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Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn, Serial Child Murders, and Psychosis Author: Gillian Flynn Camille Preaker’s past is a harsh patchwork of sharp-edged lies and half buried memories. Unstable and released after a hush-hush venture in the psychiatric ward which only her boss and his kindly wife know about, Camille is now a barely functional neurotic with veins of suicidal depression. Enter her next work assignment with a mid-grade no-name newspaper which will take her back to confront her home-town family demons while following-up on a grisly string of child murders. In true “A Rose for Emily” style, we encounter a sleepy little southern [...]

September 28th, 2018|Tags: |

The Flight Attendent

You Can Run . . . Author: Chris Bohjalian In a profession dedicated to running – hiding seems like it would be easy. But Cassandra (Cassie) Bowden cannot escape the haunting aspects of her life, no matter how high and how far she flies. Each night in new city – tonight Dubai, tomorrow Paris – bad decisions haunt her memories. Each morning she wakes up, hungover, ashamed of what little she can remember. On the morning when she wakes up next to the previous night’s Mr. Right, a hedge fund manager with a yen for all things Russian, everything changes. [...]

August 29th, 2018|Tags: |

Modern Sherlock Holmes Retellings

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing some Sherlock Holmes fanfic? Well, we have some good news for you. In 2014, Sherlock Holmes officially entered the public domain, meaning that anyone who feels like taking the fictional sleuth for a spin is legally free to do so. If you’d rather play armchair detective and solve someone else’s literary puzzles, these Sherlock Holmes retellings are some of our favorite modern-day takes on the brilliant, eccentric sleuth. The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Author: Anthony Horowitz Arthur Conan Doyle is a tough act to follow, but his estate selected [...]

July 23rd, 2018|Tags: |