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Appetite for Murder:
A Mystery Lover's Cookbook
by Kathy Borich

A tantalizing slant on cooking and crime. Relive your favorite classic detective stories and then whip up the food that caught the culprit.

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An Illustrated Introduction to Classical Horsemanship: Concepts and Skills from A to Z
by Gary Borich

A comprehensive resource in a succinct alphabetical format that brings the beginning rider through every aspect of learning to train and ride for show and trail.

Rainy Day Rentals
Classic & Crime

Often been surprised by a movie after what a film critic said about it? Ever felt cheated out of big bucks on the recommendations of a punk 24-year-old? Or really loved the ones they panned? Well, you no longer need to feel out of step with the current movie review band. Different Drummer is for you. Read more about our take on the film world. And get ready to relive your favorite movies with the recipes that follow each review.


Eastern Promises: Classic Russian Borscht Recipe

This taut thriller works very hard to earn its R rating, but luckily not at the expense of character or plot. Enter the Russian mafia, London branch, where your life’s history is written in full body tattoos, a dead girl’s diary reveals dangerous secrets, and a newborn baby holds the key to a sordid inner circle.

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Summer 2014 - Unexpected and Delicious Vacation Dinners: Creamy Cajun Pasta Alfredo Recipe

Oh, what wonders and delights the summer of 2014 has offered. In what I could have titled “Eating My way through Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and then Back to the Texas Hill Country,” I was in for great expectations fulfilled as well as piquant culinary surprises.

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The Third Man: Café Vienna Recipe

Take a break from the megaplex and savor what may be the most perfect film ever made. This Orson Welles/Joseph Cotton collaboration tops their earlier one, Citizen Kane, even though that one still gets the lion’s share of attention. Love, intrigue, treachery, and betrayal - it literally drips in atmosphere, never sacrificing the great story it has to tell to its dramatic brilliance and avant-garde film techniques.

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The Company: Chicken Paprikash Recipe

Cloak and Dagger, American style. Forget MI6 and all those British stiff upper lips, and relive the Cold War in all its paranoid brutality through the eyes of three intrepid Yank spymasters.

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Ladies in Lavender: Stargazey Pie Recipe

Ladies in Lavender is the little unappreciated gem Different Drummer has been promising you. If you think story telling is all about plot, you will be disappointed, like most of the assorted critics that damned it with faint praise. But if you want to see the human heart revealed in its infinite complexity, run don’t walk to rent this classic.

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