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  • Doppelgangers: Evil twins or body doubles
    Doppelgangers: Evil twins or body doubles
    You’ve probably been told that somewhere in the world, you have an exact double, but is there really any truth to that belief? It depends on who you ask. Some would say this double is a doppelganger. Skeptics would tell you they don't...
  • Kiss the Girls
    Movie review: Kiss the Girls
    A forensic psychologist chasing down a serial killer gets a break when one of the kidnap victims escapes. Partnering with the woman and using her memories, the two are able to hunt down the killer despite the danger to themselves.Morgan Freeman ...
  • The Usual Suspects
    Movie review: The Usual Suspects
    When five unassociated criminals are pulled into a police lineup they begin talking and decide to work together on a job. But when the job goes sideways the crew scrambles to fix things while, against reason and odds, they continue to get worse...
  • Odd Thomas
    Movie review: Odd Thomas
    Odd is a simple short-order cook in a small California town. Except that he sees dead people. Using his clairvoyant abilities for good, Odd tries to bring justice to those were murdered. But while Odd believes his unique abilities keep him in...
  • The setting in your story, part 2
    The setting in your story, part 2
    In August I highlighted the importance of employing the basic principles of 'setting' for your book to take shape and have life between its pages. This month, The Books Magazine responded to my article. In their feature article "The...
  • The Skeleton Key
    Movie review: The Skeleton Key
    Hospice nurse Caroline takes a job at a remote plantation home caring for Ben with help from his wife Violet. When the dark history of the house starts to come alive and seems to be killing Ben, she turns to Luke desperate for help.Kate Hudson ...
  • Birds of a feather
    Sowers, seeds, birds and the secrets of the mysteries
    The readings for this Sunday continue from the readings for the prior week. Among the rules of Hebrew rhetoric teaches there is nothing unnecessary in the Sacred Writings. Last week’s readings, begin with birds and this week’s readings...
  • Miss Marple arrives on Warner Archive Instant
    Warner Archive showcases Agatha Christie classics
    Warner Archive Instant currently has a collection of Agatha Christie films available for streaming, including four starring fan favorite Margaret Rutherford as amateur sleuth Miss Marple. Eleven Agatha Christie adaptations are included in the...
  • 'Rollover' by Susan Slater
    'Rollover' by Susan Slater
    While I had never read the first book featuring Dan Mahoney, there was something about the cover of “Rollover” by Susan Slater that just called out to me so I decided to give the novel a read and see what it was all about.Dan Mahoney...
  • In the Electric Mist
    Movie review: In the Electric Mist
    Dave has lived in the south his whole life and seen a lot of changes but when he grows up to become a local cop, things he has seen may come back. And they may start to make sense. As a rash of murders takes place he and his family are thrown into...
  • Toby Peters solves problems for classic Hollywood stars
    Toby Peters novels offer mystery with a classic Hollywood twist
    Classic movie fans looking for entertaining light fiction need search no farther than Stuart Kaminsky's mystery series starring Hollywood detective Toby Peters, who inhabits World War II era Tinseltown and takes cases for some very high...
  • 'The Eye' by Bill Pronzini and John Lutz
    'The Eye' by Bill Pronzini and John Lutz
    I do like a good mystery from time to time and was intrigued when I saw “The Eye” by Bill Pronzini and John Lutz. While the book is a new reprint of the novel that was first published in 1984, I had never read it before and that was...
  • 'The Bitch' by Les Edgerton
    'The Bitch' by Les Edgerton
    I had never read a book by Les Edgerton before but I instantly recognized the name. When I had the chance to grab a review copy of "The Bitch," I did not hesitate to step up to the challenge of this author's reportedly hard-edged...
  • New Longmire mystery worth the wait
    New Longmire mystery worth the wait
    It’s been a year since fans of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire have had a new mystery to glue them to the pages, but the latest - Any Other Name (May 2014, Viking Press) makes the wait worthwhile.Johnson is simply a great storyteller....
  • Sizzling suspense novels to read this summer
    Sizzling suspense novels to read this summer
    Suspense novels almost beg to be read while on summer vacation. There's nothing like a well-written whodunit to keep one turning pages long after the sun has gone or the story a strange but kindly neighbor who seems to engage in cryptic...