Commonplace Book: Literary Wives and Mistresses

Guiseppi Lampedusa perspective on “Measure for Measure” by Shakespeare. Continue reading Commonplace Book: Literary Wives and Mistresses

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The Letter Killers Club, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovksy

New York Review Books publishes a forgotten classic of genre mashups and social satire. Continue reading The Letter Killers Club, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovksy

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Dead Center by Joanna Higgins

Joanna Higgins crafts a novel that extends beyond the normal genre boundaries of the murder mystery and courtroom drama.  Dead Center revolves around the Weber family.  Dr. Benjamin Weber is a beloved pediatrician with a practice in Hawaii.  He lives with his wife Karen.  Prior to marrying Ben, Karen had two daughters, Laura and Lin, from a previous marriage.  Ben and Karen also have a daughter of their own, Katherine.  Ben Weber married Karen following the death of her husband, Peter Hyland.  Ben was present when Peter died in Tunley, Michigan.  Was it an accident?  Was it murder?  Now, twenty … Continue reading Dead Center by Joanna Higgins

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