Archives for: April 2011
Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil by Jerome Charyn

As the New York Yankees’ star centerfielder from 1936 to 1951, Joe DiMaggio is enshrined in America’s memory as the epitome in sports of grace, dignity, and that ineffable quality called “class.” But his career after retirement, starting with his nine-month marriage to Marilyn Monroe, was far less auspicious. Writers like Gay Talese and Richard Ben Cramer have painted the [...]

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The Dewey Decimal System: A Novel by Nathan Larson

After a flu pandemic, a large-scale terrorist attack, and the total collapse of Wall Street, New York City is reduced to a shadow of its former self. As the city struggles to dig itself out of the wreckage, a nameless, obsessive-compulsive veteran with a spotty memory, a love for literature, and a strong if complex moral code (that doesn’t preclude [...]

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The Big Scrum by John J. Miller

In its infancy in the late 19th century, the game of football was still a work in progress that only remotely resembled the sport millions follow today. There was no common agreement about many of the game’s basic rules, and it was incredibly violent and extremely dangerous. An Americanized version of rugby, this new game’s popularity grew even as the [...]

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5 best books with a mystery to solve
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This week on Cassandra’s blog she want to know the 5 best books with a mystery to solve. I have some great books all readers should check out! 1. THE WHITE DEVIL by JUSTIN EVANS - Joe Hill’s Horns meets Donna Tartt’s The Secret History in this bold new thriller from Justin Evans, author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child. When seventeen-year-old [...]

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A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes

As a criminal pathologist, Dr Edward Jenner has seen many bad deaths in his day, but none as crazed as the ritual slayings perpetrated by Robert Farrar, The Inquisitor. He survived the final denouement of Farrar’s killing spree, but not the fall-out from the authorities which saw his medical license suspended and him banished from New York. In this book [...]

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The White Devil by Justin Evans

Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys’ boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . . A fierce and jealous ghost . . . A young man’s fight for his life . . . The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress [...]

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The Survivor by Sean Slater
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Columbine. Dunblane. Virginia Tech. Winnenden. But Saint Patrick’s High?   In his first hour back from a six-month leave of absence, Detective Jacob Striker’s day quickly turns into a nightmare. He is barely on scene five minutes at his daughter’s high school when he encounters an Active Shooter situation. Three men wearing hockey masks – Black, White, and Red – [...]

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From Dark Places by E.J. Newman

The debut anthology from E.J Newman is a dark and twisting journey across the urban landscape, mining the rich seam of human frailties with insight and humour. The stories traverse the magical and the mundane, where supernatural beings are indistinguishable from their mortal counterparts in their complexity and complicity. When the author and I connected on twitter, she told me [...]

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Comment Wednesday – 4/13/11
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It’s very easy to get lost in all the blogs. So I have chosen Wednesday as the day I will dedicate to go blog hopping and do nothing but comment. A way to remind me to connect and form new relationships. If you would like to join me on this comment hop, join in below. Please direct your link to [...]

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Outside of books, what is your guilty pleasure?

This meme comes from Crazy for Books In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and [...]

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An Interview with N.K. Smith
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N. K. Smith has been writing in one fashion or the other since the early age of 10 years old. Her first short story, written in fifth grade, was a summer camp mystery. Now, N.K. is realizing her childhood dreams with her first novel Old Wounds. Having lived in several places throughout the northeastern United States, N.K. has now returned [...]

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5 best books about surviving the teen years
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This week on Cassandra’s blog she want to know the 5 best books about surviving the teen years. I have some great books all readers should check out!. Patches of Grey by Roy L Pickering   Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a [...]

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