An informal chat
with writer Michael Chabon . . .
about some of his favorite pop culture this past year. He is currently engaged in creating a project for HBO Cable TV about a team of charlatans who are recruited by British intelligence to perpetrate deceptions against the Nazis.
# Toby Keats is the Paris reporter for a fictional American newspaper in the 1920s when he becomes involved in some kind of mysterious intrigue and a competitive chase for strange automatons. Peter Lewis reviews The Paris Deadline by Max Byrd.
# Maureen Corrigan shares her picks of the Best Mysteries of the past year with an emphasis on the female perspective.
# Tom Nolan shares almost a dozen of his favorite Mystery reads from the past year with a brief but effective description of each one.
# A Gothic Tale: The Beautiful Child by
Emma Tennant is reviewed by Frances Wilson.
# Alison Flood at The Guardian reviews
Harbour Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh.
# Willie Nelson has a new book of memoirs.
# Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley,
Alan Light and more at Our Man in Boston.