| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Michael Chabon's best-selling new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” is set in and around Brokeland Records, a used-vinyl record store on the border between Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., where Chabon has lived since the late 1990s. The story follows...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:20 PM
A Lorton, Va., man accused of killing a Berkeley County, W.Va., woman and her 3-year-old son before setting their apartment on fire in 2010 was found guilty Monday by a Berkeley County jury of all three charges he faced.
A jury of eight women and four...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Last week, San Diego once again was the scene for the world's largest and most notable gathering of comic aficionados.
Comic Con is an opportunity for fans the world over to descend onto one city and meet their favorite comic book authors and...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Coming unstuck in time, Pamela Regis was investigating the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. When the clocks struck 13, she dreamt she went to ... to Manderley? — no, McDaniel.
Strange as it might seem, Regis' dream of jumbled-up...
| Jul 26, 2012
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips stopped by to talk about starring as Henry Standing Bear in A&E's "Longmire." And since he loves to cook (and was a judge on "Iron Chef America") we had him and Tamsen compete in a sandwich-making contest.
| Jul 29, 2012
The Twenty-Year Death
Ariel S. Winter
Hard Case Crime: 672 pp., $25.99
Noir is, first and foremost, style. It's like kabuki, or, more to the point, the blues — a folk art defined by its...
| Aug 5, 2012
Henry Holt: 307 pp., $26
I've always been a little suspicious of Benjamin Black. Or, more precisely, of the "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" aspect of his identity. Black, after...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:37 PM
It isn't always a dark and stormy night.
There are no fog-covered moors or howling hounds, no trench-coated detectives or suspicious butlers.
And, in this particular library, you won't find a Mrs. Peacock, a revolver or candlesticks — just a group...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Frazier to read at LAT Festival of Books
Coastline Pilot City Editor Cindy Frazier will read a sample of her writing during the Saturday morning portion of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC.
In an email to colleagues this week, Frazier...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:13 AM
John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:15 AM
His work has been seen by millions — most recently in the Stephen Spielberg film “Lincoln” — but this Hagerstown native might not be easily recognized despite his appearances in scores of movies, television shows and commercials....