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Murder by the Book

Map & Directions 2342 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005


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Houston's Mystery Bookstore since 1980! Winner of the 2004 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Nominated for PUBLISHERS WEEKLY's Bookseller of the Year (2007, '08, '09, '10).

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  • MadMac wrote a review for Murder by the Book
    on 05/30/13

    Murder by the Book is the best book store in Houston, if not Texas. Yes, I know we're supposed to reserve that for the Brazos Bookstore a block down Bissonnet. And for liturature it may be. However for mystery, thriller, suspense, and crime, there is no store that serves it's customer's interests better. You won't meet Walter Mosley at any other book store in Houston. As HP notes... More >>

  • on 05/06/09

    There are sometimes as many as six author appearances a week at Murder by the Book. That's reason enough to love it. Add that the store specializing in mysteries has an ­extensive range of titles and an incredibly knowledgeable staff, and it's easy to see why it wins our Best Bookstore award. Authors ­routinely alter their tour plans to stop at Murder by the Book, which they say... More >>

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  • Roy C. on 01/06/12

    Be sure to checkout the Staff Selections if you need a place to start since its a specialty store.

  • Gordy S. on 03/05/14

    Watch the website for the author schedule. They get a lot of big names to come for signings!

  • Jon T. on 01/22/14

    A great little specialty book store. Tons of signings. How did it take me five years to find this place!

  • Jenn C. on 05/15/12

    Great book signing events. Have met some of my favorite authors.

  • Emily P. on 10/28/11

    Pick up a copy of CEMETERY GIRL by David J. Bell!

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