Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard’s Prime Suspect

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By Robert House, Roy Hazelwood (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780470938997
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Published: Wiley - May 1st, 2011

From the Duke of Clarence to artist Walter Sickert, there have been dozens of Jack the Ripper suspects.  Well-known Ripperologist Robert House, methodically combines historical research and contemporary methods to solve this enduring mystery, which has fascinated the world since the first gruesome murder in 1888.  


The Hare With Amber Eyes, Illustrated Edition

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ISBN: 9780374168285
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2012

Artist Edmund de Waal recounts the history of his illustrious family through good times and bad, from the late 19th century, the Holocaust and World War 2 to the present day through the carved eyes of a collection of Japanese miniatures- a fascinating, engrossing and readable best-selling sensation.  This gorgeous, lavishly illustrated edition is the best bet of the season and a perfect gift for the history or art buff in your life- or a beautiful treat for yourself.


Gone Girl

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ISBN: 9780307588364
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Published: Crown - June 5th, 2012

Gillian Flynn captured my attention with her portrayal of the “perfectly,” amazing, Amy Elliott Dunne and her husband, Nick.  This psychological suspense novel is a story about a marriage gone wrong.  It’s about Amy, the cool girl and Nick, her handsome husband; what they do to attract each other and how they evolve over the years while attempting to maintain this “perfect” marriage.  On their 5th anniversary, Amy goes missing…from that moment on, the plot is full of twists and turns. If you are a fan of riveting suspense novels, Gillian Flynn’s, Gone Girl is for you.



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Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters,
By David Shields (Editor), Matthew Vollmer (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393341959
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2012

Ballard, Barthelme, Davis, Foer, Moody, Moore, Saunders, Theroux and more. Fakes is a collection of short stories masquerading as other things; indexes, acknowledgements, a note to William Carlos Williams your inconsiderate roommate, catalogs, instructions...This intelligent, innovative and playful collection is a must for short story fans.


The Science of Good Cooking

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By Cook's Illustrated (Editor), Guy Crosby (Editor)
ISBN: 9781933615981
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Cook's Illustrated - October 1st, 2012

Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen have a knack for writing recipes that I actually read and remember. Their ability to explain the crazy voodoo of food science astounds me, and finally published a cookbook focusing on the science! It's a great gift for someone who likes cooking, but hates cookbooks and wants to improve their cooking skills forever (by figuring out the 'why' of recipes, along with 'how').


Batman: Death by Design

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By Chip Kidd, Dave Taylor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401234539
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Published: DC Comics - June 5th, 2012

Just look at this book.  Well… go on!  Tell me it’s not the prettiest Batman you’ve ever seen.  It’s as if Christopher Nolan and Fritz Lang teamed up to make a silent movie in which the city of Gotham is a character, one whose guardians—its architects, city planners, and politicians—are at cross-purposes, plotting and scheming while their ward falls to ruins.  A perfect gift for your geeky graphic designer friends and Batman fans alike.


Finding Nouf

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ISBN: 9780547237787
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2009

The first of a series of literary mysteries set in Saudi Arabia. (the 3rd is now out in hardback).  Finding Nouf  gives us an enlightening picture of the lives of everyday Saudi men and women, the common frustration at the constraints of the pious and strict society and a thoroughly addictive couple of sleuths in Nayir ash-Sharqi, a desert guide and Katya Hijazi a lab technician and educated modern woman who dares to work in public and uncover her face.


Flight Behavior

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ISBN: 9780062124265
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Published: Harper - November 6th, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver tackles global warming with a heartfelt tale of one Appalachian family. Even though we know Kingsolver has a point to make she wraps it around a very compelling well told tale.  She brings together a rural fundamentalist family, all with different ideas about what is right, and a team of scientists who descend on the area to study the bizarre behavior of Monarch butterflies. What I appreciate in Kingsolver’s writing is her ability to get into the hearts and minds of her characters which transcend to all of us her readers.

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The Commitment

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ISBN: 9780452287631
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2006

With his signature Tourette's-like honesty, Savage Love columnist/podcaster Dan Savage draws upon his own long term, if hilariously flawed, relationship to explore the issues surrounding gay marriage. Between his son's view on gay marriage ("boys don't marry boys!") to his Christian mother's ("you should marry the person you want to be with") to his boyfriend's ("why not just get a 'property of dan savage' tattoo?" Dan eventually finds his way further down the path to marriage than he realizes.

Caveat Emptor

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ISBN: 9781605983608
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pegasus Books - August 15th, 2012

Buyer beware indeed!  Ken Perenyi spent over thirty years creating masterful forgeries fooling everyone along the way from New York to London. A self-taught artist with a knack for mimicry, this book is a confession of sorts. Due to financial straits Perenyi was forced to create his fakes in order to survive. With great detail on the process of creating and selling a painting, Caveat Emptor is a fascinating look into the art world, auction houses, wealthy patrons and the ethics of forgery.



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