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Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

“Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories,” edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, Leslie Wheeler. Level Best Books, 2014, Somerville, Mass. 269 pages. $15.95.Every year at this time, Level Best Books releases its much-anticipated anthology of fictional crime stories.

Updated Dec 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Forgers” By Bradford Morrow. The Mysterious Press, New York, 2014. 256 pages. $24.

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch has a year to go before retirement from his job as cold case homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

My fellow Gatehouse Media editor Matthew Phillion is at it again: “The Indestructibles: Breakout,” his sequel to last spring’s young adult superhero saga “The Indestructibles,” comes hot on the heels of the last installment.

Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” By Margaret Atwood. Doubleday, 2014. 273 pages. $25.95.

Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

“How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food” By Mark Bittman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014. 1056 pages. $35 hardcover.

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

“Best Food Writing 2014” Edited by Holly Hughes. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 400 pages. Paperback. $15.99.

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the late 1950s, is dish -- at...

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM

“The Penguin Book of Witches” Edited by Katherine Howe. Penguin Group, New York, 2014. 321 pages, paperback. $17.

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande. Metropolitan Books, New York, 2014. 282 pages. $26.

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 3:34 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Women in Clothes” Edited and written by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leeanne Shapton and 639 others. Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group, New York, 2014.

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