| Apr 24, 2011
Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun
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...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 10:21 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2011
"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million.
The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot...
| Mar 6, 2011
Today's news stories abound with accounts of men who do unspeakable things to women. Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon, nor will such events go away. But whether it's the sex charges leveled against Wikileaks front man Julian Assange, ABC News' Lara...
| Nov 3, 2010
"My butt was so big, I could serve dinner for eight on it." Rim shot. One hundred pounds lighter and with a considerably smaller derriere, keynote speaker author and radio talk show host Mother Love regaled her audience of more than 1,000 women at the...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 11:39 AM
Television actress Kathryn Erbe says she got a "very bad feeling" from an accused stalker when he approached her on location.
The star of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" testified Wednesday in Brooklyn at the federal trial of Charles Nagel. The...
| Nov 7, 2010
Say the word "Appalachia" in some variant or another and the probability is pretty high that someone will come back with a humorous remark — or one he or she thinks is funny, but isn't. It's a region that stretches as far north as the state of New...
| Nov 14, 2010
Channel-surf almost any night of the week in Britain and chances are you'll come across a gruesome crime drama featuring a dark and tortured soul whose brutal, morally repellent deeds make you recoil in horror.
And that's just the detective.
| Jul 2, 2012
| 12:58 AM
HARTFORD, CT -- While Steven Hayes sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom.
Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred,...
| Nov 18, 2010
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
| May 8, 2011
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...