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Man On A Ledge: Movie Review

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham



An escaped convict, who is a former cop in jail for stealing a famous diamond, ends up out on a ledge at a hotel. A police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) works to try and talk him down, unaware at first who he is as he registered at the hotel under an alias. The psychologist has her own story as well–she’s been in a downward spiral after failing to keep a cop from jumping off a bridge and she’s surprised when the man on a ledge asks for her by name. At the same time that he is on the ledge, across the street a major diamond heist is in progress.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



KRL had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing mystery/suspense author Thomas Caplan, reviewing his new book The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen. There’s also a chance to win a copy of the book–details at the end of this post. Thomas actually went to school with President Bill Clinton and he wrote the forward for TPWJOTC! Learn more of Thomas in the following interview.

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by Gloria Feit



Louisa Trevelyan is working as a garden designer re-creating a historically accurate Tudor garden in Warwickshire, at the fictional Kelstice Lodge. After working for years recreating gardens that have fallen into neglect on private estates, this community program has really given her a chance to indulge her creative passion for garden design. It is there that she meets Paul Seaforth, 19 years old, who bears “an uncanny likeness” to her lover of years ago, Adam Glasslake.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



There’s something about the people of Scandinavia. Between the sleep deprivation of the summer days with no night and the cabin fever of the long, dark winters, they seem to be very depressed and depressing. The films of Ingmar Bergman and the plays of Ibsen and Strindberg are not known as jolly romps. The life of Stieg Larsson was not cheery (raised by grandparents in northern Sweden because his parents had to leave him to find work in Stockholm, targeted for death threats because of his anti-neo-Nazi crusading, and dead at 50 before his books could be published), and his books push relentlessly into dark territory.

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In Time: Movie Review

IN THE October 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andContributors,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you’re looking for a fun sci-fi action flick to go see I would recommend In Time starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, which just opened this weekend.
In Time is set in a world where the currency is time. You only age to 25 and then you have one year on your time clock. Unless you can earn, steal or borrow more time you die when your clock runs out.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell




Our lives unraveled off a circular stairwell that spun upwards into eternity, made up of a large turquoise dome, like the heavens painted on ceilings in cloisters and monasteries across Europe, where I once fell in love with the color. It was encircled in a giant gold band, to protect it from the visceral. A polished wooden railing held up by fragile, narrow rungs accompanied you on the way, the corporeal matrix of our design cast below the heavens. I never looked up when traversing the stairway because I knew I didn’t have to, not there. I was safe there. But we each finished alone in the end, completing our journey in our own mysterious shells just as we started.

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by Christopher Lewis




Twenty years ago, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. There was only one survivor, a 14 year-old boy who surprised Blackwood from behind and killed him. Before he died, Blackwood vowed to return one day when the child had a family of his own and kill them all.

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KRL Staff Scary/Mystery Movie Pics

IN THE October 30 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andContributors,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by KRL staff



The staff here at KRL decided it would be fun to share with our readers their favorite mystery, suspense or horror film! Feel free to comment and share yours with us too!
Our winners for top pics are Silence of the Lambs & The Sixth Sense!

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