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  • Beneath by Roland Smith
    'Beneath' by Roland Smith: An adventure deep underground
    Roland Smith has taken readers to the rainforest, to the bottom of the ocean and to many other exotic places. In "Beneath," Smith takes us to New York City, and to the world underneath the city. It's no less exotic and no less...
  • Cover of "Dying for a Dude" by Cindy Sample
    Read "Dying for a Dude" by Cindy Sample
    “Dying for a Dude” is the fourth book in the Laurel McKay series byCindy Sample. It is nominated for a Lefty Award for the best humorousmysterynovel.This is a fantastic series for people that enjoy humorous mysteries. The second book...
  • 'Invasion of Heaven' cover art
    'The Invasion of Heaven' explores nature of reality
    "Invasion of Heaven: Part One of the Newirth Mythology" by local author, musician, artist, and swordsman Michael B. Koep is an ambitious fantasy novel that uses an unconventional story structure and some unreliable narration to explore...
  • Interview with Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author Gini Koch
    Interview with Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author Gini Koch
    Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her...
  • Reviewsday: Sherlock Holmes lives again in 'The House of Silk'
    Reviewsday: Sherlock Holmes lives again in 'The House of Silk'
    "The House of Silk," by Anthony Horowitz, takes us back to 221B Baker Street in London, to the apartment of the famed detective, Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson, Holmes’ biographer and partner in the original adventures, again...
  • The Loft
    The Loft is an amazing potpoiler
    The Loft: Rated “R” (1 hours 43 minutes)Starring: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Rhona Mitra, Wentworth Miller, Laura CayouetteDirected by: Erik Van Looy OK, if you’ve seen the trailer to this flick it looks like a straight-up woman...
  • 'The Girl on the Train' an engrossing psychological thriller
    'The Girl on the Train' an engrossing psychological thriller
    The bestselling suspense novel “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins has created plenty of buzz since its recent publication. Some have even compared it to the brilliant psychological thriller “Gone Girl”. The story...
  • Curiosity Machine
    Library offers week of fun
    The Palmdale City Library has a whole host of activities this week for Antelope Valley Residents.The Storycrafter’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 for children ages 5-9 at the library located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.A...
  • Cover of "The Deep End" by Julie Mulhern
    Read 'The Deep End" by Julie Mulhern
    If Agatha Christie had decided to write something akin to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” she might have ended up with “The Deep End” by Julie Mulhern. This certainly isn’t your grandmother’s cozy mystery, and I loved...
  • Cover of "The Long and Faraway Gone" by Lou Berney
    Read "The Long and Faraway Gone" by Lou Berney
    Lou Berney teaches writing at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University. He is a television and film screen writer. His first book, “Gutshot Straight” was a Barry Award nominee and on Booklists’ Ten Best Debut Crime...
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    The nominees for the 2014 Agatha Awards
    TheAgatha Awardshonor the “TraditionalMystery". These are books that are in the tradition of Agatha Christie which contain no explicit sex and no excessive gore or gratuitous violence. These books are now termed “Malice Domestic...
  • Portland at Night
    2015 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations
    “Calamari Crime,” will be giving four awards at the25th annual LCC convention,to be held in Portland, Oregon. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 14, at theDoubletree by Hilton,...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    The nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards
    Mystery Writers of Americaannounced the Nominees for the 2015Edgar Allan PoeAwards, honoring the best inmysteryfiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at their69th...
  • Mystery: Cosmic 'fast radio bursts' 5.5 billion light years away detected
    Mystery: Cosmic 'fast radio bursts' 5.5 billion light years away detected
    They're called "fast radio bursts" and although theywere first discovered in 2007,they'venever been detected in real time. That is, until now, when an astronomer in Sidney, Australia, picked up thequick space spike of radio noise...
  • Cover of "Nun Too Soon" by Alice Loweecey
    Read "Nun Too Soon" by Alice Loweecey
    As the name, “Nun Too Soon” implies, Giulia Driscoll was formerly a nun who left the convent. In this book, she has married the former owner of Driscoll Investigations. Her husband, Frank Driscoll, has taken a job with the police...