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Mary Stanton: Mary Stanton's Blog: Best-Selling Crime Fiction Author, Claudia Bishop, Is a Bookseller for a Day
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    Best-Selling Crime Fiction Author, Claudia Bishop, Is a Bookseller for a Day

    Claudia Bishop (aka Mary Stanton), best-selling author of the Hemlock Falls mystery series, and member of Sisters in Crime, an international organization founded to support the professional development of women writing crime fiction will work as a volunteer staffer at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of a Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day celebration.

    The event, produced by Sisters in Crime, is designed to thank librarians and booksellers for 25 years of support of the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime was established with an organizational meeting held in New York City in the spring of 1987.

    “Bookstores and libraries are a national treasure, says Bishop, because they provide access to books and people who love them to every single American who chooses to walk in the door.”

    On April 21, a select group of Sisters in Crime member authors will be volunteering in bookstores and libraries in their hometowns from Albany, New York, to Honolulu, Hawaii, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., local time. In addition, SinC’s more than 3,000 members worldwide are gearing up to go into libraries and bookstores on that day to personally thank the booksellers and librarians they find working behind the counters and in the stacks.

    Bishop (aka Mary Stanton), was born in Winter Park, and now lives in West Palm Beach, published her first novel in 1988. In all, Stanton has written nineteen mystery novels, two adult fantasy novels, eleven novels for middle-grade readers (including the successful series, The Unicorns of Balinor), and three scripts for a television cartoon series. For more information, visit marystanton.com.

    Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore is located at 273 NE 2nd Avenue in the Pineapple Grove section of Delray Beach. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. The store may be reached at 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net.

    Sisters in Crime is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year. The organization is made up of more than 3,000 members and 48 chapters worldwide authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians and others who love mysteries. Visit Sisters in Crime online at sistersincrime.org.

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    2. Angel Condemned

      The fifth novel in the Beaufort & Company Mystery series. In stores now!

      “The intrepid heroine deals with nasty demons, haughty nephilim and evil with aplomb as if that is an everyday occurrence. She anchors the whimsical paranormal tale with solid footing in two realms, but then again she has friends in high places.” — The Mystery Gazette

    1. Angel's Verdict by Mary Stanton
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    2. Angel's Verdict

      The fourth book in the acclaimed Beaufort and Company Mystery series — out now!

      “The latest Beaufort & Company mystery is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike. Stanton has penned a tale that will keep the reader’s interest to the very end and even experienced mystery readers will say, ‘Didn’t see that coming!’ at critical points. Larger-than-life characters—human and temporal—infuse the story with humor and empathy.” — Romantic Times (4 stars)

    1. Avenging Angels
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    2. Avenging Angels

      “Stanton’s third Beaufort & Company mystery is a gem. It’s an original and thought-provoking concept, and Stanton’s imagination knows no bounds. Her characters — both dead and alive — are ones you want to spend time with and get to know better.” — Romantic Times (4-1/2 stars)

      The third book in the series! On sale now!

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    2. Angel's Advocate

      “Another fabulous entry in the paranormal Beaufort & Company series…a very enjoyable and fast paced novel that is filled with unconventional characters…definitely one of the top ten books of the year!”
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    1. Defending Angels
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    2. Defending Angels

      “Intriguing and wholly different and original. I was hooked from page one. Defending Angels is at once charming, erudite and chilling. This book should give Mary Stanton the same kind of cult following usually reserved for Charlaine Harris!”
      — Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of The Molly Murphy Mysteries and Her Royal Spyness

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