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Cornwell consistently gives more than just a good story

Book Review By Derryll White Cornwell, Patricia (1992). All That Remains Patricia Cornwell rolls out the familiar characters of Doctor Kay Scarpetta and Richmond, Virginia, homicide detective Pete Marino. FBI Special Agent Benton Wesley also comes back from the second … > Read More

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Connelly has a pleasing touch

Book Review By Derryll White Connelly, Michael (1992). The Black Echo. I had a customer come into Lotus Books the other day and ask me if we had any Michael Connelly books. He said he had just read ‘The Black … > Read More

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Caught a curious and polished read

Book Review By Derryll White Coben, Harlan (2011). Caught. I think this is a curious novel. It may be only because I read it in transition, leaving Canada and immersing in Sweden, but I don’t think so. It is very … > Read More

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Uncomfortable, but something for everyone

Book Review By Derryll White Coben, Harlan (2013). Stay Close. Harlan Coben is the kind of writer who can open with a Bruce Springsteen quote and keep the sound of that driving guitar and gravelly voice constant throughout the whole … > Read More

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Partnerships lead to jobs, benefit communities

Cranbrook’s Anna Majkowski went from jobless to being groomed to take over a local history non-profit society that has given her a new lease on life, thanks to her local WorkBC Employment Services Centre. “I was unemployed and I couldn’t … > Read More

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Descriptive excellence central in Midnight Angels

Book Review By Derryll White Carcaterra, Lorenzo (2010). Midnight Angels. “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo Buonarrati This novel is advertised as a “religious artifact quest thriller” – shades of Dan … > Read More

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Exploring one of man’s most enduring passions

Book Review By Derryll White Barnes, Julian (2004). The Lemon Table. Someone told me to read Julian Barnes; probably one of the customers in Lotus Books. “Oh, you like short stories? Try Barnes!” So ‘The Lemon Table’ was on the … > Read More

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Men and women will enjoy The Age of Doubt

Book Review By Derryll White Camillerie, Andrea (2012). The Age of Doubt. I cannot think of a more appropriate author to read right now. It is September, and sitting on the paving stone patio at Hot Shots Café with the … > Read More

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Can Lit fans encouraged to read this novel

Book Review By Derryll White Coady, Lynn (1998). Strange Heaven. This is Lynn Coady’s first novel, written in Fredericton, New Brunswick but, in large part looking at her native Cape Breton and life around Halifax, Nova Scotia. When I first … > Read More

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Making mystery more worldly and deeper

Book Review By Derryll White Coben, Harlan (2003). No second chance. Harlan Coben has been around for a while, and he continues to write hugely popular novels. I wanted to go back closer to his beginnings as a published writer, … > Read More

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