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Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

...is the book for you.After the success and publicity of the Lula Landry case (see "The Cuckoo's Calling"), private detective Cormoran Strike finally has steady, paying work. There are, it seems, an infinite number of rich people who suspect...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-03/review-silkworm-robert-galbraith
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Devil's Knot

Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 Synopsis: Director Atom Egoyan adapts journalist Mara Leveritt non-fiction book to the screen in this docudrama centered on the investigation into the notorious West Memphis Three case (previously the subject of filmmaker Joe Berlinger's Paradise Lost documentaries). Centered on the investigation conducted by private detective Ron Lax (Colin Firth), The Devil's Knot details the discovery of crucial DNA evidence that helped to win back the freedom of Arkansas teens Damien Echols, James Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr., who were accused of ritualistically murdering three young boys in 1993. Stephen Moyer and Reese Witherspoon co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Amy Ryan, Mireille Enos, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola, Dane DeHaan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Five good reads

...the screen in 2007, Lehane's novel is a boilerplate detective novel that takes place in gritty Boston where two private detectives, a couple, search for a child gone missing. A light read on a dense subject.(Available for order at Hearthside...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-11/five-good-reads
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In the Stacks: New fiction on CD

...trilogy combines police procedurals with demonic possession in a most pleasantly chilling way. Jack Nightingale is a private detective working a case when a dead woman tells him his sister's soul is damned. Jack knows it's possible ? his own...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-09-20/stacks-new-fiction-cd
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Libraries have the latest large type fiction

...of the novel has nothing to do with the show, there are plenty of references and several familiar names pop up as private detective Paul Artisan searches for a missing twin, Zander Widmore. Artisan's search takes him from Key West to Cuba...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102006/boo_20061020007.shtml
Books
Anchorage woman goes to Taiwan to search for missing son

...Taiwanese authorities are looking for Frontier, but Klita wants to start her own investigation with the help of a private detective. In July, Klita spent a few weeks searching in Taiwan. "I am feeling I am going to find him," she said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102803/sta_son.shtml
News
New large print books include 'The Scarpetta Factor'

...Connelly is one of those children: still reeling from her husband's divorce, she's flat-out disbelieving when a private detective tracks her down to tell her that the man she thought was her father really wasn't. While she's trying to decide...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122409/art_539295740.shtml
Is Spenser still for hire in today's world?

...sentences. Very short. Very direct. His bread-and-butter hero is a droll, over-muscled, never-rattled private detective from Boston named Spenser. Spenser's approach to life, love, food and crime is as direct as Parker's sentences...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070301/Ope_TurnSpenser.html
Opinion
An abundance of new fiction has arrived at the library

...in Depression-era Hollywood, this mystery temporarily turns Girl Friday Kitty Pangborn against her own boss, private detective Dexter Theroux. Theroux has a new client, Laird Wyndham, a hunky leading man of dubious morals who is seeking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082009/art_483648751.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...over-muscled, never-rattled private detective from Boston named Spenser...over-muscled, never-rattled private detective from Boston named Spenser...over-muscled, never-rattled private detective from Boston named Spenser...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070301/Ope_TurnSpenser.shtml

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