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Changes at TitlesDirect.com, Inc.

By: Robin Gutterman robin@titlesdirect.com  Database URLs: http://www.MyOwnBookshop.com and http://www.BookTrakker.com  TitlesDirect.com, Inc. TitlesDirect.com, Inc., the parent company of MyOwnBookshop.com and the developer of BookTrakker Pro, is pleased to report a number of site changes and recent developments. In the forefront is an announcement concerning SmartSearch,…

Hijacking Elvis Cole & Joe Pike Is a Crime, Claims Popular Mystery Author Robert Crais

Mystery author Robert Crais filed suit against game show giant Activision in October in response to the apparent hijacking of his private eye series protagonists Elvis Cole and Joe Pike for a new video PlayStation game, True Crime: Streets of LA. Fans…

Rozan’s Winter and Night WinsTop 2003 Macavity Mystery Award

Awards for mystery novels and their authors abound! Probably the best known, and most coveted, of those given in the United States are the Edgar All Poe Awards. Chosen by members of the Mystery Writers of America since 1945, they…

Book Deodorizer

One of the most pernicious knids in the last several hundred years of bookselling has been odoriferous books. As all booksellers know, most books stink, but some of them go so far as to smell. It breaks the heart to…

IOBAbooks.com

The Independent Online Booksellers Association is pleased to announce the launch of IOBAbooks.com, a website where IOBA members will offer their books for purchase online. Book buyers can be assured that all IOBA member booksellers will provide professional and reliable service,…

Burke’s Dave Robicheaux Chases Demons Down Purple Cane Road

When James Lee Burke sits down to write a Dave Robicheaux novel, the room must fill with swirling morning fog, mangrove trees reflected in coffee-colored bayou waters and the sibilant sounds of critters that populate southern Louisiana swamps–at least in…

A Michigan undertaker/poet deals with the humor and pathos of death

(Ed. Note: It is appropriate to take a retrospective look at Thomas Lynch’s first non-poetry book, as he is now completing his latest work, a book on Ireland. His collection of essays,The Undertaking-Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, reviewed below,…

Postcards of Nursing: A Worldwide Tribute

By: Michael Zwerdling zna@nursepostcard.com Publication Date: 2004 (issued in 2003) Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia Hardbound (cloth) 9″ by 12″, 640 full color illustrations, 384 pages, $65 Available in stores or from the author at P.O. Box 917, Burtonsville,…