James W. Hall's novels about would-be hermit and reluctant hero Thorn are always among the finest of Florida crime fiction. But Going Dark, the 13th in the series, is one of his very best, a breathless thrill ride with a brain — and heart.
Jim Harrison has just arrived at his winter home near the tiny town of Patagonia, Ariz., and he's delighted at the news that motion-activated cameras have repeatedly photographed a jaguar living in the Santa Rita Mountains just north of his place.
“Quirky," "wise," "witty," "warm-hearted" are all words that critics use when they come up against a certain kind of book, but "quirky" is the tipoff that the critic didn't really get it.
Bearing geek gifts
Just in time for the holidays, here are books for the completists on your list.
Nightstand | Linda Ronstadt
Tampa Bay Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Alligators in B-Flat) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton.
When I spoke to author Michael Connelly by phone from Los Angeles recently, he was on "Day 10 of 13 days" of shooting the pilot for Bosch, a new television series for Amazon Prime based on his novels about L.A. homicide detective Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver.
The opening pages of The Gods of Guilt find Mickey Haller up to his old tricks — trying to undermine a witness' credibility on the stand and, when that doesn't work, staging a courtroom stunt aimed at getting a mistrial.
Bookstore1Sarasota presents bestselling romance author Emilie Richards (Somewhere Between Luck and Trust) signing her books at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Louie's Modern, 1289 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. Books must be purchased at the bookstore, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
The gift of music For music lovers on your holiday gift list, here are three lavishly illustrated volumes.