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Lucy and Gabe met as Columbia University students on 9/11, when emotions were running high and “our shields were down.” After spending a very intense day together, however, Gabe reunites with an ex, and Lucy …

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Gunpoint Review: THE HARD BOUNCE by Todd Robinson

March 17, 2013 – 10:20 pm | 4 Comments
hard bounce

Time for another guest review from my friend Lauren, whom I have to coerce into writing for me—hence, the “gunpoint”—by making her fill out the form below. This time, she offered to submit a review …

Gold(writing)fingers

March 15, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 18 Comments
aline baby

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
six years 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
touch&go

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
williams as glinda

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
rage against the dying

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
hammett unwritten cover

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
ARGO producers: Grant Heslov, Affleck, George Clooney. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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
ice cold kill cover

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
touch & go gardner cover

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
garden-of-stones cover

 
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
Scene from the play: What the hell is going on here? And of course that's me with veil over my head.

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 …

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