November 9, 2008
The Devil's Eye by Jack McDevitt Ace / 368 pages / $24.95 Politics. There's no escaping its ugliness, even on a world several light-years outside the Milky Way galaxy. That world is Salud Afar, and it's where celebrated horror writer Vicki Greene has gone to research her next novel. Once there, she sends a burst of a message to antiquities dealer Alex Benedict. It ends with, "They're all dead." Then Greene's memory is wiped. But Greene had asked Benedict and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, for help.
November 19, 2006
For my husband and I, the moorland of Dartmoor National Park is our favorite place to hike in England. Famous as the setting for the Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, the moor is actually a large granite plateau dotted with high rock formations called tors. It's mostly covered in gorse, heather and bracken, but also has a soft, marshy ground. The weather can be very unpredictable and storms can blow in without warning, causing you to lose your bearings in an instant.
August 27, 2006
The game was tied in the bottom of the ninth and the Orioles needed a runner in scoring position. Everybody, from the players perched on the top step of the dugout to the 26,379 fans at Camden Yards yesterday, knew that Corey Patterson was about to try to steal second base. It was just a matter of when. Patterson fully expected to see a pitchout, as did his manager, Sam Perlozzo. But one didn't come on Shawn Camp's first pitch to Kevin Millar, so Patterson decided the time had come. Devil Rays@O's Today, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM Starters: Devil Rays' J.P. Howell (0-1, 10.80)
March 7, 2006
Book Signing Christie at MICA R. Gregory Christie, award-winning children's book illustra tor, is holding a free discussion and book signing at noon today at the Maryland Institute Col lege of Art. He will discuss his illustrations, travels and experi ences as a black artist. This event is in the Brown Center's Falvey Hall, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300 or visit www.mica.edu.
October 2, 2005
Effendi Courtenay Grimwood Spectra (paperback) 432 pages. Ashraf "Raf" Bey is a good chief of detectives in the bad city of El Iskandryia in this sequel to Pashazade, which established a 21st-century world under Ottoman Empire rule. Raf has to investigate the case of billionaire Hamzah Effendi, the father of the woman Raf should have married. But Raf has his hands full: trying to protect the daughter from atrocious secrets, solving murders related to the case, and trying to stay alive.
September 29, 2005
Halloween's still over a month away, but you can get into a spooky mood tonight at the Sena tor. Check out a screening of 1922's Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror, with Boston-based rock band Devil Music Ensemble's orig inal live score. The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road. Tickets are $10. Go to senator.com or creativeallian ce.org. Note to readers Be cause of a production error yester day, the crossword, Jumble and some comics scheduled for Thurs day appeared in Wednesday's edi tions.