So the last mystery you read involved one or both of the Hardy boys? Not a big fan, you say? Well, do yourself a favor and check out this store, now celebrating its 25th year of providing the best whodunits around. The folks at MBTB love their genre, and their passion is contagious. They publish their own quarterly newsletter (The Dead Beat Magazine), host author discussions/signings and offer monthly book discussion groups. Owner Martha Farrington was even honored by the Mystery Writers of America, who this year gave her their Raven Award, for "outstanding achievement in the mystery world." Get a clue and go to this store -- it's elementary, Watson.
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