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Mystery (genre)

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  • Johns Hopkins professor shares Nobel Prize in physics

    Johns Hopkins professor shares Nobel Prize in physics
    More than anything else, in the wake of the elation and tumult accompanying Tuesday's announcement that he'd won a share of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess wants to get back to work. "I really want to...
  • Female adventurer no superwoman

    'The Ninth Day' By Jamie Freveletti. Harper, 416 pages, $9.99 Believability is one of the most important aspects of mysteries. The most brilliant plot, the most evocative setting or the most insightful characters stall if the author doesn't make that...
  • Identities of 5 in state care elude authorities

    Identities of 5 in state care elude authorities
    Since at least 1976, the woman who calls herself Seven has lived without a formal identity. She says she's 71 years old and a lifelong Cubs fan. She has fleeting childhood memories of visiting the Indiana Dunes but can recall little else and suffers from...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • Librarians were kids once, too

    Librarians were kids once, too
    "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
  • Mystery-thriller book review: 'The Caller'

    Summer might be drawing to a close, but don't worry — there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more chills provided by new mysteries and thrillers from Karin Fossum, Tana French and Thomas H. Cook. * Other Scandinavian crime writers may be...