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  • 'Agatha Christie's Poirot and Marple: Fan Favorites'

    Anyone who even remotely knows literary mysteries should have no question which characters are referenced by the name of this newly gathered set. In 11 productions originally televised on the PBS "Masterpiece Mystery!" anthology, David Suchet - whom...
  • Peeking in Gillian Flynn's vault of horror

    Peeking in Gillian Flynn's vault of horror
    In the early days of their marriage a few years ago, Chicago attorney Brett Nolan and his wife, the thriller novelist Gillian Flynn, were having drinks with a group of friends when Flynn posed a surprising question. "Does anybody have any idea," she asked...
  • The Bookworms

    The Bookworms
    We have been together for more than 30 years. We're a mixed group from Oak Park — married, singles and a few former Catholic priests. For our 25th year celebration we rented a villa in Tuscany. We still smile and enjoy talking about it. Last...
  • Memories that bind

    Memories that bind
    When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
  • The Reading Life: 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography'

    The Reading Life: 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography'
    Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, I discovered something I thought no longer existed — an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic...
  • Tough guys, unite

    Tough guys, unite
    Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968) knew his way around two things: rock-hard prose and stone-cold corpses. He was a wizardly writer of mysteries, a man who could ratchet up the menace and dread by steady, excruciating degrees. His sentences were of the...
  • Friends Evening Book Discussion Group

    Friends Evening Book Discussion Group
    The group has been meeting at the Mount Prospect Public Library since January 1990 and has been featured in "The Book Group Book" edited by Ellen Slezak. Recently we read Helen Simonson's "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" and had a very good discussion....
  • Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards

    Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards
    The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2011 nominees for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards on Wednesday, which also marked the 202nd birthday of the award's literary namesake. While Chicago-based nominees were absent from most categories, both Sara...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Twists and turns and a few stumbles in LaBute's 'Forest'

    Twists and turns and a few stumbles in LaBute's 'Forest'
    When two characters in a Neil LaBute play head into a forest — dark and deep or otherwise — one does not anticipate either an enjoyable stay or an easy exit for either party. But the latest LaBute drama, now in its American premiere at the...
  • Left to their own unnerving devices

    Left to their own unnerving devices
    Capable ensembles of early-career actors aren't uncommon in Chicago's huge, non-Equity theater scene — increasingly the preferred theatrical destination for the well-trained and only just out of school. These days, open-minded, risk-inclined...