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  • 'Moriarty' gives minor character from Holmes' stories the spotlight

    "Moriarty" by Anthony Horowitz; Harper (304 pages, $26.99) Meet the new Athelney Jones. Version 2.0. He's a Scotland Yard inspector who originally appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel. In 1890's "The Sign of Four," Jones...
  • 10 favorite new books of 2014: Editor's picks

    To my surprise, my list of favorite new books this year breaks down the same way my 2013 list did: six fiction, four nonfiction; eight books written by women, two by men. During the past few years, one of my goals has been to make sure at least half of...
  • A Word, Please: A mistake is not quite the same as an error

    A Word, Please: A mistake is not quite the same as an error
    Not long ago in this space, I wrote about exceptions to a grammar rule. I added, “But none of those exceptions apply in modern publishing.” Soon after, I got an email from a reader named Charles. “With all due respect,” he wrote,...
  • 6 of the year's best baking books, plus Dorie Greenspan's matcha financier recipe

    6 of the year's best baking books, plus Dorie Greenspan's matcha financier recipe
    2014 has been a pretty fantastic year for baking books, with bakers and pastry chefs here in Los Angeles and around the country publishing books that are both pretty to look at and surprisingly user-friendly. These books also, perhaps needless to say,...
  • Connecticut Authors Published A Varied Selection Of Books In 2014

    It's time for a look at books published in 2014 by Connecticut authors. Roz Chast, The New Yorker cartoonist, published the funny yet heartbreaking graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" (Bloomsbury USA,$28). Novelist Amy...
  • A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books

    A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books
    Here are some of the local-interest cookbooks that got our attention this year. Consider them for holiday giving, or as a gift to yourself. "Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Charm City and the Surrounding Counties"  ($24.95, Globe...
  • Jane Smiley on the wonder of the World Book Encyclopedia

    Jane Smiley on the wonder of the World Book Encyclopedia
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Review: 'Shark' by Will Self

    Review: 'Shark' by Will Self
    Last August, British author Will Self wrote in the Guardian that his new novel, "Shark," was in part influenced by the classic Spielberg film "Jaws." "I had begun by thinking I would write 'Jaws' without the shark," Self wrote. "I ended up by writing...
  • Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'

    Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'
    Well over a century after he first appeared in a London magazine, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever. Some of his latter-day incarnations are in pastiche forms and settings that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not...
  • Glendale children's author, illustrator wins award for book cover design

    Glendale children's author, illustrator wins award for book cover design
    A first-time children’s book author in Glendale recently got a nod for her tale of an envious hermit crab. Elisabeth Ekornes wrote “Shelly’s New Shell,” and illustrated the cover, which earned her an honorable mention from Royal...
  • Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch

    Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch
    Walking into the entryway of Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park is like entering an Athenaeum, a kind of temple of books. Intellectuals furrow their brows and read in comfortable chairs, framed by tall shelves that house the published volumes of the...