“All crime novels are social novels,” says Laura Miller in her recent article “Try To Remember” in The New Yorker, an article devoted to Dublin-based mystery writer Tana French (Oct. 3, 2016, page 72). Unlike many articles in The New Yorker, this one cuts to the chase. Says Miller, “Most crime fiction is diverting; French’s is […]

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Should you happen to visit the fictional Three Pines, a small, isolated village in Canada’s Quebec province about an hour’s drive south of Montreal, you will at first be utterly charmed. Three Pines is that Norman Rockwell painting with deep snowdrifts outside and families gathered around groaning tables within. It is cozy wood fires, ice-skating, and hot chocolate in winter. It is cute […]

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