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Mystery (genre)

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  • Jonathan Kellerman, a shrink-wrapped success

    Jonathan Kellerman, a shrink-wrapped success
    Perverted plutocrats, a Hollywood madam with a narcissism problem, prostitutes with attitude, indulgent rich kids — Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel has so many unpleasant characters it would be wearying to read if the plot didn't move like a...
  • Book review: 'The Troubled Man'

    Book review: 'The Troubled Man'
    Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar." It's that author...
  • Marcia Clark metes out justice in murder-mystery novel

    Marcia Clark metes out justice in murder-mystery novel
    It's telling that the title of Marcia Clark's murder-mystery debut is smaller than her name on the novel's cover. Clark is best known as the lead prosecutor in the media circus known as the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She's less recognized as an author,...
  • Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon

    Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon
    Massive, worldwide success often remains a bit enigmatic, but this publishing breakthrough seemed especially unlikely. The first novel begins with the dull thud of a family tree full of foreign names: The book starts slowly — digging into arcane...
  • A weekend just for murder mystery buffs

    A weekend just for murder mystery buffs
    Did Ms. Scarlet silence Mrs. Peacock with a knife to the throat? Or did Col. Mustard throttle Professor Plum with a silver-plated candlestick? Mystery buffs can map out, investigate and solve murder mysteries at a variety of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts,...
  • Book review: 'The Mind's Eye' by Oliver Sacks

    Book review: 'The Mind's Eye' by Oliver Sacks
    The Mind's Eye Oliver Sacks Alfred A. Knopf: 270 pp., $26.95 Oliver Sacks has built a reputation on exploring the medical mysteries of individual patients to illuminate the larger mysteries of human experience. "The Mind's Eye," a collection of essays...
  • Richard Castle's elaborate fiction

    Richard Castle's elaborate fiction
    Finding "Naked Heat" by Richard Castle simmering on the bestseller list wouldn't be unusual — it's the second in a mystery series, with a sexy cover and a blurb from author Michael Connelly — but for one thing: There is no Richard Castle. He's...
  • 'Of Love and Evil' by Anne Rice

    'Of Love and Evil' by Anne Rice
    Of Love and Evil A Novel Anne Rice Alfred A. Knopf: 176 pp., $24.95 During the Christmas season, it's perfectly reasonable to think about angels, isn't it? After all, didn't they bear glad tidings about a babe born in Bethlehem? Angels have long been...
  • Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt

    Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt
    NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful. "I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
  • The Siren's Call: We Three Kings?

    The Siren's Call: We Three Kings?
    What are we supposed to think when someone claims he's getting important life-changing news in a dream or from an angel? For some, the reaction is: Get the straitjacket ready. Others, however, will turn to someone like Richard Dawkins, who says such...
  • At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...