The Alienist by Caleb Carr

I just started watching a new Anglo-Canadian television production set in the five boroughs of old New York in the 1880's. The show "Copper" is gritty, showing the harsh differences between the wealthy and the poor during the era. While it is original and both well acted and written, it keep reminding me of a... Continue Reading →

A Bad, Bad Man

A Bad, Bad Man Joe Pitt is one bad dude.  But he is one bad dude that does appear to have somewhat of a moral compass.  Much like me, I’m sure you will find yourself instantly liking Charlie Huston’s gritty, chain smoking and hardboiled main character Joe Pitt in the Joe Pitt Casebooks series.  I... Continue Reading →

The Tattoo Artist

The Tattoo Artist by Jill Ciment. This summer I read Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment. I enjoyed it and wondered what else I could read. Well her novel “The Tattoo Artist” caught my eye, but we didn’t carry it. So I requested it on Interlibrary Loan. I really enjoyed it and passed it on to... Continue Reading →

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