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Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

“Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett” edited by John Charles Bennett (University Press of Kentucky, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   In 1928, British actor Charles Bennett’s play “Blackmail,” starring Tallulah Bankhead, opened...

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Seconds

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Seconds

“Seconds” by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine, $25) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   It seems like Katie’s life should be pretty great: She’s a celebrated chef at the most popular eatery in town, and she’s slowly moving forward...

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Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

“Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top” by Carol Bradley (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   This book is so graphic and searing, it will forever change the way...

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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

“Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality” by Danielle Allen (W.W. Norton, $27.95 hardcover) Reviewed by Molly Ford   The Declaration of Independence is one of the world’s defining historical texts....

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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases

“The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases” by Deborah Halber Reviewed by Larry Cox In her debut book, journalist Deborah Halber reveals the curious world of Internet detectives, ordinary people who spend their...

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

“The Girls at the Kingfisher Club” by Genevieve Valentine (Atria Books, $18) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Once upon a time, in an era known as the Jazz Age, there were 12 lovely young women who had...

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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

“The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark” by Meryl Gordon (Grand Central Publishing, $28) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Huguette Clark was raised in the most expensive home in...

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The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

“The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators” by Chris Brogan (Wiley, $25) Reviewed by Molly Ford   Are you wondering how you can leverage your unique personality to find success? How...

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Tom Horn in Life and Legend

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Tom Horn in Life and Legend

“Tom Horn in Life and Legend” by Larry D. Ball (University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Tom Horn was born in rural Missouri in 1860, but it was in the American Southwest where...

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The Pickled Piper and Death on Eat Street

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The Pickled Piper and Death on Eat Street

“The Pickled Piper” by Mary Ellen Hughes “Death on Eat Street” by JJ Cook (Berkley Prime Crime, $7.99 each) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Sometimes there’s nothing as tasty as a good cozy mystery, and two recent...

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