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Mystery IQ Quiz, part 2:   Here are matched authors, characters, and locations.  Louise Penny              ...
This installment: an intimate, quotidian journal by a favorite writer; a delightfully weird New Mexican novel, and a true life story of hard times and redemption.     Winter...
Test Your Mystery IQ: answersHere are the answers to last week’s mystery quiz:  match the authors to their series characters. Louise Penny       ...
This installment—three novels: mysticism and cyber-ingenuity in the Middle East; Martha’s Vineyard in the ‘40s with nasty domestic drama, and the Bad Boy of British Books does it...
Mystery readers:  can you match the popular mystery writers below with their fictional detective characters?   Type your answers in the comments box.     (Answers...
As a  new pope is chosen,  the world’s attention is focused on Rome.  While waiting for the white smoke, you could pass the time reading a novel about intrigue in the Vatican....
This installment three novels: British literary machinations; an artist arises from a Japanese internment camp, and a mixed martial arts hopeful meets more than his match.    Alys...
While you’re wearin’ the  green and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, put yourself in the mood by reading a good novel set in the Emerald Isle  (these authors...
This installment: 3 novels. Technology brings the dead to life (kind of; a contentious relationship between a chaperone and her rebellious charge, set in the ‘20’s; and a British drama...
National Book Critics Circle
The National Book Critics Circle announced its finalists for publishing year 2012 on January 14, and the winners will be revealed tomorrow, February 28, at 6PM in New York City.  The NBCC...