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NF02: 2012: BOOKS TO DIE FOR

AWARDS
Winner: 2012 Agatha Award (Best Nonfiction), with Declan Burke
Winner: 2013 Anthony Award (Best Critical Nonfiction Work), with Declan Burke
Nominee: 2013 Edgar Award (Best Critical/Biographical), with Declan Burke
Nominee: 2013 H.R.F. Keating Award, with Declan Burke

DESCRIPTION
Edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke.

BOOKS TO DIE FOR is a unique, must-have anthology for any fan of the mystery genre, featuring personal essays from 120 of the world’s most beloved and renowned crime writers on the mysteries and thrillers that they most admire, edited by two of their own - John Connolly and Declan Burke.

Tana French on The Secret History by Donna Tartt; Jo Nesbø on Jim Thompson’s Pop. 1280; Kathy Reichs on The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris; Michael Connelly on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister, and Charlaine Harris on Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male: these are just a few of the 120 internationally best-selling mystery writers showcased in this collection - a book every reader of crime fiction should own.

In the most ambitious anthology of its kind ever compiled, each author pays a deeply personal tribute to one mystery that means the most to them, explaining why that book affects them and how it has influenced their own work.  This collection presents a treasure trove of works in the mystery genre by the people who know it best, and is an essential guide for all readers and writers.

Visit the BOOKS TO DIE FOR website.

COPYRIGHT
©2012 Bad Dog Books Limited
©2012 Declan Burke

FIRST PUBLISHED
Hodder & Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.) (published without a dust-jacket)
HB - 752 pages - 30 August 2012 - ISBN: 9781444756500

Atria/Emily Bestler Books (US & Canada)
HB - xxx pages - 02 October 2012 - ISBN: 9781451696578

NOTES
Given out at book-signing events relating to this book were a set of 'baseball cards' depicting cover artwork on the front and brief notes on the back for each of the titles referred to in the text.
I have accrued some spares for swapping as listed here:
  • 3x DECLAN BURKE - Slaughter's Hound (2012)
  • 3x JAMES LEE BURKE - The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007)
  • 1x JOHN CONNOLLY - The Wrath Of Angels (2012)
  • 4x PATRICIA DANIELS CORNWELL - Post-Mortem (1990)
  • 2x THOMAS HARRIS - The Silence Of The Lambs (1988)
  • 4x JOHN LE CARRE - The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1963)
  • 1x LAURA LIPPMAN - What The Dead Know (2007)
  • 2x DONNA TARTT - The Secret History (1992)
Anybody interested in swapping? Please contact me HERE.

THE COLLECTED
  1. UK First Edition HB (signed by John Connolly)
  2. 2x Advanced Tickets to 'John Connolly invites you to join him to discuss Classic Crime' event on 08.09.2012 at Topping & Company Booksellers, The Paragon, Bath, UK (unsigned)
  3. Hodder & Stoughton event board used at event on 08.09.2012 at Toppings Bookshop, Bath, UK (unsigned). (This event was a joint one for THE WRATH OF ANGELS) (unsigned)
  4. Photographs of the event
  5. VIDEO of the event
  6. 'Baseball cards' as listed here:
  • JAMES LEE BURKE - The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007)
  • DECLAN BURKE - Slaughter's Hound (2012)
  • JOHN CONNOLLY - The Wrath Of Angels (2012)
  • PATRICIA DANIELS CORNWELL - Post-Mortem (1990)
  • SUE GRAFTON - "A" Is For Alibi (1982)
  • THOMAS HARRIS - The Silence Of The Lambs (1988)
  • JOHN LE CARRE - The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1963)
  • LAURA LIPPMAN - What The Dead Know (2007)
  • ROSS MACDONALD - The Goodbye Look (1969)
  • DONNA TARTT - The Secret History (1992)