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A Mystery Writer’s Manhattan: Part One

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"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world." — The Great Gatsby

The isle of Manhattan has played host and muse to countless authors past and present. Many even call it home. With its steel canyons, dark alleys, and sea of citizens, it is a borough bursting at the seam wtih stories. 

Manhattan Mayhem, an anthology from Mystery Writers of America (and edited by Mary Higgins Clark!) hit the shelves this week. To celebrate the gorgeous tome, we asked some of the contributing authors to share their favorite local haunts, and give us a glimpse into their mysterious Manhattan. 


Posted by Julie Leung

June’s Quirk Perk: Horrorstör

Horrostör by Grady Hendrix: $3.99!

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Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio.

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June’s Quirk Perk: Haute Dogs for $3.99!

Haute Dogs by Russell Van Kraayenburg: $3.99!

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Haute Dogs gives the classic cookout staple a fresh and tasty twist, with recipes inspired by everything from south-of-the-border BBQ to Japanese fusion to modern food-cart cuisine.

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Lessons Learned at BEA/BookCon 2015 (+ Giveaway)!

"It's like geek heaven, you gotta check it out!" — anonymous guy on his phone at our BEA/Bookcon booth, who basically gave us the best endorsement ever. 

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Hang out with Quirk Books at BEA & BookCon! (Signing Schedule + Giveaways)

It's BEA & BookCon week, folks! And we couldn't be more honored to share the show floor with you! Come by our booth (#3250) this week, so we can hang out with our totes out!

Check our author signings and book drop schedule below for optimal booth drive-bys. 

Posted by Julie Leung

A Geeky Mother’s Day Q&A with Sam and Nancy Maggs

We at Quirk Books have the distinct pleasure of being book midwives to Sam Maggs' The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy. And as we got to know the fantastic author behind all the geeky gal wisdom, we also got to know her biggest fan — her mom, Nancy! Sam and Nancy are huge supporters of one another online and off, and it's been amazing to watch them take conventions like C2E2 by storm. With Nancy as her mom, it's no surprise to us that Sam is the kick-butt feminista she is today. So this Mother's Day, we wanted to chat with these excellent ladies on what being an unstoppable mother/daughter duo is all about! 

Posted by Julie Leung