A haunted house on an island off the coast of Cornwall challenges a group of psychical researchers to solve a ghostly mystery.
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What we do in the dark and preach in the sunlight
In journalist Kelsey McKInney’s debut novel, Caroline and Abigail struggle to reconcile their pastor father’s actions with the gospel he preaches.
Colwin tells extraordinary stories about ordinary people
Luminous short stories of interpersonal relationships by the inimitable Laurie Colwin.
A high school reunion turns deadly
When one member of a high school clique is murdered at a reunion, the solution may lie in things that happened during the final weeks of that long-ago school year.
A family saga that plays out on the boardwalk
The death of a patriarch stirs up family secrets on the Jersey Shore.
Who is the pawn in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’?
An orphan finds her sense of self in an unexpected talent for chess, but can the game also vanquish her demons?
Classic ‘Mother Night’ resonates all these years later
Vonnegut could not have known how his homegrown Nazi theme would play out in the 21st century We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Howard W. Campbell Jr., the narrator of Vonnegut’s brilliant 1966 novel Mother Night, is pretending to be a Nazi —Continue reading “Classic ‘Mother Night’ resonates all these years later”
Currently Reading, 1 March 2021
My current read is a book recommended by my friend Ana, which just happened to be available at the library when I checked their online catalog. It’s The Marrow Thieves by Canadian author Cherie Dimaline (2017). The library blurb is enticing: “In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability toContinue reading “Currently Reading, 1 March 2021”
Rogue cops face off against rural Idaho town in ‘Blue Heaven’
can anyone save annie and william? I have read the first couple of books in author Box’s Joe Pickett series, but Blue Heaven (St. Martin’s Press, 2008) is a standalone suspense/thriller about some rogue L.A. cops who retire to Idaho with their ill-begotten gains and proceed to wreak havoc on the rural community. (The titleContinue reading “Rogue cops face off against rural Idaho town in ‘Blue Heaven’”
‘A Divided Loyalty’
Cold case heats up in latest Inspector Rutledge mystery When Inspector Ian Rutledge quickly solves the murder of an unknown young woman, he’s just as quickly assigned to follow up on a similar cold case in Avebury, known for its series of standing stones akin to the more famous Stonehenge. The case is tinged withContinue reading “‘A Divided Loyalty’”