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  • Book calendar events for the week of February 27, 2011

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  • A criminal mind — or is it?

    A criminal mind — or is it?
    The headline blares: "Elderly Chicago woman found dead, mutilated." Four fingers of her right hand had been severed. The prime suspect? The slain woman's best friend, Dr. Jennifer White, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who is also her neighbor on...

    Paperback Writers: Classic Patricia Highsmith

    Paperback Writers: Classic Patricia Highsmith
    Guilt was Patricia Highsmith's great theme. In her books even the good know they're not innocent, and they carry an apprehension that they too will be found out. "Night was falling quickly, with visible speed like a black sea creeping over the earth,"...

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru
    "The obvious trouble with pen names … even with the most inspired and impressive ones, was that they somehow failed to convey truly the full extent of one's literary genius," said Romain Gary, the great French filmmaker and novelist, among other...

    From the Stacks -- 'Ride the Pink Horse'

     
    Out of curiosity, I picked up this paperback for 50 cents at the Southern California Library’s book sale because the 1947 movie based on Dorothy B. Hughes’ novel is often mentioned as a classic film noir, and of course it’s...