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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.

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Mao’s Last Dancer: Chinese Pork Dumpling Recipe

Another undiscovered gem to watch at home on your big screen. And it’s free on Amazon Prime streaming. Not only will you enjoy this true story about a poor Chinese boy who becomes an international ballet dancer, but you will find a new respect for the art itself.

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Zodiac: Aqua Velva Cocktail Recipe

This search for California’s infamous serial killer has just the right amount of storytelling art mixed with gritty police detection. A masterpiece of understatement, it focuses on the dogged pursuers as they follow incomplete clues and cryptic messages taunting their very souls long after the killings end.

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Blood Diamond: Tropical African Sangria Recipe

This is the Hollywood we used to know and love. A sweeping landscape of unearthly beauty and savage bloodshed, a charming cad ready for redemption, and the committed beauty to guide him there. A father willing to risk everything to save his son. And one very large diamond that makes the difference to them all.

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For You Eyes Only: Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Each actor has put his own stamp on Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Roger Moore, my runner up best Bond, was 46 when he first played Bond in Live and Let Die. He knew that youthful vigor would not be his selling point and opted for charm, a cool head, and a raised eyebrow that was almost as lethal as a bullet.

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Shetland: Burns Night Cocktail Recipe

Netflix’s Shetland has it all. The stark beauty of the grand cliffs looming over the plunging North Sea, a lilting Scottish brogue that washes over you in soft waves, and a compelling lead who is a great detective and overall lovely man, too. No ponies yet, but we can hope.

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