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  1. Michael Connelly talks about Bosch, on page and screen

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    Before he embarked on his book tour for The Burning Room, his 19th novel featuring Los Angeles Police Department Detective Harry Bosch, Michael Connelly talked via phone about the new book and about Bosch, the upcoming Amazon Prime television series based on the books, for which he is an executive …

    Michael Connelly, right, has brought Harry Bosch to life in books. Next up for Bosch: an Amazon Prime TV series featuring Titus Welliver.
  2. Review: Michael Connelly's 'The Burning Room' a searing success

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    How do you investigate a murder when it has taken the victim 10 years to die?

  3. What's Deborah Frethem reading?

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    Deborah Frethem

    Local author and storyteller Frethem has been busy this Halloween season promoting her newest book, Haunted Ybor. "I actually moved here ten years ago from Minnesota to do ghost tours,'' said Frethem, 65. "But I love history and, with all that is here, one …

    Deborah Frethem, author of “Haunted Ybor” and “Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay and Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County”
  4. Notable: Srsly?

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    Srsly?

    No. These three books create comedy from furniture stores, science and literary characters.

  5. Meet the ghosts of Ybor City with author Deborah Frethem

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    The white marble statue of Cuban liberation hero Jose Marti stands silently in the center of his namesake park, extending its arm to all who would enter.

  6. Ace Atkins: Voice switches between Colson, Spenser hero-driving crime novels

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    Ace Atkins is the author of 15 books, the most recent of which is The Forsaken, his fourth Quinn Colson novel. The first two, The Ranger and The Lost Ones, were both nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel. He is also the author of three New York Times bestselling novels in the …

    Author Ace Atkins’ Quinn Colson novels take Western archetypes to north Mississippi.
  7. Review: 'Lost Pre-Raphaelite' digs into the secrets of a house, its people

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    Anyone who has renovated an old house (or who watches the many reno-shows on HGTV) knows of the mysteries and secrets kept behind walls and beneath floorboards. The asbestos! That knob-and-tube wiring! Those cracked water pipes!

  8. Review: Bio shows Jefferson Davis as commander in chief

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    Compared to Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, always comes up very, very short. After all, he's the one who lost the Civil War.

    Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy and antebellum statesman.
  9. What's Rick Yancey reading?

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    Rick Yancey

    Yancey is a busy guy this fall, dividing time between Atlanta, where his YA novel, The 5th Wave, is being adapted into a movie for Sony Pictures (starring Chloe Grace Moretz), and author events promoting The Infinite Sea, which was released in September and …

    Rick Yancey’s most recent release is The Infinite Sea. His YA novel, The 5th Wave, is being made into a movie.
  10. Author to talk about Florida seafood at Times Festival of Reading

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    The love affair with Florida food is continuing for three Orlando writers.

    White Clam Chowder from Good Catch: Recipes & Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters by Pam Brandon.