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  • Book review: Grief-stricken ex cop worth rooting for

    Book review: Grief-stricken ex cop worth rooting for

    ‘What You Break’ By Reed Farrel Coleman, Putnam, 366 pages, $27 Grief can define a person — it certainly does former cop Gus Murphy, who has not recovered from the sudden death last year of his 20-year-old son, John Jr. Grief destroyed his marriage, estranged him for a while from his daughter and...

  • Book review: War wounds surface in Todd's compelling 'Racing the Devil'

    Book review: War wounds surface in Todd's compelling 'Racing the Devil'

    ‘Racing the Devil’ By Charles Todd. Morrow, 352 pages, $26.99 Each soldier has a private war, with external and internal battle scars that linger long after peace has been declared. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge knows all too well how the battles continue. Physically, he came through WWI...

  • Book review: Community as unforgiving as the land in 'Home Sweet Home'

    Book review: Community as unforgiving as the land in 'Home Sweet Home'

    ‘Home Sweet Home’ By April Smith. Knopf, 384 pages, $26.95 For most of us, home — wherever we make it — is a safe place, or at least it should be. It’s a place of comfort and solace. But what happens when the home we have chosen turns on us? April Smith’s stand-alone thriller “Home Sweet Home”...

  • Baldacci to speak at writing convention

    Baldacci to speak at writing convention

    Sleuthfest has become one the most respected conferences stressing the craft of writing. Sponsored by the Florida chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Sleuthfest focuses on crime fiction but its panels on writing, plots, characters and publishing will appeal to any would-be writer, as well...

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