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March 30, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar. " It's that author Henning Mankell has let it be known that "The Troubled Man," his 10th mystery featuring the dour investigator, and one of his best, will probably be his last. Which is a terrible shame. Not that fans of this exceptional series haven't seen it coming.
September 14, 2010 | David Lazarus
It may be cheaper to travel by bus instead of flying, but watch out for sneaky fees — especially if you're buying a ticket for someone else. Paul Kleibrink was hoping to save some money when he went online to buy a ticket from Greyhound Lines Inc., the country's largest intercity bus operator. His grandson's girlfriend needed to return home to Oregon, and Kleibrink, 81, had agreed to spring for the cost. "I guess I'm a soft touch," the Santa Cruz resident told me. A one-way ticket on Southwest Airlines would have cost about $160.
May 24, 2010
'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' A Novel Stieg Larsson Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland Alfred A. Knopf: 570 pp., $27.95
April 25, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2.The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson ($15.95) 3.Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14) 4.Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 5.The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 6. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 7. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 8. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ($7.99)
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