February 27, 2017

Spring Mystery Announcements

SPONSORED BY: Oceanview Publishing, Severn House Publishers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Felony & Mayhem Press and Library Journal and Library Journal

EVENT DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT

This archive is no longer available.

While library budgets remain tight and the rise of ebooks have flattened print book circulation, Library Journal’s recently published 2012 Book Buying Survey also finds that mysteries still rule supreme in public libraries. In fiction circulation, the genre leads the pack by a whopping 97 percent, a reflection of readers opting to escape a rough economy and worse politics. Some mystery buffs choose the comfort of cozies or traditional Golden Age mysteries; others prefer to do a little time traveling with historicals. Then there are those readers who enjoy exploring the world with police procedurals and espionage thrillers set in exotic locales; other adventurous fans like a bit of the paranormal mixed in with their crime fiction. Whatever their literary tastes, these mystery lovers will be coming to you for the latest titles by their favorite authors and new discoveries by rising stars.To find the right books that will help your library patrons escape their worries for a while, join us for this webcast presentation in which our four featured publishers will share their hottest spring mysteries.


David Ivester, Marketing and Publicity Manager, Oceanview Publishing

David Ivester is very proud to represent Oceanview Publishing in his capacity as the Marketing and Publicity Manager.  He has an extensive background in the book industry, including Assistant Store Manager for Barnes & Noble and Regional Merchandising Manager for a division of Borders.

David obtained his degree in Applied Music and Music Education from Auburn University, and enjoys applying his creative talents.  David is a voracious reader of virtually all genres, but especially enjoys mystery, thriller and suspense.  How lucky is he to be associated with Oceanview?

Kate Lyall-Grant, commissioning editor at Severn House/Creme de la Crime

Kate Lyall Grant joined Severn House in spring 2010, where she has been concentrating on building the crime and thriller list, and establishing the new Crème de la Crime imprint, designed to showcase the best of British crime fiction.  Before joining Severn House, Kate worked as a senior commissioning editor at Hodder & Stoughton and, most recently, Simon & Schuster UK.

Katrina Kruse, Marketing Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Katrina Kruse is a manager in the marketing department at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she specializes in books on Birds, Words, Curds, and Murds AKA field guides, dictionaries, cookbooks, and mysteries.

Maggie Topkis, publisher and founder of Felony and Mayhem Press

Maggie Topkis is the publisher of Felony & Mayhem Press and a founder of Partners & Crime, a bookstore in New York City. Both the press and the shop specialize in mystery fiction. She sold her first book when she was 12, and has been selling mystery books exclusively since Reagan was in office.

Moderated by:

Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal

Can’t make it on March 22? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

Follow us on Twitter! @LJEvents #ljmystery

Click here to review Library Journal‘s Privacy Policy.

This archive expires September 22, 2012.