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  • Now that Kenneth Brannagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express has steamed into theaters, it’s high time to draw attention to the many knock-offs and also-rans that cropped up in the wake of Agatha Christie’s 1934 hit novel. When you have such a rich concept as “locked room mystery, but on a moving vehicle,” it’s not hard to imagine others exploiting it.

  • Ten Dead Comedians is out today! Pick up a copy, but in the meantime, find out what comedic style best fits you. Once you do, share your comedy type on social media using one of the cards below. Don't forget to tag us and use the hashtag #TenDeadComedians!

    Oh, and don't forget to play a game of CLUE in our Instagram Murder Mystery! Solve the crime to be entered to win a Murder Mystery Pack.

    Infographic created for Quirk Books by Michael Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.

  • It’s World Asteroid Day, and we here at Quirk were wondering what the big deal is with asteroids. Sure, you can read about what people will do when faced with imminent asteroid impact, like in Ben H. Winter’s The Last Policeman. But what about the asteroids themselves? We were able to get an exclusive interview with Asteroid 243 Toutatis to talk about its hopes, dreams, and future.

  • Hollywood executives constantly seem to be looking for the next amazing bestseller to turn into a massive blockbuster movie (this last year has seen success in everything from comic books like Deadpool and Marvel’s Civil War, to popular thrillers like Gone Girl.)  Yet when it comes to reality TV, the background of carefully composed reality shows have provided plenty of narratives for novel plotlines – The Hunger Games was famously influenced by Survivor, while The Bachelor provides a wry backbone for Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible. 

  • Actually, this coming Sunday is Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday. But it's a good day to remember his famous creation. One reason the consulting detective remains popular in the 21st century is that his approach to crime-solving was ahead of its time. Here's a review.

  • Sometimes your mom is the hardest person to shop for. How to you choose a gift good enough for someone who spent years changing your diapers, taking care of you when you were sick, and making sure you had good stuff to read?

    We don’t know how to recommend a gift that matches your mom’s commitment, but if your mom is in a book club, we can recommend Mother’s Day gifts that are more personal than a scented candle. Let us walk you through five ways to make your mom the most impressive member of her literary group.

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