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K.L. Kranes

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Noir

Beach Read Recommendations From an Art Installation

Fun and books may be around any corner, if you pay attention. Or if you just follow someone into a strange place.

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Absurd Book Premises that Somehow Work: The Hot Tub Time Machine Phenomenon

Have you ever watched a trailer for a movie or read the back of a book jacket and thought that "that premise is really dumb," only to hear people rave about said book or movie later?

It’s Criminal! The Search for YA Noir Detective Novels

Is anyone else watching this show on TBS called Search Party? I don't watch a lot of television. (Unless you count 6 hours of Gilmore Girls, but that couldn't be helped. Nothing keeps me from the Lorelai ladies.) Along with periodically catching up on episodes of Atlanta and Nick Cage, Search Party is really the only other show I watch consistently. It's like HBO’s Girls and Veronica Mars had a baby with Sam Spade! (Yes, I realize that sounds crazy. But the show is crazy – crazy good!) And, of course, since my mind went to Sam Spade, it then took the not so far leap, where my mind is concerned, to detective novels.

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