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Mystery (genre)

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  • 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...
  • Hampton Roads' authors bring their spookiest best!

    Are you into the swing of Halloween yet?  I hope so…it’s almost here! I haven’t yet bulked up on candy for trick-or-treaters, or seen Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin (one of my favorites), but I have been checking out the many books...
  • 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...
  • A Word, Please: Old-fashioned dictionaries can unlock mysteries

    I love online dictionaries. They're so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis. Within minutes of checking Webster's New World College Dictionary at yourdictionary.com for a newspaper article I'...
  • Not Just for Kids: In 'Tokyo Heist' teen sleuth tracks stolen art

    Not Just for Kids: In 'Tokyo Heist' teen sleuth tracks stolen art
    Tokyo Heist A Novel Diana Renn Viking: 373 pp.: $17.99, ages 12 and up When Japanese culture is fused with teen fiction, the result is usually shojo manga — black-and-white graphic novels with a girlish romantic twist. In "Tokyo Heist," Japanese...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Master plan for libraries is important

    Money that was earmarked for a master plan for Costa Mesa's Library Services has instead been used to supplement Orange County funds for repairing the roof of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library. When money is tight, I can understand this. However,...
  • Summertime, and the reading is easy

    Summertime, and the reading is easy
    What are your summer plans? Plenty of people prefer some quiet, idle time in a hammock or lounging beside the body of water of their choice. And what better time to relax with a good book? Here is a selection of books to keep you occupied no matter...
  • Connor Jessup gets physical in 'Falling Skies'

    Connor Jessup gets physical in 'Falling Skies'
    As Connor Jessup explains it, he didn't see much action in the first season of TNT's alien invasion drama "Falling Skies." Not that the 17-year-old is complaining. "I was more than happy last season," said Jessup, whose character Ben Mason spent half...
  • 'Falling Skies' reveal: Who is tougher Mason kid?

    'Falling Skies' reveal: Who is tougher Mason kid?
    Now that "Falling Skies"fans have seen how easily Ben Mason took down his older brother, Hal, in the Season 2 premiere of the TNT hit, Connor Jessup can reveal how shooting that scene with Drew Roy really went down. "I push him down, right? But I'm not...
  • PASSINGS: Richard B. Scudder, Barton Biggs

    PASSINGS: Richard B. Scudder, Barton Biggs
    Richard B. Scudder Co-founder of MediaNews Group Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...