'Follow Her Home' to Marlowe territory

Steph Cha's debut novel begins as an homage to the famous gumshoe and Raymond Chandler before ending up exploring vastly different mean streets of L.A. Raymond Chandler is among the undisputed masters of crime fiction, especially for stories set on the mean Southern California streets. His influence on crime fiction helped expand the genre's settings from sunny vicarages to gritty urban centers, set a high standard for using place as character, made the witty observation de rigueur and gave a new twist to the term "gimlet-eyed." Chandler's detective hero Philip Marlowe was very much a man of his times, and Chandler a faithful chronicler of them, which included slurs against minorities and gays and a not-so-subtle demonization of many female characters. Although such tendencies might cause modern readers to wince, they have not diminished his appeal for subsequent generations of crime writers, from Robert Parker to Michael Connelly. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #female characters #crime writers #michael connelly

Other Publishing stories related to: ''Follow Her Home' to Marlowe territory'


Trump to enter enemy territory, but will California 'resistance' rise up or stay home?

Since President Trump took office, California has been the epicenter of the resistance, home to countless protests, marches, impromptu airport rallies and, of course, commentary of various kinds on Facebook and Twitter. But it’s all been done at a distance, because Trump has avoided California.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #stay home #president trump


'Well done': home affairs chief Mike Pezzullo praised police for raiding journalist's home

Documents obtained by ABC show departmental secretary asked for his thanks to be passed on to AFP team involved The head of the Department of Home Affairs, Mike Pezzullo, congratulated the Australian federal police for conducting raids on journalists, new documents reveal.Correspondence obtained... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-29 04:27:34 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news corp #information laws #correspondence obtained #documents reveal #conducting raids #documents obtained #raiding journalist #mike pezzullo #home affairs


REMODELING Magazine Launches 'Home for Life' Virtual Home Tour

  REMODELING magazine announced its launch of “Home for Life 2013,” a virtual tour showing how to remodel a home to be cost-efficient, safe and comfortable for life after retirement. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Mirror Books buys Ted Bundy follow-up

Mirror Books has bought a follow-up book to Stephen G Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth's Netflix series tie-in Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-13 02:50:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hugh aynesworth #mirror books


Barnsley revisits old territory as Castle Howard launches Brideshead Festival

The Fourth Estate founder and former HarperCollins chief reveals plans for a June festival based around Evelyn Waugh’s iconic novel, and reflects on the evolution of the book business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-12 12:31:36 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #harpercollins #book business #evelyn waugh #barnsley revisits


Gallimard recalls Matzneff book following under-age revelations

French publisher Gallimard has announced that it will stop marketing the personal diaries of author Gabriel Matzneff, and recall the latest volume L’Amante de l’Arsenal, published in November. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 15:44:12 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #french publisher #amante de #latest volumel #personal diaries #stop marketing #under-age revelations


Weekly E-Book Ranking: Adam Kay's festive follow-up shifts back into the top

Adam Kay's Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas (Picador) has re-claimed the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one, topping the chart for the first time since its launch week in October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 16:49:58 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book #e-book ranking #launch week #shifts back #festive follow- #adam kay


Reidy looks to 'exciting' 2020 following CBS merger

Simon & Schuster president and c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy has hailed the publisher's "expanded opportunities" following the recent CBS Viacom merger in her end-of-year letter to staff.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 20:23:10 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #schuster #end-of-year letter #expanded opportunities #cbs merger #carolyn reidy


Pearson wins contract with UK Home Office

Pearson has won a contract with the UK Home Office to deliver secure English language tests (SELTs) to people who need to demonstrate their English language skills to work or live in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-17 10:16:56 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #pearson


For Susan Rice, diplomacy began at home — at age 7

The former Obama official recounts warring parents, policy wins and Washington gossip in her memoir. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-06 22:13:50 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #washington gossip #policy wins #diplomacy began #susan rice


Headline Home signs frugal Instagram star

Headline Home has acquired a "part memoir, part guide", Real Life Money, by the woman who posted anonymously about her journey out of debt as @myfrugalyear on Instagram. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-06 14:05:55 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #@myfrugalyear #posted anonymously #part guide #part memoir #headline home


Pavilion buys interiors follow-up from Watson-Smyth

Pavilion has bought a companion book to Mad About the House by Kate Watson-Smyth, the author behind the UK’s number one interiors blog. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-03 00:37:55 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #interiors blog


Foreign Correspondents Come Home

In 'Tightrope', Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn expose the third-world problems that have gripped Middle America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #third-world problems #nicholas kristof #foreign correspondents


Health warning! FutureBook may contain the following allergens...

Look around your office: barely distinguishable from Deliciously Ella’s IG feed, right? Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-19 12:08:42 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ig feed #deliciously ella #barely distinguishable #health warning


Brontë Society wins auction to bring rare Charlotte Brontë book home

The Brontë Society in Haworth has won an auction to bring one of Charlotte Brontë’s rare ‘little books' back home.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-18 12:51:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #back home #charlotte bront #bront society


Nielsen Will Split Into Two Companies Following Strategic Review

The media measurement company Nielsen will spin off its market research and analytics business from its global media measurement business, the firm announced Thursday. The split, which is expected to take anywhere between 9 and 12 months, will split Nielsen into two publicly traded businesses.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-11-07 18:41:04 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #nielsen #analytics business #market research #strategic review


Hisham Matar follows his Pulitzer-winning ‘The Return’ with a meditation on art amid mourning

The reflections on art in “A Month in Siena” are beautiful and full of insight, but the book is about so much more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-06 14:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hisham matar


'Homegoing' follow-up from Yaa Gyasi set for August 2020

Viking will release Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi’s “dazzling” new novel Transcendent Kingdom in August 2020, following a family living through the “most urgent of times” in contemporary America. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 13:33:13 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #contemporary america #family living


In “Find Me,” André Aciman’s “Call Me by Your Name” sequel, returning home is bittersweet

The novel assumes a different structure to probe the difficulties of going back. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-29 16:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #returning home #andr aciman