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Book Review: Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery (Paperback Edition)
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Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Fred Van Lente
Publisher: Quirk Books
Paperback release date: June 5, 2018

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is probably the most famous fictional murder-mystery, and has launched countless inspired tales since its 1939 publication that use the “locked room” setting. Even if you’ve never read the novel, you know how this type of whodunit goes — a group of people are lured to an isolated location and are killed off one by one, leaving everyone a suspect. Now what if the people being murdered were comedians? That’s what we get in Fred Van Lente‘s Ten Dead Comedians, which gets a paperback release from Quirk Books this week.

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BookCon 2018: Quirk Books Spotlight
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BookCon 2018: Quirk Books Spotlight

The nerds and geeks descended upon the Jacob Javits Center in NYC for BookExpo Thursday and Friday and BookCon Saturday and Sunday. Publishers, large and small, displayed their books for media outlets, educators, librarians, writers, and more… with freebies galore. One of GoD’s very favorite publishers, Quirk Books, were busy beavers with several book signings and a display of delights.

See below for a spotlight on Quirk Books and their upcoming titles.

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Book Review: My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
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My Lady’s Choosing
An Interactive Romance Novel
Paperback | Kindle
By Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
Quirk Books
Release Date: April 3rd, 2018

I’ve often thought of myself as a plucky heroine, ready to stand by my man and hold my own, while we go on a dashing adventure. As a fan of both romance novels (what? I have layers…) and choose-your-own-adventure books, I feel that Quirk Books’ newest tome blends the best of both to give you multiple romantic entanglements.

So I was off to my romantic adventure in My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris.

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Book Spotlight: Princesses Behaving Badly
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Quirk Books
Hardcover Release Date: November 19, 2013
Trade Paperback Release Date: March 6, 2018

Contrary to the popular Disney belief, all princesses do not determinedly sing their troubles away, either the old-fashioned way of waiting for the prince or the new-fashioned way of saving themselves with a perfectly happy ending. Real princesses are fearless (or feared) leaders, fierce warriors, or women who just don’t give a damn what anyone thinks about them. And many of their stories do not end happily ever after. And thanks to Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History Without The Fairy-Tale Endings, we can learn more about these royal leaders.

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Book Review: Cinemaps: An Atlas Of 35 Great Movies
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Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies

Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies
Hardcover | Kindle
By Andrew DeGraff (Illustrations), A.D. Jameson (Essays)
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release date: October 24, 2017

In the Introduction to his new book Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies, illustrator Andrew DeGraff (Plotted: A Literary Atlas) accurately describes how the children of the baby boomers grew up repeatedly watching films in the 70s and 80s, dissecting every second, learning dialogue, and analyzing all aspects. That’s a spot-on assessment of that generation, known as Generation X — of which I am one, as is DeGraff. Our generation grew up obsessed with movies at a time when there was no such thing as the Internet and Netflix where films are readily available at the touch of a button, so we really clung on to whatever we could access. That’s why an offering like Cinemaps, which visually delves into the minute details of all our favorite films, is such a treasure.

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