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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.

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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.


Hereafter: Made-from-Scratch Pesto Sauce Recipe

Matt Damon sees dead people, and he’s none too happy about it. And neither is Marie, the French television personality who has been one for an instant, nor Marcus, the English lad who has seen the grim reaper’s hand at close quarters.

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The Drop: Boston Polish Potato Pancakes Recipe

This is a low-key crime drama, so don’t expect shootouts, car chases, or steamy scenes of passion. Certainly not a blazing fire, not even a slow burn, just grey, barely warm ashes we are compelled to sift through. Ashes that remain long after the flame has died away.


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Traitor: Sudanese Cinnamon Tea Recipe

This taut thriller has plenty of intrigue and action, but something a bit foreign to the genre – an almost philosophical exploration of the two sides on the War on Terror. And yes, it is co-written by Steve Martin, that “wild and crazy guy” who proves that his comic genius is founded upon a true cerebral nature.

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Harry Brown: Bubble and Squeak Recipe

What does it say about a society that depends on a wheezy 80-year-old to clean up its streets? Michael Caine takes us where we’d rather not go in his portrayal of a reluctant vigilante, trying to catch the bad guys as well as his ragged breath.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Light Seven Layer Dip Recipe

It’s a campy derivative of Star Wars with a touch of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure. Bold unconventional hero with father issues; check. Female lead at odds with him; check. Fury nonhuman companion good with a gun; check. A plot that resonates long after you leave the theater; I’m afraid not.

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