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The Mystery Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem
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The Mystery Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem (Paperback)


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Whodunit? Taking the ""mystery"" out of serving mystery fans in the library, authors and avid mystery fans John Charles, Joanna Morrison, and Candace Clark uncover the evidence in this comprehensive and fun readers' advisory. Covering the popular mystery genre from collection development to programming and marketing tips, this is the one-stop source for librarians and mystery readers alike. In this handy reference, you'll find an introduction to the world of mystery, a step-by-step guide on how to interview readers in order to match their tastes with stories (""Do you like noir or cozy?""), programming ideas, marketing strategies, and collection development tips on the sticky issues of weeding, paperbacks, and obtaining out-of-print titles. The second half of the book presents two winning booklists organized by themes (e.g., Classic, Ecclesiastical, Cozy) and subgenres (e.g., Private Investigator, Legal Thrillers, True Crime). And a where-to-go guide for more specifics includes reference information, review literature, specialty publishers, and Websites. Packed with information, this user-friendly book will help you to: Develop your understanding of the mystery world - its awards (Edgar and Dagger), popular publications (The Drood Review and Mystery Review), hot authors, and more; Build an enticing mystery collection; Make insightful mystery recommendations to curious readers; Organize discussion groups and author programs; Market the library and its mystery center; This latest installment in the popular ALA Readers' Advisory series offers a crash course in the world of mystery. If you'd like to create a dynamic mystery center in your library but don't know where to start, solve the puzzle using the clues in The Mystery Readers' Advisory.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksLibrary, archive & information managementReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information services Publisher: American Library Association Publication Date: 31/05/2002 ISBN-13: 9780838908112  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Charles has worked as a reference librarian and fiction selector for the Scottsdale Public Library System since 1991. He has coauthored articles on collection development and genre fiction for Library Journal and Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) and has twice received the Romance Writer's of America Veritas oward. A reviewer for Library Journal, VOYA, and Booklist, he and Joanna Morrison write an annual article on the "Best Adult Mysteries for Young Adults" for VOYA. Charles received a master's degree in library science from the University of Arizona. Candace Clark began working for the Scottsdale Public Library System in 1975. Since 1986, she has worked as a Youth Services Librarian where, in addition to selecting materials for the youth services collection, she is involved in programming for children, teens, and adults. She is cohost of "Booktalk," a Scottsdale-based cable television show for which she reviews new adult fiction and nonfiction and interviews a variety of local and nationally recognized authors. Clark has served as Chair of the Children's Services Roundtable for the Arizona Library Association and has presented programs at its annual conference as well as for the Maricopa County Library Council's Continuing Education program. Joanna Morrison is a reference librarian and nonfiction selector for the Scottsdale Public Library System in Scottsdale, Arizona. She spent five years as a high school English and literature teacher and has been a librarian for ten years. She reviews mysteries for VOYA and joins John Charles in creating an annual VOYA survey of the year's best adult mysteries for young adults. Morrison has presented readers' advisory programs for Arizona State Library Association conferences and received her master's degree in library science from the University of Arizona.

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