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  • Psychologists prove movies can control your mind
    Psychologists prove movies can control your mind
    Most people have had the experience of becoming totally engrossed in a suspenseful scene in a movie to the extent that everything else seems to disappear as one is transported into the narrative. Great movie makers have known how to accomplish...
  • 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,...
  • Would You Rather
    Would You Rather is Disturbing Believable Fun With Out The Intense Gore
    There are many forms of the horror film genre. Among the most most popular has always been the slasher films, the monster/creature films, and recently the hand held, found footage horror films. Another of the most popular is the gruesome torture...
  • 'A Most Violent Year'
    DVD review: 'A Most Violent Year'
    'A Most Violent Year' was one of those dramas that came out at the tail end of 2014 and seemed like it could make some noise come Academy Award season. In actuality, it didn't, but this did get some nice critical notice all the same...
  • Turning to Stone (Roma Series Book 4), by Gabriel Valjan
    Interview with Gabriel Valjan, author of 'Turning to Stone'
    Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing, available in both paperback and digital formats. He is the author of numerous short stories that are available online and in print anthologies. Turning To Stone, Book 4...
  • Company Theatre's 'The 39 Steps' audition
    Audition for Alfred Hitchcock's whodunit, 'The 39 Steps' at Company Theatre
    Every October, the Company Theatre digs up a thrilling, suspenseful, sometimes darkly comedic production in the spirit of Halloween. This year, the Company Theatre will excitedly descend the six time Tony-nominated production, Richard Barlow&rsquo...
  • 'The Pact: Celia Kelly Series,' #1, by CN Bring
    "...Plot surprises and original characters produce unpredictable suspense..."
    Four years ago Intelligence Officer, Commander Celia Kelly's husband was listed as missing-in-action. Since then the attractive young officer had concentrated on her Navy career. She believes in discipline, "rules, schedules and...
  •  "The Stone of Ages," #1, by Chris Smart
    "12-year-old Chris Smart releases his debut fantasy, "The Stone of Ages"
    Chris Smart's debut fantasy The Stone of Ages, "A Guardian of the Golden Realm Adventure" series is a fast-paced, action-oriented adventure wrapped in fantasy for ages eight to twelve.Readers first meet twelve-year-old CJ, called the...
  • 'Someone Is Watching' by Joy Fielding: Psychological suspense thriller
    'Someone Is Watching' by Joy Fielding: Psychological suspense thriller
    Joy Fielding is known for her psychological thrillers, and with "Someone Is Watching," she continues in that genre. It features a protagonist, Bailey Carpenter, who seems strong and fearless at the beginning of the story.It's only...
  • 'Twisted Innocence-Moonlighters Series,' #3, by Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
    'Twisted Innocence' completes Terri Blackstock's 'Moonlighter' series
    New York Times award winning author, Terri Blackstock completes the Moonlighter suspense trilogy with Twisted Innocence, third in the series that some say can be read as a stand-alone mystery. In this book, Blackstock focuses on her favorite...
  • DVD Review: 'Our Mother's House'
    DVD Review: 'Our Mother's House'
    Warner Archive brings another forgotten piece of film history back from their dark vaults with “Our Mother’s House.” So many great movies get lost in the shuffle of time and an always crowded box office. They never get the...
  • 'Past Crimes'
    Seattle Story: Glen Erik Hamilton on 'Past Crimes' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Glen Erik Hamilton.Hamilton is the author of Past Crimes (William Morrow, $26.99). A native of Seattle, he grew up aboard a sailboat and spent his youth finding trouble around the marinas and commercial...
  • Lili Anolik
    Illumination: Lili Anolik on 'Dark Rooms' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Lili Anolik.Ms. Anolik is the debut novelist of Dark Rooms (William Morrow, $25.99). She is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair; her work has also appeared in Harper, Elle, and The Believer, among...
  • 'Dark Rooms'
    Book review: 'Dark Rooms' by Lili Anolik
    Lili Anolik's Dark Rooms is out today from William Morrow.***Today, Hartford Books Examiner reviews Dark Rooms (William Morrow, $25.99) by Lili Anolik.Though Dark Rooms is her debut novel, Anolik is an established forerunner in contemporary...
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    '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...
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