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What is MysteryPeople?

  • Austin's largest mystery bookstore, conveniently located inside of Austin's largest independent bookstore, BookPeople!
  • A destination for mystery and crime fiction lovers to find out what's new and noteworthy on the shelves from our genre experts.
  • A place to learn about books and authors the major chains may ignore.
  • Events! Events! Events! Meet your favorite writer, discover a rising new voice in the genre, join other mystery and crime fiction writers at a meeting of the Hard Word Book Club, take a class on the History of Mystery – it's all free, courtesy of MysteryPeople!
  • MysteryPeople is more than just BookPeople's Mystery section – it's a hub of information, expertise, and connections to great writers. Keep up with MysteryPeople via facebook, blog and newsletter to keep up with other fans, indie and major publishers, and mystery writers themselves.
Subscribe to the MysteryPeople newsletter! You'll receive a monthly email about the latest releases in our Mystery section, news from the world of mystery and crime fiction writing, and a listing of upcoming MysteryPeople events. To receive the newsletter, CLICK HERE.
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"Scott is one of the foremost experts on crime fiction. I'd put him up against any college professor in a test of wits anytime. He saw the many influences that went into this book — as diverse as classic Burt Reynolds films to Dashiell Hammett to the crime fiction of William Faulkner. Not much escapes Scott."  -Bestselling Author Ace Atkins talking about the heart and soul of MysteryPeople, Crime Fiction Coordinator, Scott.