Today In Books

Author Implicated In Real Life Murder Mystery: Today in Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, published by Ecco.

“Just One More Thing…”

This one sounds like something straight out of Columbo. An Oregon romance writer was charged with murdering her husband, a chef at a Portland culinary school. The June shooting was a mystery with no suspects, until now. Nancy Crampton-Brophy has authored a number of novels, including The Wrong Husband, a suspense romance about a woman escaping an abusive and powerful husband. According to the article, “Police and prosecutors remained silent on possible motive.”

Customer Wins Bookstore For £20

In “living the dream” news, bookstore customer Ceisjan Van Heerden won an indie bookstore in a £20 raffle. He was one of 59 participants vying for Bookends in Cardigan, Wales. The store’s original owner decided to raffle it off rather than sell it when worsening osteoarthritis made him decide on an early retirement. Happily, Bookends owner Paul Morris said of the winner, “[Ceisjan] is a regular customer and I’m really pleased it was him – he wants to run it.”

The Hate U Give Release Date Moves Up 2 Weeks

Edit those calendars! The release date for the adaptation of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give has been moved up two weeks to October 5. That is, it’s opening in limited release on October 5, and then widening its release on the original October 19 premiere date. So check those showtimes.


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