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

Wednesday, July 23rd, 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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The Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Mysteries of Custer’s Last Stand

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Mysteries of Custer’s Last Stand

“The Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Mysteries of Custer’s Last Stand” by Gordon Harper (Casemate Books, $32.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Gordon Harper was 20 years old and a minor-league baseball player when he...

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The Last Dark: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Last Dark: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

“The Last Dark: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant” By Stephen R. Donaldson (Penguin, $35) By Chris Richcreek   Was it worth the wait? It’s a question fans often have to ask themselves when they embark upon...

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Pola Negri: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Pola Negri: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale

“Pola Negri: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale” by Mariusz Kotowski (University Press of Kentucky, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   One of the first truly great movie stars of the early American film industry was a former ballerina...

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The Bone Season

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Bone Season

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury USA, $17) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Under the regime of Scion, having any psychic ability at all is a crime, but having a rare dreamwalking talent like Paige’s means...

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