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Mystery (genre)

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  • Review: "The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Novel" by Henning Mankell

    Review: "The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Novel" by Henning Mankell
    Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar." It's that author...
  • At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
  • 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...
  • The God Squad: Resurrection is full of theological mysteries

    Q: First of all, I want to thank you for your prayerful answers to all and for sharing your gifts with your readers. On several occasions you've referred to our souls living on with God. I realize you can't encompass all religious beliefs in every answer,...
  • Lobdell: Catch up with a wrap up

    Some follow-ups on recent columns: Mystery Solved? I received an interesting e-mail from a veteran private pilot who gave one possible explanation for the single-engine plane crash in Newport Beach's Back Bay that killed three people. In a recent...
  • 'Of Love and Evil' by Anne Rice

    'Of Love and Evil' by Anne Rice
    Of Love and Evil A Novel Anne Rice Alfred A. Knopf: 176 pp., $24.95 During the Christmas season, it's perfectly reasonable to think about angels, isn't it? After all, didn't they bear glad tidings about a babe born in Bethlehem? Angels have long been...
  • Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt

    Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt
    NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful. "I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
  • The Siren's Call: We Three Kings?

    The Siren's Call: We Three Kings?
    What are we supposed to think when someone claims he's getting important life-changing news in a dream or from an angel? For some, the reaction is: Get the straitjacket ready. Others, however, will turn to someone like Richard Dawkins, who says such...
  • A sleuth heads to Solvang

    Sherlock Holmes. The Hardy Boys. Miss Marple. The list of famous fictional detectives is long and illustrious. Could these sleuths soon be joined by Southern California’s own R. A. Huber? La Crescenta resident Alice Zogg’s new novel, “...