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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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And the Stalker Nominees Are…

May 30, 2011 – 8:45 pm | 9 Comments
And the Stalker Nominees Are…

For the past three weeks, to coincide with May being mystery month, I took nominations for the inaugural Stalker Awards, given to authors and mysteries/thrillers published in 2010 that you’re obsessed about. Today, as the …

Reminder About Stalker Nominations

May 27, 2011 – 11:42 pm | One Comment
Reminder About Stalker Nominations

Since you’re probably enjoying your long weekend, I’ll keep this short. It’s a reminder to nominate your favorite 2010 crime fiction reads for the inaugural Stalker Awards if you haven’t done so. Polls close Sunday, …

Things Actors Shouldn’t Do in an Audition

May 26, 2011 – 12:53 am | 12 Comments
Things Actors Shouldn’t Do in an Audition

Mr. PCN, who’s a casting director, has been busy the last couple months with several projects. While he loves what he does, he’s occasionally subjected to the crazy things some actors do in pursuit of …

AMERICAN IDOL S10: Scotty & Lauren’s Country Duel

May 25, 2011 – 1:09 am | 9 Comments
AMERICAN IDOL S10: Scotty & Lauren’s Country Duel

by Poncho
I couldn’t believe myself. This afternoon I read somewhere that Lauren Alaina might miss the finale and Haley would have to fill in for her. Turns out Lauren blew a vocal cord while rehearsing. …

Crumbling HOUSE

May 23, 2011 – 11:21 pm | 12 Comments
Crumbling HOUSE

*Spoilers about House season finale ahead*
Second warning, if you haven’t watched last night’s episode, stop reading now. If you have seen it, read on and discuss!
Last week I was shocked when I heard Lisa Edelstein …

My Criminal Elements

May 20, 2011 – 12:51 pm | 3 Comments
My Criminal Elements

If you’re killing time at work or just waiting for the Rapture, check out my two posts over at the Criminal Element. This one is about how I sometimes use crime novels to inspire my …

Book Review: SUMMER AND THE CITY by Candace Bushnell

May 20, 2011 – 12:41 am | 7 Comments
Book Review: SUMMER AND THE CITY by Candace Bushnell

With no more new TV episodes of Sex and the City and no certain news of another movie on the horizon, I was happy to see the recent release of Candace Bushnell’s Summer and the …

AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 3 Fight for the Finale

May 19, 2011 – 1:11 am | 8 Comments
AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 3 Fight for the Finale

by Poncho
Let’s cut to the chase. Tonight there were three rounds, each one with different “rules.” For their first performance, the kids got to choose whichever song they liked. And it went like this:
Scotty opened …

Fall 2011 TV Preview

May 15, 2011 – 10:04 pm | 23 Comments
Fall 2011 TV Preview

The TV upfronts officially start this Monday, with the networks rolling out their fall and midseason schedules, but news have already leaked over the last few days about shows that have been picked up and …

Nerdy Hot 10 List 2011

May 13, 2011 – 1:42 am | 8 Comments
Nerdy Hot 10 List 2011

For the last two years, when Maxim released their annual Hot 100 list, which is all about women with fabulous T & A, I posted my own nerdy hot list of celebs who are sexy …

AMERICAN IDOL S10: Were the Top 5 Inspiring?

May 12, 2011 – 1:24 am | 15 Comments
AMERICAN IDOL S10: Were the Top 5 Inspiring?

by Poncho
As I’ve written a few times, I don’t get American Idol [in Mexico] until about a week after it airs in the U.S., so I only watch the performances [online] and none of the …

Book Review: PURGATORY CHASM by Steve Ulfelder

May 10, 2011 – 11:42 pm | 5 Comments
Book Review: PURGATORY CHASM by Steve Ulfelder

First of all, how good is that title? Now check out this opening:
There are drunken assholes, and there are assholes who are drunks. Take a drunken asshole and stick him in AA five or ten …

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