The Business of Mystery, the Mystery of Business

May 2008
Book Publishing Report;May2008, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p12
Trade Publication
The article discusses the performance of the mystery book category in the first quarter of 2008 and compares it to its performance in 2007 in the U.S. The monthly national poll was conducted in independent bookstores to determine how readers pick a mystery book. About 29.9 percent responded that business was a little better and 11.9 percent thought that business was worse.


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