A Conversation with Margaret Maron

A Conversation with Margaret Maron

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | si[email protected] In 2013, the Mystery Writers of America celebrated Margaret Maron’s contributions to the mystery genre by naming her a Grand Master – and no wonder. As the author of more than 28 mystery novels, Margaret has been keeping readers enthralled since the release of the first Sigrid Harald novel, One Coffee With, in 1981. Her upcoming novel, Designated Daughters, the 19th in the Deborah Knott series, will be published in the United States on August 12, 2014. Read the interview at TheReadingRoom

10 Must-Read Family Dramas

10 Must-Read Family Dramas

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | [email protected] Here at TheReadingRoom, we’re super-excited about the forthcoming release of Us by David Nicholls (author of One Day), which is an honest and deftly funny novel about what holds marriages and families together. It’s the story of a husband trying to rescue the relationship with the woman he loves, and a father striving to get closer to the son who has always felt like a stranger. And it got us thinking: what are the best books about families? Specifically, what books do we consider the 10 Must-Read Family Dramas? The Slap by Christos …

What did you read this week?

What did you read this week?

  By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | [email protected] Every Friday, we highlight some of the books members of TheReadingRoom community read during the week. The Farm by Tom Rob Smith “The Farm is a mystery and psychological thriller, which is surprising given the content is not driven by action so much as learning the truth about what took place. The plot is tight and the tension is palpable, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.” – Carpe Librum More >   One Day by David Nicholls “Nicholls manages to evoke plenty of laughter, but also tears (occasionally at …