| Sep 23, 2012
The Cutting Season
Harper/Dennis Lehane Books: 374 pp., $25.99
How much do I admire Attica Locke's second novel, "The Cutting Season"? To answer that, I need to go back to her 2009 debut,...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:04 PM
ROSEVILLE, Michigan -- The seemingly never-ending search for the remains of missing Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa hit another dead end Tuesday when soil results taken from the grounds of a home in Michigan showed no evidence that human remains were buried...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Bruce Willis must really like projects that muck with time or at least involve confrontations between past and present: from his first major feature, “Sunset” (old guy vs. young guy, real West vs. more modern myths of the West) through “...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us.
The Maryland State Police became the latest law enforcement agency to throw out its cryptic language, directing officers this week to stop telling each other "10-4" and instead just say "OK."
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:20 PM
It takes one to know one.
That playground taunt is, like so many cliches, grounded in truth. It really does take one to know one, which goes a long way toward explaining the perversely effective law enforcement personnel in the novels of Mo Hayder, the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:42 PM
When I think of the YMCA of the Foothills, I think of my place to unwind, to invigorate my muscles and release the worries and stresses of the day. A place where I can fade into a few chapters of a crime thriller while burning away those delicious...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:51 AM
The publishing industry is buzzing with reports that "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has made the switch from wizards to killers, after signing a new deal to write a book for adults.
On Friday, Rowling (@jk_rowling) tweeted: "As you may have heard,...