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This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
The opening of Kristina Ohlsson’s The Disappeared is one of the most disturbing in recent memory. An unnamed woman watches an …

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VENGEANCE Blog Tour: U IS FOR UNDERTOW Review + Excerpt of V

October 24, 2011 – 11:37 pm | 12 Comments
VENGEANCE Blog Tour: U IS FOR UNDERTOW Review + Excerpt of V

We’re now in the final week of Sue Grafton’s Vengeance Blog Tour, leading up to the November 14 release of her latest, V is for Vengeance. Ten bloggers are reviewing the last five titles in …

Movie Review: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

October 20, 2011 – 7:13 pm | 7 Comments
Movie Review: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

I’ll admit it: If I’d known ahead of time this movie (limited release, Oct. 21) is about a young woman struggling to survive her cult experience, I probably wouldn’t have rushed out to the screening …

Book Giveaway: THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

October 17, 2011 – 11:10 pm | 14 Comments
Book Giveaway: THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

I’m thrilled to announce that the generous folks over at Doubleday have allowed me to give away two copies of Erin Morgenstern‘s The Night Circus. You’ve probably heard about this novel for months since it …

First Tintin Movie News Are In!

October 17, 2011 – 1:23 am | 6 Comments
First Tintin Movie News Are In!

I was thrilled to hear over the weekend that most of the first reviews for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of Unicorn are not only positive, but overwhelmingly so! Many of you know the …

Book Review: KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill

October 13, 2011 – 9:59 pm | 14 Comments
Book Review: KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill

Originally reviewed for Shelf Awareness, published here with permission.
Colin Cotterill, author of the Dr. Siri series set in 1970s Laos, introduces a new sleuth in Killed at the Whim of a Hat. Though Jimm Juree …

Mini Reviews: SHOCK WAVE, CALL ME PRINCESS, and THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

October 12, 2011 – 2:26 am | 2 Comments
Mini Reviews: SHOCK WAVE, CALL ME PRINCESS, and THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

I took advantage of the long Columbus Day weekend to park myself on the couch and catch up on some reading, which was divine. Well, except for the part when I sat too long and …

Book Review: THE AFFAIR by Lee Child

October 6, 2011 – 11:33 pm | 6 Comments
Book Review: THE AFFAIR by Lee Child

If you’re looking for something good to read this weekend, check out the new Jack Reacher. My review originally ran in Shelf Awareness and is reprinted here with remission. Happy Friday!
Ever since Jack Reacher …

Movie Review: THE IDES OF MARCH

October 5, 2011 – 2:55 am | 14 Comments
Movie Review: THE IDES OF MARCH

If you’re not into politics, don’t let it deter you from seeing The Ides of March (out October 7), based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North. Despite its setting, it’s not really about politics. It’s more …

Movie Review: FOOTLOOSE

October 3, 2011 – 2:08 am | 8 Comments
Movie Review: FOOTLOOSE

When I posted on Facebook that I had gone to a Paramount screening of the Footloose remake (out October 14), one of my friends jokingly threatened to disown me because I was apparently being disloyal to …

Nerdfest Finale—Quiz Answers, Nerdy Slide Show, and Giveaway Winners

October 1, 2011 – 12:01 am | 15 Comments
Nerdfest Finale—Quiz Answers, Nerdy Slide Show, and Giveaway Winners

For the past four days, I’ve been running nerdy anecdotes from crime authors who were generous enough to share their stories and, in some cases, pictures as well. They did it to help me celebrate …

Nerdfest: Day Four

September 30, 2011 – 1:46 am | 14 Comments
Nerdfest: Day Four

We’ve arrived at day four of Nerdycon, with more crime authors sharing spectacularly nerdy moments. Think you know them from their work? Well, you may never have seen them like this.
Today’s panelists:
*Tess Gerritsen—Tess is the …

Nerdfest: Day Three

September 29, 2011 – 12:16 am | 10 Comments
Nerdfest: Day Three

Welcome to day three of the nerdathon! (Click for days one, two, and four.) Hope you have snacks and Gatorade to help keep up your energy. Wait a minute, aren’t we all nerds here? Keep eating …

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