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  • Cover of "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
    Read the Thriller, "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (pronounced Ur-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) has been labeled “Iceland’s answer to Stieg Larsson." She is also a director of one of Iceland’s largest engineering firms. She has written both children’s...
  • A Sporting Murder
    Book Review - 'A Sporting Murder' by Lesley A. Diehl
    Cozy mysteries aren't just fluffy whodunits anymore. There's a noticeable trend emerging in those written by women for women. They're no longer shying away from the ugliness of everyday life in order to provide an escape from reality....
  • Ace Atkins and the cover of The Redeemers
    Interview with New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins
    Ace Atkins was handpicked by the Robert B. Parker estate to carry on the Spenser mystery series. Before his selection, however, Ace Atkins had already made a name for himself as an author and crime reporter. In this interview, the author who has...
  • MH 370 debris
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Debris on Reunion Island likely from missing plane
    The latest update regarding the debris found in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday was released overnight in the wee hours of Thursday morning, according to a Washington Post report on Thursday. Authorities in Malaysia are almost certain that the large...
  • I Wake Up Dreaming
    I Wake Up Dreaming - film noir film fesival at the Castro
    For five consecutive Thursdays (Aug 6 - Sept 3) the Castro will present Elliot Lavine's I WAKE UP DREAMING 2015: HOT SUMMER NOIR -- a simmering collection of rarely screened films (all in 35mm studio prints) -- and all being shown at the...
  • Mystery/Thriller 3x Reviews
    Mystery 3x Reviews: 'Luckiest Girl Alive,' 'Day Four,' & 'The Melody Lingers On'
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner reviews three recent titles in mystery/thriller that are sure to add a little extra sizzle to these hot summer nights.First up is Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive (Simon & Schuster, $25.00), a dazzlingly...
  • Spore, by Tamara Jones
    Spore, by Tamara Jones
    Tamara Jones has written the Dubric Byerly Mysteries series, forensic murder mysteries in a fantasy setting, as Tamara Siler Jones. However, these dark and gripping novels are not hallmarks of her personality at all. In addition to writing gory...
  • 1200 guns in basement: Mystery behind pile of loaded guns? Cops looking into odd news
    1200 guns in basement: Dead man held secret gun hoard, police investigate case
    Over 1,200 guns were found in the basement of a dead man in Los Angeles this week, raising eyebrows from the community and questions from the police. The 60-year-old man was discovered cold in his vehicle, which was parked off the road in a...
  • The Insect Farm, by Stuart Prebble
    The Insect Farm, by Stuart Prebble
    Stuart Prebble is a British TV producer and director. He has written thrillers and comedies, including the Grumpy Old…series, as well as the television shows. His new novel, The Insect Farm, is a murder mystery/family drama.Jonathan and...
  • Who Let the Dog Out? by David Rosenfelt
    'Who Let the Dog Out?' by David Rosenfelt: 13th in Andy Carpenter Mystery series
    In David Rosenfelt's new mystery/comedy, "Who Let the Dog Out?" that Carpenter man is back again. But this Carpenter, of course, does not build houses out of wood or fix all kinds of things so they work right. Nope, attorney Andy...
  • 'Double Mint'
    Between the lines with Gretchen Archer (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Gretchen Archer in celebration of her “book birthday.”Ms. Archer is the author of Double Mint (Henery Press, $15.95), the fourth Davis Way Crime Caper. Her debut novel, Double Whammy, was a...
  • 'Foyle's War' Movie Review: Foyle's War (2013) The German Woman
    'Foyle's War' Movie Review: Foyle's War (2013) The German Woman
    On Series 1:Ep, as archaic black & white photo lense foils out - one man forced to fight a war against a bunch of hometown crooks and criminals shadows some piano lessons of a small boy. The rhapsodied melody travails on keys of perfection,...
  • Original caricature by Jeff York of Ian McKellen as "Mr. Holmes"
    ‘Mr. Holmes’ investigates the mysteries of old age
    Literature’s most popular detective has yielded dozens of adaptations on film and TV over the past 100 years. This past decade alone has seen three takes on Sherlock Holmes that have proven to be monster hits. TV has the BBC’s &ldquo...
  • Sorrow Lake
    Book Review - 'Sorrow Lake' by Michael J. McCann
    People aren't always how they appear to be.It's a message worth remembering when reading a shrewdly written mystery like SORROW LAKE. With an observant eye for detail, author Michael J. McCann introduces Vivian, the wife of murder victim,...
  • 'Mr. Holmes'
    'Mr. Holmes' review: Ian McKellen brings new humanity to Sherlock Holmes
    Ian McKellen brings a refreshing humanity to the iconic literary figure in this interesting new take on Sherlock Holmes in "Mr. Holmes" (opening in select cities July 17).In short: Elderly, retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) struggles to...
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