Watching the Dark, by Peter Robinson,
William Morrow/Harper Collins, 2012 - Reviewed by Larry Riggs
Part of the appeal of Robinson's Alan Banks mysteries, for me,
is the landscape of the North Yorkshire moors and dales in which
much of Banks' work is done. In this latest entry, the
20th Banks novel, however, Banks spends a good deal of
time in Talinn, Estonia, investigating . . .
The World Until Yesterday: What Can WE Learn from
Traditional Societies?, by Jared Diamond, Penguin,
2012 - Reviewed by Larry Riggs
This new book by the author of The Third Chimpanzee; Guns,
Germs, and Steel; and Collapse is even more ambitious than those
works. Here, Diamond continues his effort to give sweeping,
well-informed, and readable accounts of important aspects of human
evolution and of vital issues in contemporary civilization.
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Joe Holmes: Here I Am Amongst You, by
Len Graham, Four Courts, 2010 - Reviewed by George Geib
Joe Holmes (1906-1978) was one of the great traditional
musicians of County Derry, Northern Ireland. As both a singer
and a fiddler, he possessed a highly varied repertoire of tunes,
ballads, and entertainments that . . .
Don't Look Twice, by Andrew Gross,
William Morrow, 2009 - Reviewed by Larry Riggs
This is the second entry in the Ty Hauck series by Gross, a
former collaborator of James Patterson. I liked it enough to plan
to read the first book. In this one, Connecticut detective Ty Hauck
and his young daughter narrowly escape . . .