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The Girl on the Train Read-a-Likes

Waiting for your copy of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins to come in?  Fret no more!  Here are some similar titles for your to read while waiting… Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie Don’t Try to Find Me by Holly Brown Elizabeth is Missing […]

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Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Because of my inquisitive nature (I guess), I’m always suspicious of bestselling authors attempting to “try something new” under an alias. Romance novelist Nora Roberts writes crime as J.D. Robb. Really? Not making enough money as Nora Roberts? Did Stephen King really have to become Richard Bachman to prove his worth as an author? Well, […]

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DVD Review: A Most Wanted Man

Spy thriller author John le Carre writes complicated, twisted tales of suspense and covert ops. In the 60s he wrote about the Cold War – now it’s the Middle East. First let’s go over some of le Carre’s past film adaptations: most recently Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), The Constant Gardener (2005), The Tailor of […]

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DVD Review: True Detective

One of the most talked about new TV shows of 2013 had to be True Detective, HBO’s crime/buddy drama set in backwater Louisiana. One reason it was so popular is that HBO has the magic touch when it comes to dramas (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, etc.). Another reason is the cast – two actors […]

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Book Review: Bitter River by Julia Keller

Keller’s second mystery set in Acker’s Gap, West Virginia and featuring prosecutor Bell Elkins is ALMOST as strong as the first, A Killing in the Hills (2012). I loved Keller’s first Elkins outing (it was one of the most compelling American mysteries I had read in a while), so I was very excited by the […]

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