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Mystery (genre)

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  • '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...
  • 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    Early in her career as an author, Libby Fischer Hellmann had written three unpublished novels, and thought she was hot stuff.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...
  • Isn't Lemony Snicket for kids?

    Isn't Lemony Snicket for kids?
    Children in my neighborhood were constantly being orphaned. You go out one afternoon to play, and bam! Your parents are dead in a car accident and you are forced to live in a tree fort of your own making, eating blackberries and otherwise sharpening...
  • Why you should read genre books

    Why you should read genre books
    I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
  • 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...
  • Jay Caspian Kang impresses with 'The Dead Do Not Improve'

    -------------------- The Dead Do Not Improve A Novel Jay Caspian Kang Hogarth: 272 pp, $25 -------------------- Jay Caspian Kang's debut novel, "The Dead Do Not Improve," demands to be accepted on its own terms. Moving past the era in which...
  • 'Colin Fischer': A teen detective with Asperger's, and heart

    -------------------- Colin Fischer A Novel Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz Razorbill: 256 pp, $17.99 -------------------- Every high school student could use a friend like Colin Fischer, the protagonist in a new teen mystery novel called, as...
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...
  • Sherlock Holmes: A chameleon character with ‘Elementary’ appeal

     
    GUEST ESSAY Five years ago, I pitched a brilliant idea to an editor I know: a modern take on Sherlock ......
  • ‘Sailor Twain’: Mermaid tale explores murky depths of the heart

     
    Graphic novelist Mark Siegel intertwines themes of obsession, loss and redemption in “Sailor Twain: The Mermaid in the Hudson,” a ......
  • Holiday TV religious programming 2012

     
    From the Pope's Christmas Day message to an airing of the memorable 1977 Jesus of Nazareth miniseries, here is some of the religious programming airing over the next few weeks, throughout the holiday season. All times Eastern. Check back for updates and...