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Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie has always been a workaholic. But now immersion in her work doesn't just give her life structure, it also has become a kind of comfort that allows her to deal with grief in "Out of Bounds," Val McDermid's latest … more
Kelly Parsons' new medical thriller delivers an engrossing story about revenge, grief, technology and hospital practices.The suspense level is high, but Parsons' fully realized characters, whose personalities have shades of gray, are his real … more
Fragrance has always been wrapped in social and economic issues, controversy, memories and history as Lizzie Ostrom so persuasively shows in the lively "Perfume: A Century of Scents."The 10 chapters — each devoted to a single decade — … more
The late Robert B. Parker made a career — a very successful, almost 40-year one — out of a series of flawed-hero protagonists: Spenser, Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone among them. They had at one point or another strayed from the good-guy … more
Aleppo has essentially fallen. The images have been unignorable, calamitous: of residents wandering numbly through burning city streets; of parents sobbing over dead children; of the strong wheeling away the weak. On Tuesday, a United Nations … more
Most CIA memoirs are terrible — defensive, jingoistic and, worst of all, tedious. Others are doomed by the CIA's heavy-handed and mandatory censorship.There are exceptions, and that list includes the refreshingly candid "Debriefing the … more
North Adams — It's 10 years ago to the day, but Amy Cariddi remembers her daughter's birth vividly, like most mothers do. But Cariddi's birth story holds a tiny, yet important spot in Berkshire County history.Her daughter Ava, celebrating her … more
For Mimi Alvarez and family, celebrating the arrival of 2017 will be as big of a deal as Thanksgiving and Christmas.Her brother, wife and children, who live 10 minutes away, will join Alvarez, her husband and mother for a themed gathering on New … more
Q: What was the famous "lift off" that transformed the face of Chicago? And not just its face, but its underbelly as well.A: The city was founded in 1833 on the coast of Lake Michigan and within the Mississippi River watershed, which helped spark … more
Q: They're an evolutionary success story for sure, with this order comprising about one-fifth of all living mammals. The order is Chiroptera, for "hand-wings," and they're found on every continent but Antarctica. What are these shadowy creatures … more
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