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  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 7, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 7, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: $17.99) Percy Jackson and his army of demigods battle to stop the Lord of Time. || 4 || || 2. || Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (Delacorte: $27)...
  • 'Vanilla Ride' by Joe Lansdale

    'Vanilla Ride' by Joe Lansdale
    Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. Over a span of 30 years, he's written well over a dozen mystery, suspense, western and sci-fi novels and short stories...
  • Paperback Writers: Boston, down and dirty

    Paperback Writers: Boston, down and dirty
    Forty years ago, in 1970, the young George V. Higgins was working as a federal prosecutor in Boston. By then he'd graduated from Boston College, done a creative writing course at Stanford and worked as a newspaperman before going back to school to study...
  • Hollywood rarely did Donald Westlake justice

    Hollywood rarely did Donald Westlake justice
    One of the enigmas in the long and rich career of Donald E. Westlake was that this author of more than 100 novels, many of them popular, accessible and plot-driven works of crime fiction, both grim and comic, received such a spotty handling by Hollywood....
  • Nerds, private eyes and others

    Stephen Crane: "An Experiment in Misery" (HarperPerennial) "The Palace Hotel at Fort Romper was painted a light blue, a shade that is on the legs of a kind of heron, causing the bird to declare its position against any background. The Palace Hotel, then,...
  • Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer

    Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer
    Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87. A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky dies at 75; prolific mystery writer

    Stuart M. Kaminsky dies at 75; prolific mystery writer
    Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75. Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
  • A Spartan chance

    A Spartan chance
    The center who escaped war-ravaged Sarajevo, the forward who endured his father's imprisonment, the coaches chasing their second national championship. The point guard's toe, the freshman's knees, the icon's farewell. The favorite's dominance, the...
  • The beast within

    The Wolfman By Nicholas Pekearo Tor, $23.95 If the heart-rending circumstances surrounding the death of 28-year-old Nicholas Pekearo—a New York City auxiliary police officer and aspiring writer shot and killed in the line of duty in 2007 while...
  • Oscar-nominated short films in Pasadena, Westwood

    Oscar-nominated short films in Pasadena, Westwood
    As is often the case, the field of live-action shorts competing for the Oscar is thinner in quality than that of the animated shorts but still of interest. “The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films — Live Action” features five films,...
  • South Side nightmare

    By Paul Goat Allen Calumet City By Charlie Newton Touchstone, $14 paper Charlie Newton's debut novel, "Calumet City," a neo-noir crime thriller set predominantly in and around Chicago, is the literary equivalent of speeding down an amusement park...
  • Timothy Olyphant is on 'Fire' at FX

    Timothy Olyphant is done with "Damages," but his time on FX may not be over. Olyphant, who joined the cable channel's twisty legal drama this season, has been tapped to star in a pilot for FX. It's based on an Elmore Leonard story called "Fire in the...