Archives for: "January 2007"

January 30th, 2007
Now, tequila may be the favored beverage of outlaws, but that doesn't mean it gives them preferential treatment. In fact, tequila probably had betrayed as many outlaws as has the central nervous system and dissatisfied wives. Tequila, scorpion honey,… more »

Next - Michael Crichton

January 26th, 2007
Is a loved one MISSING some BODY PARTS? Are BLONDES becoming EXTINCT? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why a CHIMP FETUS resembles a human being? And should that worry us?… more »

2007 Edgar Award Nominees

January 24th, 2007
Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing… more »

Book of the Month - February, 2007

January 22nd, 2007
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously… more »

The Poet - Michael Connelly

January 9th, 2007
Michael Connelly has written one explosive thriller after another featuring Detective Harry Bosch. Now, in an electrifying departure, he presents a novel that breaks all the rules and will keep your heart racing and your mind guessing until the very… more »

January 6th, 2007
[S]he was finally lulled to sleep -- not by a mother's good-night kiss, or a father's deep voice reciting a prayer, but by the litany of a stranger's beautiful words. more »

Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs

January 5th, 2007
Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs finds… more »

Step on a Crack

January 3rd, 2007
First there was Alex Cross. Then there was the Women's Murder Club. Now meet Detective Michael Bennett, NYPD. Detective Michael Bennett is about to face the greatest challenge of his career. After the death of a beloved former first lady, the most… more »

A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin

January 3rd, 2007
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated… more »