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Mystery (genre)

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  • Sherlock Holmes in a skirt

    Sherlock Holmes in a skirt
    When Tasha Alexander strolls the streets of Chicago, she doesn't much see Wrigley Field or the Chicago River or Logan Square. Or Honda Civics. She sees St. Paul's Cathedral and the River Thames and Belgrave Square and hansom cabs. Alexander's...
  • 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...
  • Tough guys, unite

    Tough guys, unite
    Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968) knew his way around two things: rock-hard prose and stone-cold corpses. He was a wizardly writer of mysteries, a man who could ratchet up the menace and dread by steady, excruciating degrees. His sentences were of the...
  • God Squad: The mysteries of life may be revealed in death, or maybe not

    Question: After we die and our spirits go to heaven, do we find out the answers to all of life's great mysteries? For example, will we know who really killed JFK? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? What really happened to the dinosaurs? — B.,...
  • Rufus Sewell gets 'Zen' when in Rome on 'Masterpiece'

    Say "Zen," and you may think of rocks, raked sand and temple bells. But if you tune into the first of three "Zen" episodes on Sunday, July 17, on PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" it's more like wine, pasta and death knells. Shot in and around Rome (where...
  • PBS goes 'Zen' in coming Sundays with Italian mystery series

    PBS goes 'Zen' in coming Sundays with Italian mystery series
    If you want a little mid-summer escape via TV the next three Sunday nights, check out the new PBS mystery series, "Zen," starring Rufus Sewell. I watched all three that were made available for preview, but I love TV mysteries. And I have to say that...
  • Not Just for Kids: 'The Mostly True Story of Jack'

    Not Just for Kids: 'The Mostly True Story of Jack'
    The Mostly True Story of Jack A Novel Kelly Barnhill Little, Brown: 323 pp., $16.99, ages 8 and up Fantastical middle-grade mysteries have long been populated with protagonists confronted with evildoing and tasked with righting wrongs. A negligent...
  • Bookmark: When kids kill

    There is a hierarchy of personal catastrophe, an informal but definitive ranking of all the terrible things that can happen, moving through categories that might be labeled "Worst Thing" to "Next-Worst Thing" to "Next-to-Next Worst Thing" and on down...
  • 'The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel' by Nelson George

    'The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel' by Nelson George
    Music critic and author Dwayne Robinson, a middle-aged black man, has been murdered with a box cutter, and his friend, D, wants to know whodunit. When Dwayne shows up at the front door of D Security, D's office, wearing a bloody beige trench coat and a...
  • Library notices: All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and...
  • Tinker Tailor Solder Spy reviews

    Tinker Tailor Solder Spy reviews
    I was always a big fan of the John le Carre novels, so I'm happy to see the strong reviews for the adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." The Cold War seems very distant these days, and his novels, which eschewed shoot-em-up theatrics for a more...