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  • 'Treasure Island' author Robert Louis Stevenson returns

    'Treasure Island' author Robert Louis Stevenson returns
    A brief, long-lost essay by "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson will be published on Friday, the Associated Press reports. The essay will appear in the Strand magazine, a mystery fiction quarterly out of Birmingham, Mich. The Strand has previously uncovered famous authors' unpublished works.
  • Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling

    Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling
    Robert Goldsborough is and always has been a gentleman, a rare thing for a newspaperman to be in the still gruff/rough-and-tumble era when Goldsborough worked in all manner of high-level editorial capacities for the Chicago Tribune and later for...

    Book review: 'When the Thrill Is Gone' by Walter Mosley

    Book review: 'When the Thrill Is Gone' by Walter Mosley
    Walter Mosley's latest, "When the Thrill Is Gone," is the third installment (after "The Long Fall" and "Known to Evil") in the series featuring Leonid McGill, a tough, philosophic African American private detective who plies his perilous trade in today'...

    Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough

    Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough
    His friends knew he had a way with words. So when some filmmakers acquainted with Jo Nesbo asked the Norwegian crime writer to suggest a title for their upcoming horror movie, he tried to oblige. After musing on the story — friends go on a...

    Where to stay in San Francisco on the relatively cheap

     Where to stay in San Francisco on the relatively cheap
    Your choices in San Francisco hotels are overwhelming. The prices can be too. So during our staff visit to the City by the Bay, we looked for reasonably priced hotels that had charm, location or both. We came back with 14 ideas on places to bed down. It's...