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The Breaker – Marcia Muller
Texas Ranger – James Patterson
Feared – Lisa Scottoline
The Money Shot – Stuart Woods
Tailspin – Sandra Brown
Relic – Alan Dean Foster
Abandoned – Allison Brennan
Young Adult/Junior Fiction
Blood of Wonderland – Colleen Oaks
Catwoman – Sarah Maas
Featured Author of the Month
This month’s featured author is Marcia Muller born September 28, 1944. She is an American author of fictional mystery and thriller novels. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and graduated in English from the University of Michigan and worked as a journalist at Sunset magazine.
A Native and resident of the Detroit area, Marcia was born and raised in a home that was full of books. At the age of twelve, Marcia Muller self-published three reproductions of her first novel that was a story about her dog. Her first novel was filled with primitive illustrations, but regardless of this fact it still garnered mostly positive reviews. In the early months of 1970, after she had just moved to the state of California, Marcia Muller was still unemployed hence she began experimenting on mystery novels. The thirty-something years that followed after her arrival in California, Marcia Muller has written 35 plus novels three of which she has collaborated with her husband, Bill Pronzini.
Marcia Muller has written many novels and short stories. She has won six Anthony Awards, a Shamus Award, and is also the recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award (their highest accolade). She lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini.
Muller has written many novels featuring her Sharon McCone female private detective character. Vanishing Point won the Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel. Muller had been nominated for the Shamus Award four times previously.