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This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
At the start of British author Tina Seskis’s debut novel, One Step Too Far, a married lawyer named Emily Coleman is running …

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Gold(writing)fingers

March 15, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 18 Comments
Gold(writing)fingers

I woke up to such exciting news today, I thought, “Beware the ides, my foot (I actually named another body part). This is a HAPPY day!” I was so thrilled, I got out of bed …

Book Review: SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben

March 13, 2013 – 10:29 pm | 4 Comments
Book Review: SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben

In Harlan Coben’s latest, Jake had watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man Six Years earlier. She made him promise to leave her alone and never contact her. He kept that promise, …

Book Review: TOUCH & GO by Lisa Gardner

March 10, 2013 – 8:32 pm | One Comment
Book Review: TOUCH & GO by Lisa Gardner

This review appeared last month in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
From the outside, Justin and Libby Denbe look like the perfect couple with the perfect life. He’s the head of a …

Movie Review: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

March 8, 2013 – 12:32 am | 8 Comments
Movie Review: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

I last saw The Wizard of Oz many, many years ago and don’t remember specifics. I’ve seen it maybe twice in my life and it’s not on my list of all-time favorites or anything. This …

Nerdy Special List March 2013

March 3, 2013 – 10:45 pm | One Comment
Nerdy Special List March 2013

Every month, I eagerly await my contributors’ submissions for the NSL; I love seeing what new releases they found outstanding. For the first time, a nonfiction title made the list, and we have a new blogger …

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 …

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