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Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

“Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories,” edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, Leslie Wheeler. Level Best Books, 2014, Somerville, Mass. 269 pages. $15.95.Every year at this time, Level Best Books releases its much-anticipated anthology of fictional crime stories. Either set in New England and/or cleverly conjured by New England writers, “Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories,” a mix of all...

Updated Dec 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Forgers” By Bradford Morrow. The Mysterious Press, New York, 2014. 256 pages. $24.“The Forgers” is a smart, literary suspense novel that...

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch has a year to go before retirement from his job as cold case homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.And Bosch has traversed a long, grueling road from the orphaned son of a murdered...

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

My fellow Gatehouse Media editor Matthew Phillion is at it again: “The Indestructibles: Breakout,” his sequel to last spring’s young adult superhero saga “The Indestructibles,” comes hot on the heels of the last...

Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” By Margaret Atwood. Doubleday, 2014. 273 pages. $25.95.No matter how amusing, preposterous or absurd her characters’...

Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 11:24 AM

“How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food” By Mark Bittman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014. 1056 pages. $35 hardcover.In 1,056 pages, Mark Bittman, a food writer who wants us to eat...

Posted Nov 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Samantha Kirby of Hepler City Library and Brenda Banks of Arma City Library attended the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) workshop for members of the SEKnFind consortium on Excelling at Excel, at SEKLS headquarters, Iola, Kansas on...

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

“Best Food Writing 2014” Edited by Holly Hughes. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 400 pages. Paperback. $15.99.With summertime and Halloween now solidly behind us, we can tuck into one of our favorite topics —...

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records...

Posted Oct 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The preschoolers from Southeast Elementary School, Weir, made their way around town on Thursday, Oct. 2 visiting CBW Bank, the United States Post Office, and the Weir Public Library.Mrs. Godfrey’s morning and afternoon...

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM

“The Penguin Book of Witches” Edited by Katherine Howe. Penguin Group, New York, 2014. 321 pages, paperback. $17.Katherine Howe’s new book, “The Penguin Book of Witches,” will be a go-to fall...

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