New books featuring veteran detectives Vera Stanhope and Sharon McCone. Perhaps they could save Seattle Mystery Bookshop? For years, Seattle Mystery Bookshop (SMB) has offered used and new books, friendly expertise and personalized recommendations to its loyal customers. It has also hosted countless local and visiting authors for signings and informal schmoozing sessions. It saddens me to report, then, that SMB has fallen victim to the market forces that have killed so many indie bookstores.
takes a look at Mike Cooper’s engrossing heist novel “The Downside” and Colin Cotterill’s “The Rat Catchers’ Olympics,” starring Dr. Siri Paiboun. It’s a pleasure to watch pros doing what they do best, and that includes the big-ticket heist artists in Mike Cooper’s engrossing “The Downside” (Mysterious Press, 300 pp., $14.99 paperback original). Forget sissified cybercrime.
Penny, who lives in a small Quebec town not unlike the Three Pines of her novels, returns with another strong outing for Armand Gamache. The village of Three Pines, as imagined by the outstanding Canadian writer Louise Penny in “Glass Houses” (Minotaur, 400 pp., $28.99), lies hidden in rural Québec. It’s an idyllic refuge from the daily stress of his job for Armand Gamache, the veteran cop now heading the province’s police department.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".