Back in 1982, when they both published their first mystery novels, did Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky think they were starting series that would still be charting on the bestseller lists 33 years later?
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of Dr. Mutter's Marvels, a nonfiction look at the flamboyant 19th century surgeon whose philosophies and innovative surgical ideas often clashed with those of other doctors. His name graces the Mutter Museum in the Center …
The usual suspects
Here are new books by three more terrific writers with long-running mystery series.
Pro surfing champion Clay Marzo (Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant's Journey With Asperger's) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
It's not often I have to put a book down close to bedtime because I fear bad dreams. I consume crime fiction like potato chips — and ordinarily sleep soundly afterward.
When Manzano, well known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street, was growing up in the Bronx, she'd watch television keeping an eye out for kids like herself, a Spanish-speaking daughter of immigrants. "This was the 1950s, and I never saw anyone who looked like …
Ten years after the storm
A decade after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, these books tell the stories.
Plant City author Shane Hinton (Pinkies) will discuss and sign his book of short stories at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Secessia opens with a stunning image: A beautiful 14-year-old girl in a midnight blue gown, her face streaming with blood not her own, flees through the costumed crowd at a grand ball in New Orleans in 1844. Elise Durel searches fruitlessly for her mother or her chaperone, "feels the dancers shiver at her …
David E. Hoffman viscerally evokes the secret, ruthless Cold War battle between the American Central Intelligence Agency and the Soviet KGB in his true-life espionage thriller The Billion Dollar Spy. The book reads like a classic spy novel, but its story is a matter of fact.