Monday, January 02, 2012

MysteryPeople, a Mystery Bookstore

I want to share information about a mystery bookstore with you. This information was sent to me by Julie Wernersbach of MysteryPeople. 

MysteryPeople, Austin,Texas' largest mystery bookstore, located inside of BookPeople,Texas' largest independent bookstore, just launched a brand new MysteryPeople blog. Since Hilary Davidson recommended my blog to them, I thought I’d mention them. Everyone knows I’m a big supporter of independent bookstores. And, someday, when I get to Austin to visit a librarian friend, I hope to visit MysteryPeople.

Launched in the fall of 2010 by Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery, MysteryPeople is a destination for mystery and crime fiction lovers to find out what’s new and noteworthy from their genre experts, and a place to learn about books and authors the major chain bookstores may ignore. They also host many author events throughout the year, bringing both unknown authors as well as bestselling writers such as George Pelecanos and John Sandford to Austin to meet readers.

One of Scott's great talents is finding that diamond writer in the rough and building a readership via his book reviews, Q&A's, and general love of the work. A regular moderator at Bouchercon, he's also friends with many well-known crime fiction writers. His expertise and love of the genre have created a wonderful community for crime fiction fans which they are now working to expand.

MysteryPeople has seen tremendous growth in the last year via BookPeople's blog, MysteryPeople's monthly e-newsletter, the many author events they’ve hosted, and Scott's tireless reading, writing, reviewing, and interviewing.  They’re excited to now have their own dedicated home on the web.

Here's a link to the site:


Karen C said...

Looks interesting - thanks!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Karen. I signed up for their newsletter.