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J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, returns with a well-crafted, entertaining second mystery starring private detective Cormoran Strike. By taking on the publishing world in The Silkworm, she creates a complex, gritty story th...

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The entertainment world lost another legend this week with the passing of actress Lauren Bacall at the age of 89.  Of her many fine film performances over the years, she is perhaps most fondly remembered for the four classic films in which she c...

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We were sad to hear of the tragic passing of Robin Williams this week at the age of 63.  To say that Williams possessed an incredible range and depth to his talent is an understatement that borders on the absurd.  The insanely talented comi...

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  Quirky characters abound in Amy Bloom’s new story about an unusual family’s attempt to survive during World War II.  Twelve-year-old Eva lives with her mother and occasionally is visited by a man named Edgar, who is her father. When E...

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Are you a mystery reader? If so, I highly recommend Julia Keller, author of the Bell Elkins mystery series. Her books, A Killing in the Hills (2012) and Bitter River (2013), are atmospheric, literary, and utterly engaging. The series centers around B...