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Book: Original Sin by P. D. James (Adam Dalgliesh)

Book: Original Sin by P. D. James (Adam Dalgliesh)

Original Sin (an Adam Dalgliesh novel) By PD James When a bizarre murder is committed at an esteemed publishing house, Commander Adam Dalgliesh must separate the victim’s personal enemies from disgruntled coworkers to catch the killer. “Complex and compelling… James is writing in full mastery of her craft” (The New York Times Book Review).  Original Sin is a 1994 detective novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series by P. D. James. It is set in London, mainly in Wapping in the…

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Jim Butcher Dresden Files Book 11 – Turn Coat – Sample Chapters to be posted

Jim Butcher Dresden Files Book 11 – Turn Coat – Sample Chapters to be posted

The first of five “Turn Coat” sample chapters will be posted at midnight MDT tonight! That’s 2AM EST, 1AM Central, 11PM Pacific, and 7AM GMT. We’ll be posting new chapters of “Turn Coat“, one new chapter every Tuesday, for the next five weeks. Find them here:http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/11/ “Turn Coat” arrives April 7th. Pre-order it in hardcover:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0451462564/iagonet or audio format:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143144723/iagonet …through the Jim-Butcher.com store:http://www.jim-butcher.com/store/ Discuss the sample chapters with other fans on the forum:http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,10764.0.html I love Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files and it’s…

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Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

Yet another e-book Reader hits the market. And with a £229.99 price tag! That’s Rs. 17,300/- before taxes. That’s a ridiculous price! I use by Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phone to read e-books. With the free MobiPocket e-book reader and free Windows based reader cum conversion software, creating and reading e-books is a snap. I just cannot justify the expense. Maybe if the price of these units hits the $100/- range. Secondly, commercial e-books are way too expensive. They are…

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Audiobook Release Dates for Jim Butcher’s Books

Audiobook Release Dates for Jim Butcher’s Books

Good news is always welcome! And when the good news concerns books by Jim Butcher, I am doubly happy 🙂 The latest news on the Jim Butcher Announce mailing list is as follows: We now have an update for the audio book releases of “Proven Guilty,””White Night,” and “Turn Coat!” Rather than being released on April 7th, along with the hardcover of “Turn Coat,” they will be released on April 2nd, nearly a week earlier! Pre-order them through the Jim-Butcher.com…

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Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera Series – Book 5 – Princeps’ Fury

Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera Series – Book 5 – Princeps’ Fury

Princeps’ Fury, book 5 in Jim Butcher‘s Codex Alera series is due to be released in November 2008. My introduction to Jim Butcher was via Harry Dresden, the wizard. In fact the only practicing wizard in Chicago. After reading the first 3 books of the Dresden Files, I turned to the Codex Alera series and was immediately hooked. I snatched up book 4, Captain’s Fury, the day it was released and loved every minute of the book. I really am…

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Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files – Book 11 – Turn Coat

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files – Book 11 – Turn Coat

Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files series and it’s hero, Harry Dresden, is my current favorite. I have read the series a number of times. Before Small Favor (Amazon Link) was released on April 1, 2008, I reread the entire series from start to finish to prepare for Small Favor. And I wasn’t disappointed. Buzzy Multimedia is developing the Dresden Files as a audiobook series read by James Marsters. So far they have released the first four books and Small Favor. Book…

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CusslerMen – A Clive Cussler Fan Web Site

CusslerMen – A Clive Cussler Fan Web Site

I came across a very nice fan site for Clive Cussler novels called CusslerMen. The site is run by a group of book collectors who specialize in Clive Cussler novels. The web site has description of all the Clive Cussler books, with pictures of actual books, commentary and trivia about editions. They have a forum, items on sale, commentary on Clive Cussler’s signatures and much more. If you enjoy Clive Cussler’s books and his characters, then this web site is…

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Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera Audiobooks

Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera Audiobooks

An audiobook of Captain’s Fury, Jim Butcher’s latest book in the Codex Alera series is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The previous three books in the same series are also available as audiobooks from Amazon (pre-order). The price in each case is steep $50! Fifty bucks for an audio CD? Codex Alera I – Furies of Calderon Audiobook (Release Nov 20, 2008) Codex Alera II – Academ’s Fury Audiobook (Release Nov 20, 2008) Codex Alera III – Cursor’s Fury…

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Arthur C. Clarke Dies At 90

Arthur C. Clarke Dies At 90

The king is dead; long live the king. Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction author this world has seen, died at the age of 90 at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. My first encounter with Clarke was within the page of Fountains of Paradise, a novel about an engineer who builds an elevator to the stars. From there I sought out his books in the libraries in the small town of Rourkela, Orissa, where I was born and…

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