| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Patricia Cornwell won a judgment of $50.9 million against her former financial managers in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. Cornwell is the author of the bestselling Kay Scarpetta mystery novels.
Cornwell accused her former money management firm...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:10 AM
An unpublished manuscript by the 19th century Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall is up for auction at Bonham's this spring, and is expected to fetch something in the neighborhood of $4,600, according to the Guardian. This price is not despite its...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:24 PM
To celebrate National Engineers Week -- of course you knew Feb. 17-23 is National Engineers Week, right? -- MIT Press interviews Matthew Wisnioski, author of their book "Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America."
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
| Feb 14, 2013
Commenter ID: SandyK Real name: Sandy Gender: Female Age: Middle Occupation: I work in the Budweiser patio deck in the bleachers at Wrigley Field (private parties) during Cub games. Also help out elsewhere when needed. Work part-time at Arlington...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Reacher Novel
Delacorte Press, $28
Knuckle-busting crime-solver Jack Reacher returns with a story from his early years involving a murder near a military base and how he became a maverick hero.
After the Apocalypse
| Dec 4, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
New Year’s Eve
The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current)
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:34 PM
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.
An Edgar Allan Poe Award and numerous...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:41 AM
September's a big month for bibliophiles, as Baltimore and Washington stage their book festivals. And this year, for the first time in recent years, the festivals don't fall on the same weekend, allowing readers to catch both packed slates of authors...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:17 PM
1. "The Panther" by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central, $27.99). Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey is sent to Yemen to track down The Panther, one of the terrorists behind the USS Cole bombings. Last week: —
2. "The Casual...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Patricia Cornwell is generous with acknowledgments in her novels to the assistance people have given her in medical and technical matters. In Port Mortuary she also expresses gratitude to those who advised on military matters. There is, however, no...