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5 new mysteries provide thrills and chills on long winter nights …

“Robicheaux,” by James Lee Burke. (Simon Schuster, 445 pages, $27.99.)

To read James Lee Burke’s latest novel is to see what poet John Milton described as “darkness visible.” This novel draws the reader into a world populated by those who seek “dominion over others,” where “enforcement of the law” is situational, where the air smells of cypress, pecans and insecticide, where the demons “misogyny, cruelty … and the collective indifference toward the fate of people who have neither power or voice” run rampant. Burke’s iconic detective, Robicheaux, is mourning the death of his wife, Molly, while investigating the possibility “he’s done something his conscious mind refuses to accept” — that is, he’s murdered a man for vengeance. Robicheaux tries to keep his faith and his sobriety but when a “silver spoon conman,” his narcissism and greed laid bare, rises to power, Robicheaux falls. To read this bleak,

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/5-new-mysteries-provide-thrills-and-chills-on-long-winter-nights/468870703/

5 new mysteries provide thrills and chills on long winter nights

“Robicheaux,” by James Lee Burke. (Simon Schuster, 445 pages, $27.99.)

To read James Lee Burke’s latest novel is to see what poet John Milton described as “darkness visible.” This novel draws the reader into a world populated by those who seek “dominion over others,” where “enforcement of the law” is situational, where the air smells of cypress, pecans and insecticide, where the demons “misogyny, cruelty … and the collective indifference toward the fate of people who have neither power or voice” run rampant. Burke’s iconic detective, Robicheaux, is mourning the death of his wife, Molly, while investigating the possibility “he’s done something his conscious mind refuses to accept” — that is, he’s murdered a man for vengeance. Robicheaux tries to keep his faith and his sobriety but when a “silver spoon conman,” his narcissism and greed laid bare, rises to power, Robicheaux falls. To read this bleak,

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/5-new-mysteries-provide-thrills-and-chills-on-long-winter-nights/468870703/

Netflix’s Mindhunter Trades Graphic Kills for Intellectual Chills

Television’s recent love affair with serial killers — The Following, Dexter, and sadly Wicked City, for example — was obsessed with the gory details and process of chopping up bodies, dissolving corpses and whatever it was Hannibal‘s demented murder artists were up to. The concepts of many of these shows went something like this: a charming, brooding man seduces victims, often women, and a pair of mismatched cops chase him around town, always one step behind.

House of Cards’ David Fincher brings Mindhunter, a beautiful and intellectual addition to the genre, to Netflix with a different approach to the depravity of these killers: let their own demented thinking be all the terror you need to double-lock your doors. Mindhunter is surprisingly lacking in violence and blood, at least in the two episodes screened in advance to critics, as it tells the story of the development of modern criminology in 1977

Read more at: http://www.tvguide.com/news/mindhunter-review-netflix/