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  • Book review: 'The Troubled Man'

    Book review: 'The Troubled Man'
    Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar." It's that author...
  • AMC explores death in depth in 'The Killing'

    In today's TV world, the most popular crime dramas have an extraordinarily high body count, racking up one or more victims an episode and then starting over the following week with more casualties and a new investigation. Starting with a two-hour...
  • Disney details are key to 'Kingdom Keepers'

    Disney details are key to 'Kingdom Keepers'
    In the mind of Ridley Pearson, Disney villains have plans to take over the world, "it's a small world" dolls are their henchmen, there's a jail beneath Pirates of the Caribbean and mysteries are solved by kids who turn into holograms after the theme parks...
  • Event celebrates love of books

    When the clock struck 4:30 p.m. at the Daily Pilot in the early 1980s, reporter T. Jefferson Parker would unplug his IBM Selectric, grab a thick stack of white paper and run out the door, clutching the typewriter and smiling at his editor. Parker...
  • Book review: 'Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun' by Steve Lopez

    Book review: 'Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun' by Steve Lopez
    Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun Steve Lopez Camino Books: 309 pp., $17.95 paper At most newspapers the first-person singular pronoun, like the nuclear football, is entrusted to one person at a time. Usually cityside columns go to native...
  • Review: "The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Novel" by Henning Mankell

    Review: "The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Novel" by Henning Mankell
    Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar." It's that author...
  • Dark Passages: A butcher's boy returns

    Dark Passages: A butcher's boy returns
    When thrillers work best they not only generate tremendous momentum and create indelible characters worthy of emotional attachment, they also assume the reader is smart. Smart enough to deduce conclusions a little earlier than the characters, to learn...
  • Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood

    Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood
    Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic "Glen or Glenda," has died. She was 88. Fuller, whose show business career included writing...
  • Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough

    Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough
    His friends knew he had a way with words. So when some filmmakers acquainted with Jo Nesbo asked the Norwegian crime writer to suggest a title for their upcoming horror movie, he tried to oblige. After musing on the story — friends go on a...
  • CBS 2011-12 TV schedule: 'CSI,' 'The Good Wife' move

    CBS 2011-12 TV schedule: 'CSI,' 'The Good Wife' move
    America's most-watched network, CBS, revealed its plans for the 2011-12 season Wednesday, introducing five news series and moving "CSI" and "The Good Wife" to new nights. "CSI" will move to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, while "The Good Wife" will air at 8 p.m....
  • Book review: 'Popular Crime' by Bill James

    Book review: 'Popular Crime' by Bill James
    Bill James has revolutionized the way baseball mavens think about the game, but his first love has always been death. Since high school, in addition to demolishing conventional wisdom with his annual "Baseball Abstract," James has apparently been...