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The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum

The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum

In the second decade of the 20th Century, a male nurse strolled into a New York City police station with something to say. Surrendering to police, the man confessed to murdering 8 nursing home patients with chloroform. It was plainly obvious he was guilty, but proving it turned out to be fiendishly difficult. Distressingly, the […]

Most Anticipated Spring 2013 Book Releases

Most Anticipated Spring 2013 Book Releases

We are in a bit of a down period right now for new books. Most or our more anticipated releases will be later in the year with Dan Brown’s Inferno, John Le Carre’s A Delicate Truth, the elite of fiction including John GrishamJeffery Deaver, Vince Flynn etc., and countless highly anticipated non-fiction books including The […]

Great Books of the Great War (from Max Hastings, Margaret MacMillan, and others)

Great Books of the Great War (from Max Hastings, Margaret MacMillan, and others)

Upcoming Books on WWI from Max Hastings and Others In June 2014 we will reach the start of one the darkest centennials in world history: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which became the final catalyst for the First World War. In preparation for this oncoming anniversary, the reading lists are beginning to fill up […]

Tried & True, Repackaged For You!

Tried & True, Repackaged For You!

As the seasons come and go, the great reads remain solid as granite in the memory of man. Unfortunately for publishers, as the seasons change so do the tastes of the reading public. Yesterday’s bestseller is simply today’s drab book. While it is said that one should never judge a book by its cover, the […]

Modern Mystery and Detective Authors: #1 Michael Connelly

Modern Mystery and Detective Authors: #1 Michael Connelly

What makes a great detective novel? I suppose it depends on a person’s tastes, it could be empathy (or likability) for the characters, easy to read, hard to put down, great writing, or a surprise ending. No matter what dictates quality to your preferences, it’s hard to beat a great mystery and detective story. There […]

Modern Mystery and Detective Authors: #2 John Sandford

Modern Mystery and Detective Authors: #2 John Sandford

I read quite a few genres of fiction, however one of my first loves were mysteries. Whether it be Arthur Conan Doyle’s great Sherlock Holmes or Dashiell Hammett with the likes of The Maltese Falcon or The Thin Man. While we could debate the classic mystery novelist for years, we are also fortunate to have […]

The Best Books on Personal Finance

The Best Books on Personal Finance

The purpose of books on personal finance is twofold; to educate and, more importantly, to motivate. A great book in this genre will discuss tools and concepts that will assist you in reaching your goals plus inspire the reader to follow through on their plans. We all want to improve our lives in multiple facets […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #3 Lee Child

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #3 Lee Child

I read many genres from sports biographies, business and finance, thrillers, action and spy, and even the occasional science fiction novel, but my first love was detective and mystery novels. I’ve read every Sherlock Holmes novel from Arthur Conan Doyle and many, including the best detective novel in history (one man’s opinion) The Maltese Falcon, […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #4 Jeffery Deaver

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #4 Jeffery Deaver

If you’re anything like me, you have a deep love for classic mystery and detective fiction. From the Dashiell Hammett novel, turn cinema classic The Maltese Falcon to Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, bibliophiles have long sense held a love of great detectives. Perhaps one day, the authors on our list of Modern […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #5 James Patterson

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #5 James Patterson

I am a sucker for a great detective novel. We are blessed today to have a number of fine mystery writers from which to choose. I use the title “Modern” mystery and detective to differentiate between the great mystery writers of past eras. For any comprehensive list would certainly include the great Dashiell Hammett who […]