart, and I loved it. I would love to go to that convention (if I did not have to fly to get there).

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    1. Yes, you were the one that put Cold, Cold Heart on my list and when I saw the author was attending, I made sure to plan to attend her panel. More to share after the convention. And I have to fly too, sadly. LOL

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  14. Have fun at the convention. I hope you enjoy all these books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I will definitely have fun at the convention! And then come back and tell about it. LOL

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  15. All of these look promising. Cold, Cold Heart and Beyond the Pale look especially good. I hope you have a great time at the convention!

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    1. I know I'll love the conference and I'm excited to get to hear all the authors.

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  16. The book conventions sounds like fun. It must be a good one to be around for 30 years. I hope you have a great time!

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    1. It is a good one and some of the people who attend have been at every one of them. Amazing!

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  17. Loving the authors I haven't seen before, here Kay -- great list!

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    1. Thanks! It's always nice to give new authors a bit of a boost. :-)

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  18. Envious! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  19. I'm excited for you to have this great opportunity. I'm excited also for us - the readers of your blog because I know you'll share that experience with us like your great posts of last year. I love this list - all new to me - and your idea of reading them in prep for your trip. Good luck with your reading.

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    1. Margot, I do indeed plan to share my experience with everyone. With pictures. LOL

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  20. I'm not really familiar with the genre so I don't know any of these books-but hope you enjoy the gathering!

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    1. Oh, I will. I had such a good time last year. It's a little tiring - so much to hear and take part in - but great fun.

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  21. I have a couple of these on my Kindle so I'm excited to see them as nominees! I bet you are counting the days until the convention. You are going to have so much fun! One day I hope I can make it too.

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    1. I am going to have fun and am so glad that I'm going to get to go. I hope you can make it at some point. You do know that Bouchercon (the BIG mystery convention) will be in Dallas in fall 2019? Several of our mystery group say they are going to go. You're invited - just saying. :-)

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  22. All these look fantastic but I'm especially excited for Beyond the Pale. It looks so good! Malice Domestic sounds like a great reason to get these read. One of these days I'm going to go to that one!

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    1. Probably more than a little ambitious, but it will at least remind me about them. Ha!

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  23. I love that you volunteer at this event! I wish there were some closer to here. We get lots of bestselling authors but no conference since Bouchercon in 2012!

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    1. Maybe one day again, Stacy. Bouchercon is going to be in Dallas in 2019. I'm definitely planning on going to that one, as are several of my mystery group members.

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