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  • British TV cops are a tormented lot

    British TV cops are a tormented lot
    Channel-surf almost any night of the week in Britain and chances are you'll come across a gruesome crime drama featuring a dark and tortured soul whose brutal, morally repellent deeds make you recoil in horror. And that's just the detective. The...
  • A lifetime bond over books

    A lifetime bond over books
    Every Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
  • Book review: 'The Reading Promise' by Alice Ozma

    Book review: 'The Reading Promise' by Alice Ozma
    Alice Ozma's father read to her every night before bed for 3,218 days straight. "The Streak," as Ozma and her father, Jim Brozina, called it, began when Ozma was in fourth grade and didn't stop until the day she moved into her college dormitory when she...
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
  • 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...
  • Neil LaBute to give us his take on Agatha Christie

     
    The Agatha Christie novel “The Crooked House,” scripted by “Gosford Park” writer Julian Fellowes, will be a serious step out of his comfort zone for playwright and director Neil LaBute. “I have always liked whodunnits,”...
  • Best Novel Series

     
    All this talk last week about the Rapture reminded me that I may be the only person in the Lehigh Valley who read the entire series of Left Behind novels, which dealt with precisely this topic. Any others out there?......
  • Second star to the left and straight on ’til morning

     
    I graduated college on Sunday. Imagine my chagrin when I woke up Monday morning/afternoon feeling every bit as unaccomplished as I usually do. I thought when I was handed that fictitious diploma holder everything would just magically come together! Just...
  • New troupe In the Wings needs actors for Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap”

     
    A new theater troupe in Orlando, In the Wings Productions, has picked an old classic for its first production: Agatha Christie's “The Mousetrap,” which is the longest-running play in theater history. (The London production has run since 1952...
  • Best Literary Detectives

     
    Jack Reacher, fictional creation of author Lee Child, doesn’t exactly qualify as a detective. He’s an ex-Army drifter who always seems to find himself in the middle of trouble. But he is a former Military Police major who solves mysteries........
  • Carmageddon reading list: 19 books about the joys and terrors of transportation

     
    Carmaggedon: your 19-book reading list. Hope it's enough to keep you busy while stuck in traffic....
  • Auditions: ‘A Murder Is Announced’ from Shoestring Theatre

     
    Here's an announcement for auditions for Agatha Christie's “A Murder Is Announced,” at Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian...