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Mystery (genre)

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  • 'Lost': Happy we'll be, across the sea

     
    When I was a kid, I lived in a very small town, population 800-some. The very edge of town was the local recreational complex, where I spent most summers at the local baseball field, being very bad at playing baseball.......
  • 'Lost' Wednesdays: 'Every question I answer will simply lead to another question'

     
    To call "Across the Sea" divisive is sort of an insult to the word, which implies that something has sent people off to two sides of an issue, where they bicker about it. Following some of the discussion of the......
  • Dark Passages: The Anxious Fiction of Emily St. John Mandel

    Dark Passages: The Anxious Fiction of Emily St. John Mandel
    Crime fiction, for good or for ill, adheres to a discrete series of states. Order out of chaos — that's the mystery novel, hard-boiled or cozy, in a nutshell. Chaos out of order — that's the ethos of noir. Those existential constraints are...
  • Critic's Notebook: May 'Lost' mysteries never end

    <b>Critic's Notebook:</b> May 'Lost' mysteries never end
    "Lost," the most complicated series in the history of television, will come to its end Sunday and without having seen a second of its 2 1/2-hour conclusion, I prophesy that it will leave many viewers unsatisfied, either because it will say too much or not...
  • Book Review: 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest'

    Book Review: 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest'
    It's an authentic phenomenon. As "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," the last of three posthumous thrillers by the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, goes on sale this week in the United States, his books have already sold 40 million copies worldwide in a...
  • Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days

    Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days
    JUNE Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Daniel Pinkwater Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad." The Clock Without a...
  • Classic Hollywood: William Link on 'Columbo'

    Classic Hollywood: William Link on 'Columbo'
    Considering he's one of the most iconic of TV characters, the brilliant, rumpled bed of a detective Lt. Columbo had quite an inauspicious start. William Link and his late writing and producing partner Richard Levinson first introduced Columbo in a...
  • Exotic trips down the aisle

    Exotic trips down the aisle
    As if marriage weren't crazy enough, every year couples say "I do" in exotic, unusual and, yes, even strange places and situations. There was the couple who had elephants as attendants. There was a twosome who wanted to be married underwater. There was...
  • Dark Passages: Writers lost and found

    Dark Passages: Writers lost and found
    The comeback: Publishing as a whole is affected by this particular scourge, but genre fiction in particular suffers from this plight in the most obvious way. It's when a writer appears, sometimes with considerable fanfare, with a new series, garnering...
  • 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...