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Q & A with ALLEN GREGORY’s Joy Osmanski

October 29, 2011 – 11:23 pm | 4 Comments

This weekend is a big one for my friend Joy Osmanski. Saturday was her birthday and tonight, as in Sunday, her new show Allen Gregory premieres at 8:30 on Fox right after The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse …

Book Review: ALREADY GONE by John Rector

October 27, 2011 – 12:48 am | 7 Comments
already gone

This review is by contributor Eric Edwards.—PCN

While leaving a bar one night, newly married university teacher Jake Reese is jumped from behind, but instead of taking his wallet, his attackers cut off his ring …

Winners of Erin Morgenstern’s THE NIGHT CIRCUS

October 25, 2011 – 9:27 pm | One Comment

Random.org selected the following names:


Congrats! You both get a copy of the book, courtesy of Doubleday. Please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should ship it. No P.O. boxes. If …

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

October 24, 2011 – 11:37 pm | 12 Comments

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 …


October 20, 2011 – 7:13 pm | 7 Comments

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

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
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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

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 …


October 12, 2011 – 2:26 am | 2 Comments
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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
the affair

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 …


October 5, 2011 – 2:55 am | 14 Comments
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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

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 …

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