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Mystery (genre)

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  • Laura Lippman's darker side of Dickeyville

    Laura Lippman's darker side of Dickeyville
    The pungent, haunting narrative of Laura Lippman's new novel, "The Most Dangerous Thing," kicks in with a group of kids arguing for dibs on a grassy kickball field near a cotton mill on "Wetheredsville Road." The whole scene sounds like a cozy...
  • BBC America's 'The Hour' burns slowly, but bright

    BBC America's 'The Hour' burns slowly, but bright
    In BBC America's absorbing series, "The Hour" (9 p.m. Aug. 17; 3.5 stars), a group of TV journalists in 1956 London launches a new kind of BBC news program (think a live "60 Minutes") that hopes to report honestly about—not to—the British...
  • A literary stamp to these three houses

    A literary stamp to these three houses
    In 1937, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay came close to refusing an honorary degree from New York University when she learned she had been excluded from a reception for male recipients of the doctorate at the Waldorf-Astoria and instead was to have a quiet...
  • Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Lost Journal [UPDATED]

    Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Lost Journal [UPDATED]
    It's a mystery worthy of an Indiana Jones adventure. Earlier this week, the staff of the University of Chicago revealed that they had received a strange package. It was addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." care of the university, and was processed with...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Suggestions for your shopping pleasure

    If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are something special, why not check the Collectible Books listed on the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries web page? "Wild Life in the Far West, or A Detective's Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians and...
  • 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...
  • 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    Early in her career as an author, Libby Fischer Hellmann had written three unpublished novels, and thought she was hot stuff.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...
  • '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...
  • Review: 'Shadow of Night' by Deborah Harkness is overstuffed but entertaining

    Review: 'Shadow of Night' by Deborah Harkness is overstuffed but entertaining
    -------------------- Shadow of Night A Novel Deborah Harkness Viking: 584 pp., $28.95 -------------------- Writing second installments of planned trilogies is harder than you think. There has to be enough background from the first novel — but...
  • Peeking in Gillian Flynn's vault of horror

    Peeking in Gillian Flynn's vault of horror
    In the early days of their marriage a few years ago, Chicago attorney Brett Nolan and his wife, the thriller novelist Gillian Flynn, were having drinks with a group of friends when Flynn posed a surprising question. "Does anybody have any idea," she asked...
  • Amazon: Anne Tyler is queen of whodunits

    Amazon: Anne Tyler is queen of whodunits
    Sometimes the Amazon robots get a little wacky with their book recommendations for readers. The bots must get rusty from all of the rain out in Seattle. Read Street reader Eileen O'Brien recently got some weird suggestions for mysteries and thrillers,...