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As he strode confidently to the podium to give his State of the State address, the governor surveyed the crowd with steely blue eyes set in a face just shy of being impossibly handsome because of an intriguing hint of cruelty.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 28, 2012

How Lee Child — and the Reacher Creatures — conquered thriller lit

Earlier this year, Random House held a Jack Reacher look-alike contest.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 07, 2011

Beyond belief

One of the purposes of escapist reading is to feed our daydreams.
Three literary fantasies for summer — including a true one
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 18, 2010

Swedish schnapps

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's Martin Beck mysteries are back in a fourth American printing.
The Martin Beck mysteries
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  December 02, 2008

The pro

During dinner parties nowadays, everyone, writers included, talks about movies. Rarely does a “serious” novel dominate conversation, but crime novels sometimes have a moment.
Robert Crais’s winning formula
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  February 27, 2007