Apr 2, 2013




Posted: 02 Apr 2013 04:31 AM PDT

Publishers Weekly is an international weekly trade magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and since I receive it, everyone!

They just selected "The Best New Books for the Week of April 1, 2013." A few picks seemed like an April Fools' joke, so I eliminated those, but here's a sampling of some others... And there's always next week!

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown) - Atkinson's new novel opens twice: first in Germany in 1930 with an English woman taking a shot at Hitler, then in England in 1910 when a baby arrives, stillborn. And then it opens again: still in 1910, still in England, but this time the baby lives. That baby is Ursula Todd, and as she grows up, she dies and lives repeatedly.

Candlemoth by R.J. Ellory (Overlook) - Ellory's searing first novel recounts how Daniel Ford came to be on death row in 1982 for beheading his best friend, Nathan Verney, a decade earlier. The question of Ford's guilt lends plenty of interest, but is almost incidental to the harrowing descriptions of life behind bars and the complex unfolding of a lifelong connection between friends.

The Other Child by Charlotte Link, (trans. from the German by Stefan Tobler) (Pegasus) a bestseller in her native Germany, makes her U.S. debut with a sophisticated and thoughtful mystery set in England. After an ominous prologue, in which a woman stumbles across an unnamed secret on a remote farm in Yorkshire in 1970, the action shifts to 2008 in the same area. College student Amy Mills leaves a babysitting gig late at night to travel home, only to find her regular, relatively safe route blocked off, which proves to be a prelude to her brutal killing.

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money, and an Epic Power Struggle in China by Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang (PublicAffairs) - When British businessman Neil Heywood was found dead in a tourist hotel outside Chongqing, few would have suspected that his death would result in a murder trial that would nearly disrupt the country's once-in-a-decade leadership change.(Non-Fiction)

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Posted: 01 Apr 2013 09:04 PM PDT

A diamond?  Yes, Richard Diamond, Private Investigator.  He's hardly ever serious, but when he is, he's the best investigator around.  Just ask him.  He'll tell you.

Rick Diamond used to work for the New York City Police Department until he struck out on his own.  Now, he competes with them.  Some cops don't like it, and they let him know it.  His good friend, however, who is still with the Police Detective Squad, knows that he can call on Diamond when the chips are down. Yeah, sometimes Rick Diamond's jokes can get to you, and you'd like to punch him a good one right in the chops.  But, through it all, he is one helluva detective.

Enjoy this Crime-tracking Tuesday on Southbridge Old Time Radio with an episode from Richard Diamond, Private Investigator titled The Man Who Hated Women.

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Apr 1, 2013

News & Views | Exxon Tar Sands Spill Continues to Devastate Arkansas Community

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