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Bringing Out the Dead

Should this have been named "Ambulance Driver"?

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Let's pretend that you're a director and that you need to cast the role of a middle-aged male who's riddled with angst and self doubt and perhaps a bit obsessive to boot. Chances are you're going to pass on the likes of Jim Carrey, eh?Read more

Deschutes Obsidian Stout

Sure wish I could get it here!

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There is a distinct disadvantage, sometimes, to living in the state that has the strangest liquor laws in the US. I mean Texas, for you uninitiated. One of the worst, by the way, is the paucity of good heavy beers -- stouts, especially.Read more

Kill Game. Dean Wesley Smith

There are eight in this series? Really?

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I get a daily email offering cheap and the occasional free ebook. Not long ago I bit on one of the free offers, a mystery novel titled Kill Game , by Dean Wesley Smith. It's the first in a series of eight in the Cold Poker Gang. If you ask me, it should've been the last.Read more

Axiom Lazer 500 LED Bicycle Headlight

Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, shame on you!

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I originally bought two of these lights for daytime riding with a strobe light. The selling features were the rechargeable battery with USB charging and four light modes; three different-powered steady modes and a strobe. I attached the mount to the two bikes, my wife's and mine.Read more

Finger-Lickin' Fifteen. Janet Evanovich

Flaming farts abound as Stephanie Plum destroys more cars

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The best writing about classic themes can survive the passage of time. The works of Dickens, Poe, or Dostoyevsky will; even if your average high school junior finds them "stooped," last far longer than today's best-seller. Quick: what was the number one best-seller on this date in 2008?Read more

The Chase. Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Fox and O'Hare return in "The Chase"

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Kate OHare and Nick Fox are at it again. This time FBI agent OHare and her quarry-slash-partner in crime, Fox, delve into high-end art theft. After successfully recovering an artifact stolen years ago from the Smithsonian, the pair run afoul of the collector who'd had it, an evil billionaire with a …Read more

Sweetheart. Chelsea Cain

Literature's most Toxic Relationship Returns in Chelsea Cain's "Sweetheart"

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Although serial killers are as common as dirt in fiction, most of the bloodthirsty ghouls are male. This, I suppose, is backed up by statistics: there are more Teds, Dennises, John Waynes, Davids, and Jeffreys out there than there are Aileens, The fatal femme is fairly rare in crime fiction, too;…Read more

NordicTrack Elite 13.1 Elliptical

You'll want to avoid this elliptical, and probably this company as well

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Since we couldnt go outside to exercise last winter, we went looking for some exercise equipment, specifically an elliptical. Dicks sells the Sole brand, but they dont have any display models, so we chose the NordicTrack Elite 13.1 Elliptical (model 24055.0 ) that Sears sells.Read more

Trace. Patricia Cornwell

Scarpetta comes partway back in "Trace"

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The last time we checked, Kay Scarpetta JD, MD, FACP, etc., had been run off from a job she loved the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia and reduced to trolling morgues as a mercenary pathologist.Read more

Kohler K-4636 Quiet Close Toilet Seat

No more BANG! in our bathroom

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Have you ever trained a five-year-old boy to use the potty? If you have, then you know exactly what I mean when I talk about the BANG! in the bathroom. Little (and not so little) boys (and girls) have a tendency to let that toilet seat slam down instead of gently lowering it back to the porcelain.Read more