Murder and Mayhem in Fiction and Fact | Audio in Advance June 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Crime fiction and nonfiction audiobooks releasing in June 2016.

True Crime Addict by James Renner | LJ Review

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Former investigative journalist Renner (The Great Forgetting) takes the reader on his dark journey unraveling the disappearance of University of Massachusetts Amherst student Maura Murray, who went missing in 2004.

Notable True Crime and Crime Fiction | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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True crime and crime fiction audiobooks releasing in April 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe | The Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Nominees

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The Edgar Award nominees are announced, and LJ/SLJ has the goods on the books!

Cocaine, Creativity, & Life on Mars | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Nonfiction

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Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Blackstone. ISBN 9781478933953. Read by the author. When her eldest son joins the Marines, Braestrap is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with […]

China, Russia, Guantánamo Bay, South Africa | Current Events Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 2

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Browder, Bill. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. S. & S. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781476755717. $28. MEMOIR/POLITICAL Here’s a revealing story of contemporary Russia, featuring American financier Browder, who made a bundle by heading up an investment fund in post-Soviet Russia, then called down certain […]

Surprise Roosters | Memoir

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According to this month’s memoirists, a surprise rooster is a formerly sweet hen that starts acting like a brute and grows feathers in suspicious places. Cock-a-doodle-doo! Oddly, the first two memoirs I read this month (Bootstrapper and Mud Season) featured a surprise rooster that both authors thought was a hen but turned out not to […]

Audio Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of the audiobooks of Emma Donoghue’s Astray, Dashiell Hammett’s Return of the Thin Man, and Tere Tereba’s Mickey Cohen, plus a full list of audiobook reviews from the Feb. 15 issue.

A New Crop of Pot Books

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by Tina Neville, Univ.of South Florida, St. Petersburg Lib. Campos, Isaac. Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs. Univ. of North Carolina. 2012. c.344p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780807835388. $39.95.    LAW Though controversy continues to surround the impact of Mexican drug trafficking on the United States, marijuana was considered extremely dangerous in […]

Behind the Book: Life After Death, by Damien Echols

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An interview with Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis 3.