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? Higgins, George V.  The Friends of Eddie Coyle.  New York: Knopf, 1972. In 1985, the Book Marketing Council selected The Friends of Eddie Coyle as one of the top twenty postwar American novels.  Higgins’ debut effort, the novel has  been translated into Danish, Finnish, Flemish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish,…

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? Let’s start with two headlines from yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch: Green Party’s Presidential Candidate’s Speech Delayed after She Flies to Wrong City Fire Department Cancels Charity Campaign after Firefighter Is Struck by Car ? 7-Eleven Deploys Donut Delivery Drone Aer Lingus Passenger Dies after Biting Another Passenger Banksy Graffiti Vandalized…

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? When deer hunters in Matador, Texas, looked under their deer blind, they found 26 rattlesnakes:

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? Hammett, Dashiell.  The Maltese Falcon.  New York: Knopf, 1930. Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon was not the first hardboiled detective novel.  That distinction is commonly accorded to John Daly’s first Race Williams novel, Knights of the Open Palm (1923).  But The Maltese Falcon and its film adaptation gave the…

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? Gardner, Erle Stanley.  The Case of the Crooked Candle.  New York: Morrow, 1944. Erle Stanley Gardner was not the first mystery-suspense novelist to create a protagonist who was a lawyer.  But his most famous creation, Perry Mason, has become the prototype for other criminal attorneys in the genre—so much…

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? The White House has released the books on President Obama’s “Summer Reading List”; Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Seveneves by Neal Stephenson None of the books are explicitly being recommended by…

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This item was posted to our faculty listserve yesterday: “A pair of navy blue men’s dress slacks were found outside between Rike and Allyn halls. If you are missing them, please email me.” ? The item about the lost men’s slacks reminded me that about 30 years ago, I wrote…