The Malta Independent 22 March 2019, Friday

Books

Takedown of Paul LeRoux is gripping true-crime tale

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 09:02 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

"Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire" by Elaine Shannon (Morrow). A master criminal and the step-by-step methods used to stop him permeate...

Sequel to Michael Crichton's 'Andromeda Strain' due in fall

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 09:00 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

The late Michael Crichton's literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel "The Andromeda Strain." HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that "The...

'The Uninhabitable Earth' explores climate doomsday

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 08:57 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

"The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" (Tim Duggan Books), by David-Wallace-Wells. The science is clear: Massive fossil fuel use by humans is raising temperatures in the oceans and air,...

Lisa Gardner returns with a cracker in 'Never Tell'

Monday, 18 March 2019, 08:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

"Never Tell" by Lisa Gardner (Dutton). What seems like a slam-dunk case turns into something mysterious in Gardner's latest featuring Boston Detective D.D. Warren. The police receive a...

A new collection of essays by Janet Malcolm

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:16 Last update: about 9 days ago

"Nobody's Looking at You: Essays" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Janet Malcolm It would be frightening to be interviewed by Janet Malcolm. But the same qualities that make her such a fearsome...

Memoir of Northern Appalachia tackles regional myths

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10:14 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

"Appalachia North: A Memoir" (West Virginia University Press), by Matthew Ferrence. Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of J. D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy"...

Greatest Western film? 'Wild Bunch' book argues its case

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:12 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

"The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film" (Bloomsbury), by W.K. Stratton. In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year in a decade before...

Goldberg's 'Killer Thriller' is action-packed

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 10:10 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

"Killer Thriller" (Thomas and Mercer), by Lee Goldberg Lee Goldberg has written an action-packed sequel to "True Fiction." His main character, Ian Ludlow, knows how to craft best-selling spy...

bejn baħar u baħar by Elizabeth Grech

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 09:50 Last update: about 9 days ago

Elizabeth Grech wrote her first poem on a piece of paper while perched on the fortifications of Hastings Gardens in Valletta. Eighteen-years-old, and in love, she was mesmerised by the beauty of the...

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