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The SAG Awards may have a lower profile than the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but it’s the most personal awards show for me because I get to vote for the winners.
This year I did …

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Book Review: HAMMETT UNWRITTEN by Owen Fitzstephen, Afterword by Gordon McAlpine

February 26, 2013 – 9:56 pm | 4 Comments
Book Review: HAMMETT UNWRITTEN by Owen Fitzstephen, Afterword by Gordon McAlpine

This review originally appeared as a starred review in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
One almost has to be a Pinkerton detective to unravel the double crosses and mystery surrounding the …

Thoughts on the 85th Academy Awards & Fashion Commentary

February 25, 2013 – 1:36 am | 8 Comments
Thoughts on the 85th Academy Awards & Fashion Commentary

I went into this year’s ceremony more excited than usual because many of the categories were not predictable. Yes, Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway were sure things, but there was possibility for surprises in the …

Book Blurbs by PCN

February 22, 2013 – 1:11 am | 2 Comments
Book Blurbs by PCN

Yesterday, I sent a note to crime author Meg Gardiner, thanking her for vetting a book for me. I receive lots of ARCs for review consideration and sometimes I’m so overwhelmed, I don’t know what …

The Girl Who Won’t Stop Running

February 19, 2013 – 7:11 pm | 3 Comments
The Girl Who Won’t Stop Running

Within the last year, I came across these covers:

This paperback of Lisa Unger’s book came out in June 2012.
The same month, the cover below for Michael Robotham’s new book, due October 2012, was revealed on his Facebook …

Nerdy Special List February 2013

February 17, 2013 – 8:31 pm | 6 Comments
Nerdy Special List February 2013

 
What is happening to February? It’s more than half over?! Better post this month’s Nerdy Special List, then.
Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts read two standout February releases:
Birthdays for the Dead (Harper Paperback, Feb. 19) is the new …

CHRISTMAS IN HANOI, POE, and Charlie Huston

February 11, 2013 – 10:58 pm | 3 Comments
CHRISTMAS IN HANOI, POE, and Charlie Huston

In case any of you were considering filing a missing persons report on me, I’m still here, just keeping my head down on a bunch of different projects. I’ve been rehearsing for a play, Eddie …

SAG AWARDS 2013

January 27, 2013 – 11:01 pm | 7 Comments
SAG AWARDS 2013

I’m still in rehearsals six days a week for the new play, and doing various freelance gigs, so this won’t be a full write-up, just a few highlights in case you missed the show (apparently …

Book Review: STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE by Ian Rankin

January 23, 2013 – 2:50 am | 3 Comments
Book Review: STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE by Ian Rankin

I finally jumped on the Inspector Rebus bandwagon after friends (I’m looking at you, Jenn aka The Picky Girl) have long pulled it alongside and tried to heave me on board. It wasn’t a matter …

Robert Crais and His Mighty Balls

January 21, 2013 – 1:31 pm | 5 Comments
Robert Crais and His Mighty Balls

Just a reminder that tomorrow—Tuesday, Jan. 22—is launch day for Robert Crais’s Suspect.  You will love Maggie and her relationship with Scott James, so buy the book and help Crais rule the world.
Go to a …

Book Review: RATLINES by Stuart Neville

January 15, 2013 – 3:24 pm | 2 Comments
Book Review: RATLINES by Stuart Neville

The following ran in Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for Readers last week, and is reprinted here with permission.
The title of Stuart Neville’s standalone thriller Ratlines refers to the underground network that helped former Nazis and their associates escape Germany …

Few Thoughts on the 70th Golden Globes

January 14, 2013 – 1:10 am | 10 Comments
Few Thoughts on the 70th Golden Globes

I had rehearsal today for the new play I’m doing, so I tuned in late to the Golden Globes. I’m now exhausted so this write-up won’t be long; I just wanted to throw out a …

Book Review: SAFE HOUSE by Chris Ewan

January 10, 2013 – 12:29 am | One Comment
Book Review: SAFE HOUSE by Chris Ewan

The following ran in Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for Readers last month as a starred review, and is reprinted here with permission.
At the start of Chris Ewan’s Safe House, Rob Hale wakes up in the hospital and …

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