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Taking aim at weaponry; Book ’em for the holidays!


‘Tis the season for gift-giving. How about a Hollywood-themed book?

In the December issue of BookPage, I review a quintet of new titles: a double biography of (unlikely) best pals Henry Fonda and James Stewart; a look at the making of the seminal Sixties film, “The Graduate;”  lavish coffee table books about icons Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren; and the clever ‘Cinemaps,’ which charts plotlines of favorite films. Santa, start shopping!

Weaponry experts are locked & loaded with advice at MWA meeting

In the December issue of The March of Crime, the newsletter of the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, I write about the use – and misuse – of weaponry. It’s per a recent MWA meeting’s panel discussion with authors David Putnam and Janet Joyce Holden, and Daric Manser, special agent with the FBI’s bomb technician program. The moderator was FBI special agent Thomas Leighton, a firearms instructor. He’s also a mystery genre fan. As is Yours Truly.