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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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A Thin Dark Line (Mysteries & Horror) by Tami Hoag
A Thin Dark Line (Mysteries & Horror)

Marlene Head, September 1, 2011

I picked this up to read on my vacation--and stayed up reading till 4 a.m. two nights in a row! I could not put it down. The writing is crisp, the characters are compelling, and the tension she creates down in the Louisiana Bayou makes you want to get up and check the locks on all the doors and windows every half hour. I know a lot of readers will laugh at how late I am in discovering her, but I'm Tami Hoag's newest big fan!
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The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
The Monster of Florence

Marlene Head, January 1, 2011

This is a chilling, real-life investigation of murders that occurred in Italy--but the eeriest part was discovering that the incompetent prosecutor in this book is the same one who brought the terribly flawed case against Amanda Knox.
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Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields
Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

Marlene Head, June 17, 2009

I first read "To Kill a Mockingbird" as a Readers Digest selection when I was 12 years old. To say it made an impact on me is an understatement. But for all these years I've never known anything about Harper Lee--better known among her friends and family as Nelle. The book doesn't disappoint--filling in her childhood and her relationship with Truman Capote and their time together doing research for his book "In Cold Blood"--so much as simply leave me wanting more . . . in her own words.
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Resolution by Denise Mina
Resolution

Marlene Head, November 5, 2007

In this last book of Denise Mina's "Garnethill" crime novel trilogy, gritty Scottish heroine Maureen O'Donnell is still struggling with the demons of drink and childhood sexual abuse by her father, Michael. While she waits to testify against the killer of her former lover and worries about her pregnant sister's baby, the suspicious death of a colorful acquaintance leads her and her friends Leslie and Kilty into Glasgow's underworld of forced prostitution and international trafficking. One of the best crime writers on the planet!
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Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by Edward Humes
Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

Marlene Head, February 7, 2007

Edward Humes writes with sharp-witted skill about the people behind "intelligent design" and their larger design of creating a Christian nation. Another wake-up call that belongs on the shelf right next to Chris Hedges's "American Fascism."
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