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Mystery (genre)

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  • The Siren's Call: The past is never past

    The Siren's Call: The past is never past
    "The past is never dead," Faulkner famously wrote in "Requiem for a Nun." "It's not even past" — and nothing demonstrates that maxim better than the discovery of a "new" painting by a revered, long-dead artist. Suddenly, it is as if that person...
  • Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon

    Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon
    Massive, worldwide success often remains a bit enigmatic, but this publishing breakthrough seemed especially unlikely. The first novel begins with the dull thud of a family tree full of foreign names: The book starts slowly — digging into arcane...
  • 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...
  • 'Revenge' recap: Episode 19, 'Absolution'

    'Revenge' recap: Episode 19, 'Absolution'
    This week's episode of "Revenge" was a much needed reminder of why I love this show. Just the right amount of mystery, plotting, surprise turns and catty back stabbing to make me excited for the twists and turns that seem to be in store for the next...
  • McDaniel College offers new minor in genre fiction

    McDaniel College offers new minor in genre fiction
    Coming unstuck in time, Pamela Regis was investigating the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. When the clocks struck 13, she dreamt she went to ... to Manderley? — no, McDaniel. Strange as it might seem, Regis' dream of jumbled-up...
  • Dark Passages: Real estate noir

    Dark Passages: Real estate noir
    Though I write for this West Coast newspaper, I live in New York City. That means, like a lot of dwellers of the five boroughs, I spend a disproportionate amount of time thinking about real estate, whether griping about too-high rents for tiny...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper

    Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper
    “Project X” puts you right in the center of the action—in this case, what may be the biggest onscreen party of all time. Or to put it another way, says “Project X” co-star Jonathan Daniel Brown, the movie has an “anti-...
  • 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...
  • Titanic's 100th anniversary will go on and on -- on TV

     
    One hundred years ago, the Titanic sank and became a part of history. To commemorate the centennial, several channels are airing Titanic documentaries....
  • James Cameron and Bob Ballard NGC specials explore the Titanic disaster

     
    “For me, the mysteries [of Titanic] have never died.” So says filmmaker James Cameron during the opening of his new National Geographic Channel special about the legendary, doomed ship. Ever since the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic hit...
  • 'The Raven' is macabre and muddled, quoth the critics

     
    "The Raven," a new mystery thriller that imagines Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) helping police solve a series of murders inspired by his stories, follows in the footsteps of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"...