| Oct 14, 2009
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...
| Jun 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)...
| Jun 14, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown : $27.99) A recently downsized reporter investigates a serial killer who uses his computer job to find his victims. || 1 ||
|| 2. || Shanghai Girls...
| Jun 21, 2009
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,...
| Aug 15, 2009
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...
| Sep 3, 2009
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...
| Apr 6, 2009
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...
| May 30, 1999
It occurred to me that the world, or baseball, anyhow, owes Jerome Holtzman his own action figure. Being the freshly designated "official baseball historian" is all very nice, but action figures say it louder these days.
Why an action figure for...