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Mystery (genre)

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  • The 'Mystery Movie' has its day again in TNT revival

    The time for the "Mystery Movie" has come again. In the 1970s, the idea worked so well for NBC, the network used it twice weekly for a while ... on rotating components including Peter Falk's "Columbo," Dennis Weaver's "McCloud" and Rock Hudson's "McMillan...
  • 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...
  • Sherban Young: Master of the mystery caper

    Sherban Young: Master of the mystery caper
    Local author Sherban Young pens what he calls “mystery capers.” The 37-year-old Ellicott City resident got interested in solving puzzles and mysteries through CD-ROM interactive adventure games while at Loyola University, where he majored in...
  • Ravens defense has to solve Bengals' mystery at No. 2 receiver

    Ravens defense has to solve Bengals' mystery at No. 2 receiver
    As a rookie last year, A.J. Green paced the Cincinnati Bengals in receptions (65), yards (1,057) and touchdowns (seven). The offense also got sizable contributions from wide receivers Jerome Simpson (50 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns) and Andre...
  • 2nd Star Productions' 'Bloody Murder' is bloody entertaining

    2nd Star Productions' 'Bloody Murder' is bloody entertaining
    In "Bloody Murder," 2nd Star Productions offers a parody of British murder mysteries with surprising twists and turns. Charles Maloney, director of more than 20 plays for 2nd Star, is introducing Bowie Playhouse audiences to this amusing 2009 mystery...
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...
  • 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'...