Author: Ken Fermoyle

Libraries I Have Known and Loved

(Ed. Note: We suspect that every dedicated reader and book lover remembers at least one library from his or her past in a special way. We hope that the following article will stir up some of those memories among readers of The…

Early Registrants Get Perks at Left Coast Crime 2004

Feb. 19-22 in Monterey, CA Early registrants for Left Coast Crime 2004 not only save (cost is $150 vs. $175 after October 20) but also get first consideration for panel slots. The LCC convention for mystery authors and aficionados includes…

2003 Macavity Award Nominees Named

Members of Mystery Readers International (MRI) named 19 nominees for 2003 Macavity Awards. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year MRI members nominate and vote for their…

Enjoy Cable-Free Net Access With Wi-Fi Mobile Technology

Is your office like a sauna in the summer heat? Would you prefer updating your online database or answering email queries in the open air, perhaps at a nearby park? Thanks to cutting edge technology, IOBA members can, or will…

Book Review: Prelude To Tragedy – Vietnam: 1960-65

Edited by: Harvey Neese & John O’Donnell – (Foreword by Ambassador Richard Holbrooke) Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD: ISBN 1 55750 491 1 Flawed Policies Led To Disaster in Vietnam The tragedy is “It needn’t have happened!” say people who…

New Orleans Mysteries Are Music to My Ears!

The upbeat tempo of Jazz, Zydeco, R&B and Cajun music, punctuated by mournful wails of the Blues, echoes through the streets of the Big Easy. The sounds might be slightly muted Uptown and in the Garden District but blare at…

Rest Breaks, Exercises Prevent Computer Ailments

Online booksellers make great candidates for eyestrain, backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and all manner of computer-related repetitive stress injuries (RSI). We spend hours hunched over keyboards, eyes glued to monitors, turning those stacks of unentered books into cashable assets in…