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  • New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars

    New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars
    Mysteries and thrillers set in the years surrounding and during our two world wars have become a cottage industry. From Ken Follett's "Eye of the Needle" in the 1980s to recent novels by Charles Todd and Jacqueline Winspear, the standouts blend enough history with the genre's more familiar elements to keep readers enlightened and entertained.
  • For the record

    William Boyd: The Creative Minds feature about novelist-screenwriter William Boyd in the Dec. 2 Calendar section said that "Restless," a miniseries based on his novel, premieres Friday on Sundance. It should have said Sundance Channel.

    James Bond: Four writers carry forward Ian Fleming’s spy legacy

     
    “You Only Live Twice” isn’t just the name of one of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels (and the movie it ...

    Commentary: 'Pullmen Porter Blues' at Arena Stage brings flood of family memories

    When I went to see "Pullman Porter Blues" at Arena Stage this month, not only was it an opportunity to see an excellent play, but it was also a chance to delve into my own heritage. Set in 1937, "Pullman Porter Blues" is the story of three generations...

    Grace Bradley Boyd dies at 97; actress, widow of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd

    Grace Bradley Boyd dies at 97; actress, widow of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd
    Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97. Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...