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  • 'Cold As Ice'
    Between the lines with M.K. Gilroy (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Mark (M.K.) Gilroy.Gilroy is the author of Cold As Ice (Sydney Lane Press)—the third entry in the Kristen Conner Mystery series, released earlier this month. A 30-year veteran of the industry, he has...
  • 'Tortures of the Damned' by Hunter Shea
    'Tortures of the Damned' by Hunter Shea
    I first discovered Hunter Shea last year with “The Montauk Monster” and immediately knew that I would have to read more of his books. The second novel that I read by Shea, “Island of the Forbidden,” was also good so I was...
  • Vader and Mentor
    Deceased Actor Peter Cushing to Star in Star Wars Rogue One— What?!?
    Although actor Peter Cushing has long since shuffled off this mortal coil (he died in 1994), that isn't stopping Hollywood from resurrecting the actor so he can appear in the next wave of Star Wars movies.Cushing, or rather the character he...
  • Henry Paulson
    Henry Paulson's 'Dealing With China'
    For most people, the name Henry Paulson conjures up images of Sunday morning talk shows during the financial crisis of 2008, or of the former U.S. Treasury Secretary’s tidy scrawl across the bottom of a twenty dollar bill.In recent years,...
  • Ed Catmull and company at Inside Out premiere
    'Creativity, Inc.' charts rise of Pixar studios
    As the story of the rise of Pixar, Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc. Overcoming Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration is the book that fans of Pixar, animation and Steve Jobs have wanted to read. From the beginnings of Pixar at...
  • 'The Bones Will Speak' by Carrie Stuart Parks
    'The Bones Will Speak' by Carrie Stuart Parks
    "The Bones Will Speak," published August 11, 2015, is the second book in the Gwen Marcey series. If you're a fan of forensic mysteries, you're sure to fall in love with the quirky sleuth, Gwen Marcey.Gwen Marcey, forensic facial...
  • "Cairo by Gaslight"
    Brandon Black tethers New Orleans authors into the tales of 'Cairo by Gaslight'
    Editor and science fiction and fantasy authorBrandon Black released his new steampunk anthologyCairo by Gaslight on Tuesday. Black brought together a host of writers and poets from New Orleans and around the US to create this second of his...
  • 'A Ghostly Demise'
    Southern Suspense: Tonya Kappes on 'A Ghostly Demise' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Tonya Kappes.Ms. Kappes is the author ofA Ghostly Demise (Witness Impulse)—the fourth in the Ghostly Southern Mysteries, out Tuesday; previous titles include A Ghostly Undertaking, A Ghostly Murder,...
  • Secret Wars #9
    Marvel Comics extends new 'Secret Wars' crossover mini to nine issues
    Both fans and retailers seem to opine that Marvel Comics' "summer crossovers" seem to last longer and longer as the years have gone by. With this year's rehash of "Secret Wars", that is actually true! Not only is "...
  • Author Theresa Hissong
    Author Theresa Hissong donates 'Fully Loaded' book proceeds to cancer patients
    Author Theresa Hissong has decided to donate half of the proceeds from her new book,Fully Loaded,to Star Treatments, a charity for kids with cancer.Hissong, an erotic and paranormal romance author, is a lady who knows her books. She managed a...
  • DLee's First Day of School, by Diana Santamaria
    Book review: 'DLee's First Day of School,' by Diana Lee Santamaria
    The first day of school can be from sad to traumatic for a majority of pre-school children. For the first time, kids have to stay in a new place, surrounded by new people and new things but, most importantly, without their mommies. How can mothers...
  • How to weave a resilient life
    Former Long Beach professor shares tips for a resilient life
    "I believe that being resilient is a critical ingredient in our survival as human beings," said Dale Weaver, a former California State Long Beach professor, now the author of a book about resilience. "Hardship and suffering is part...
  • Sophia Bar-Lev, author of 'The Silver Locket'
    A chat with Sophia Bar-Lev, author of 'The Silver Locket'
    Sophia Bar-Lev learned the love of books from her mother and grandmother who were avid readers. By third grade she was writing stories and poems and the love of writing has continued throughout her life. After a successful career in elementary...
  • A family curse has transcended time to the present day in the form of a book
    A captivating debut with magic, circuses, mystery, and curses
    Another wonderfully spell-binding debut novel for the 2015 year has been added to the shelves of bookstores. Erika Swyler’s The Book of Speculation is one fans of circus fiction will be drawn to and fans of mystery will find intriguing.Life...
  • 'The Girl in the Glass'
    Maine-ly Murder: James Hayman on 'The Girl in the Glass' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes James Hayman.Hayman is the USA Today bestselling author of the newly released novel The Girl in the Glass (Witness Impulse)—the fourth title in the McCabe/Savage series. A native New Yorker, he...
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