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Beyond the Book
Dick Lochte

stark richardIn 1962, as Richard Stark, a pen name he’d employed in several previous short stories, Donald Westlake created arguably his most popular character, the mononymous Parker, a hardened, yet somehow honorable, professional thief with the worst luck in fictional heist history.

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Beyond the Book
Dick Lochte

wolfe neroRex Todhunter Stout's Fer-de-Lance introduced the soon-to-be iconic characters, elephantine sedentary deductive genius Nero Wolfe and his quick-thinking, glib amanuensis, Archie Goodwin, who narrates their investigations. Over the next four decades, until his death in 1975, he wrote, among other mysteries, 33 Nero Wolfe novels and 39 novellas.

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I’ve been binging a lot lately on British mystery series that are just now being made available to U.S. audiences.

These series are distributed by Acorn with DVD and Blu-ray sets available from select ret

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Tom Straw may be the best-known unknown writer.

He’s had seven novels that went straight to the New York Times Best Seller list, with one landing in the No. 1 slot. The books were hugely popular and the ch

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JOAN HESS (1949-2017)

From St. Martins Press:

Author Joan Hess has died. A pioneer in the mystery genre and a much loved fixture at mystery conventions for decades, she was the author of forty-thre

JOAN HESS (1949-2017)

From St. Martins Press:

Author Joan Hess has died. A pioneer in the mystery genre and a much loved fixture at mystery conventions for decades, she was the author of forty-three books, o

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