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Story | Jan 30, 2013 | 3:45 PMWith the Baltimore Ravens preparing for Super Bowl, it's time to turn to all thing purple, including books. Buildings in the city already are bathed in purple lights and folks here are wearing purple sweaters, scarves and shirts. So why not books? Here is a list of some favorites, to get folks in the mood for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Story | Nov 27, 2013 | 5:20 AM
Otto Penzler, editor of "The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries," has a theory why so many crime fiction writers "have turned their pens and wicked thoughts to this time of year." He believes it's for the shock value. "Violence seems so out of character,...
Story | Nov 9, 2013 | 2:50 PM
Someone out there is desperate to see the Kansas City Chiefs play the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead on Dec. 1, so desperate, apparently, that they'll trade their wedding ring for tickets. An ad popped up on Craigslist Friday with this offer: "Will trade...
Column | Oct 7, 2013 | 8:31 AM
Because I eagerly anticipate short story anthologies, the annual "The O. Henry Prize Stories" zips to the top of my pile, and not just because "The Gift of the Magi" comes to mind. The story selection, of course, is wide-ranging and high-quality, but...