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My Top Five Mystery Reads

Alexandra Monir | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Alexandra Monir

After spending this past weekend discussing what makes a truly great mystery novel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, I found myself analyzing my favorites. Why did these particular books have such a hold on my imagination?

First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.

Cassandra King Goes Southern Gothic With MOONRISE

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

Dave Astor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

Book Review: Claire Seeber's 'Lullaby' Reinvents 'Rebecca'

The Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The "Rebecca" template is in place: a mousy younger wife in sexual thrall to an older and richer husband -- a handsome enigma of a man who has secrets...

Alexandria: An Author's Tour

The Guardian | TS Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alexandria is not an obvious tourist destination, but it's worth taking a few days out to discover why this layered cake of a city has been muse to so...