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Probing the Mind of a Killer

One of the most popular genres in suspense fiction is the legal thriller, so it’s hardly surprising that many of today’s top writers - John Grisham, Lisa Scottoline, David Baldacci, etc. - are also attorneys.

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The task of putting three early cookbooks together has not been an easy or happy one,” explains best-selling cookbook author and doyenne to Mexican cooking Diana Kennedy in the introduction of The Essential Cuisines of Mexico.

“No Irish Need Apply”

Jay P. Dolan, Vero Beach resident and professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, gives us the sweeping history of the Irish who lived, worked and worshiped in the United States since the 1700s in his compact and entertaining book, The Irish Americans.

Spanish Secrets And Forgotten Books

Moorings residents Barbara Gervais and Judi Honiss possess a passion for reading, and it’s been with them for as long as they can remember. Today they are active members of several book clubs that read mainly fiction with a smattering of memoirs. When Moorings Club Manager Craig Lopes determined that the club was ready for its own literary society, he called upon this pair of dynamic and cultivated readers to organize it.

Dastardly Doings In The American Desert

Mary Snyder has always been an avid reader. This you would expect from the person who is the Director of Library Services for Indian River County. However, she admits she went into the library field only after abandoning her childhood dream of becoming a race-car driver. So it is no wonder that her choice in reading tends toward the fast-paced, pressure-packed and tension-driven fiction written by authors such as Robert Crais.

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The debut of a major new writing talent is always a notable event and Vero Beach readers are lucky to be among the first to meet James Reese, author of the historical thriller, The Book of Shadows (William Morrow, $25.95).

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Two popular Florida authors present very different views of the Sunshine State in the latest batch of summertime novels.

Hail To The Chef

Few chefs have exerted a greater influence on America’s growing taste for fine food than Emeril Lagasse, chef-owner of nine restaurants and author of eight cookbooks, including his latest, From Emeril’s Kitchens (William Morrow, $27.50).

A Bright New Talent

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new author with talent to spare, and this month we have a first opportunity to make the acquaintance of Fort Lauderdale’s Jilliane Hoffman, whose debut, Retribution (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, $24.95), is one of the first novels to be published in 2004.