Nine Examples of Sub-Genres in Crime Fiction


All crime fiction is based on the fact that there is a mystery to be solved. Usually, a crime has been committed and a murderer, a spy, or a thief must be caught. Crime fiction will always be popular. The …

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Press Release – Book Signing with Betsy Lumbye and Larry Hill


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARAX’s AUTHORS SHED LIGHT ON THE ‘FORGOTTEN CALIFORNIA’ Local authors Betsy Lumbye and Larry Hill will discuss and sign their recent books at 7 p.m., Dec. 18, at A Book Barn, 640 Clovis Ave. in Clovis. Other …

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Children’s Books and YA Lit Quiz


Test your literary mettle with these 10 questions, then comment below and let us know how you did! 1. Name a pen name for each author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Daniel Handler Kevin Christopher McFadden Dav Pilkey 2. This daughter admires her …

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Staff Picks – Kathy


“The Black Hand” by Will Thomas Book Review by Kathy Roussin The story is set in 1885 London. Brutal murders have been committed and the Sicilian Mafia is suspected. The government calls on Cyrus Barker to investigate. Barker is a …

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