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Mystery (genre)

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  • Libby Fischer Hellmann follows suspenseful new paths

    Libby Fischer Hellmann follows suspenseful new paths
    Early in her career as an author, Libby Fischer Hellmann had written three unpublished novels, and thought she was hot stuff. Then her agent told her she needed to change her writing, her characters and her voice, and while she was at it, she needed...
  • 'The Childs Child' by Ruth Rendell is sluggish and obvious

    'The Childs Child' by Ruth Rendell is sluggish and obvious
    If there were a Mount Rushmore of English crime fiction, it would feature the chiseled faces of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. (Yes, all women, but that's another essay.) Of this august quartet, Rendell is perhaps the...
  • Memories that bind

    Memories that bind
    Books often play a big role in people's holiday memories. Some of us receive a gift book that becomes a cherished memento or starts us on a lifelong love of reading. Or a family reads a certain book each year as part of their holiday traditions. We...
  • The legend of Mrs. O'Leary

    The legend of Mrs. O'Leary
    How survivors of the Chicago Fire sought scapegoats 140 years ago Even as the embers of the Chicago Fire cooled, the saga of Mrs. O'Leary began. For 140 years, she has been alternately accused and exonerated of setting off the inferno that consumed...
  • Chan Lowe: The Frankel/Hasner slugfest

    Chan Lowe: The Frankel/Hasner slugfest
    Mysteries abound in our sacred and profane world—for example, transubstantiation—and they should remain mysteries. This is because (a) they are unsolvable, (b) trying to solve them is borderline blasphemous because by trying, man arrogates...
  • Movie review: 'Cold Weather'

    Movie review: 'Cold Weather'
    "Cold Weather," the latest micro-budget movie from writer-director-editor Aaron Katz, is like an exquisite minimalist painting — its beauty will move you, its simplicity will fool you. For there are layers and complexities to be found in the film,...
  • For Grimes, love of stories no mystery

    For Grimes, love of stories no mystery
    If she weren't writing mysteries, Martha Grimes says, she might be running a tea shop. You were expecting perhaps an auto-parts store? No, you weren't. Not if you know Grimes' work, which includes 22 mysteries featuring the incisive Scotland Yard...
  • Doors to close at Borders

    The Borders bookstore in Glendale will close by April as part of the bankruptcy plan the Michigan-based retailer unveiled Wednesday. The company is closing 200 underperforming stores across the country, including locations in Pasadena, Sherman Oaks and...
  • March 7: Author - Cornelia Maude Spelman Talks About Her Book, Missing: A Memoir

    March 7: Author - Cornelia Maude Spelman Talks About Her Book, Missing: A Memoir
    Cornelia Maude Spelman Event: Tonight 7:00 p.m. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court 811 Elm Street Winnetka To purchase a copy of the book: Missing: A Memoir Acclaimed children's book author Cornelia Maude Spelman's memoir of her family springs from a...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Enjoy a Bowers Museum program titled, "20th Century in Review," from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Each decade will be highlighted and discussed, including Teddy Roosevelt, the Panama Canal, the Roaring...
  • Jonathan Kellerman, a shrink-wrapped success

    Jonathan Kellerman, a shrink-wrapped success
    Perverted plutocrats, a Hollywood madam with a narcissism problem, prostitutes with attitude, indulgent rich kids — Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel has so many unpleasant characters it would be wearying to read if the plot didn't move like a...