[Opinion] GameJournoPros Membership: Scarlet Letter or Non-Story?

What does it really say about you if you were a member of the infamous Google group?

[Reviews] T Is for Trespass

A grim story about elder abuse that is definitely not for the faint of heart.

[Reviews] S Is for Silence

Sue Grafton tells her story in a new way, displaying her growing skill without telling a story that feels superior.

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R Is for Ricochet

" R Is for Ricochet" follows "Q Is for Quarry," which surprised me by being one of my favorite Kinsey Millhone mysteries for some time. The comparison does the newer novel no huge favors, but I was pleased to find that it was quite entertaining nonetheless, thanks in no small part (once again) to the interactions between Kinsey and a new character: Reba Lafferty.

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Hope Not For the Death of the Gamer

Several blog posts were recently published at leading outlets that suggest the "gamer" is dead. Since then, people have been arguing about whether or not there's any truth to the notion. Personally, I believe the bulk of those arguments are harmful without any potential for a positive outcome because not a lot of people seem to have taken the time to ask a pertinent question: exactly what is a gamer?

I recently spoke up to defend the gamer on my Twitter account, and a long-time acquaintance of mine (who once identified as a gamer) said that gamers are "subhuman scum." He added (sadly, I thought) that "I wouldn't want to be caught dead being called a 'gamer.'" As far as I know, he still plays and enjoys games regularly.

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Q Is for Quarry

"Q Is for Quarry" reportedly owes its roots to a conversation Sue Grafton had with a forensic pathologist acquaintance after she finished writing "P Is for Peril." She was looking for a new story to tell, and her answer came in the form of a dinnertime discussion about an unsolved murder case. From there, Grafton became quite involved in the case's aftermath, even going so far as to pay the expensive fees to have the body of the unknown victim exhumed so that a facial construction could be put together by Betty Gatliff, a respected forensic artist. The resulting images are available in black and white at t

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P Is for Peril

"P Is for Peril" briefly reintroduces Dana Jaffe, now known as Dana Glazer, who recurring heroine Kinsey Millhone last met in "J Is for Judgment." In that book, Dana was married to Wendell Jaffe, a fugitive on the run. She didn't have a lot of positive things to say about Kinsey, but the passage of time has softened her views and she has even gone so far as to refer a new client.

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