Alibi V.13 No.2 • Jan 8-14, 2004 

Speed Reader

Letter From Home

Carolyn Hart
Prime Crime
hardcover
$22.95

In her latest novel, Hart combines a chilling mystery with a nuanced account of the life of her protagonist, Gretchen Grace Gilman. She also draws a vivid portrait of small town life in America during World War II. Another good mystery from one of the masters.

The Sandman: Endless Nights

Neil Gaiman
DC Comics
hardcover
$24.95

Gaiman revisits his famous Sandman comic book series in this collection of seven carefully illustrated tales about Dream, the God-like figure who rules over the realm of sleep. Even newcomers to Gaiman's imaginary world will find this new collection accessible and fascinating.

The Con Man's Daughter

Ed Dee
Mysterious Press
hardcover
$23.95

A former NYPD officer with deep connections to the Russian mob must sift through clues from his own past to track down his daughter's kidnappers. Dee delivers a hard-boiled thriller that pulls no punches.

Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Jews and Muslims Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages

Richard Rubenstein
Harcourt
hardcover
$27

In this accomplished, entertaining history of ideas, Rubenstein explores how Judeo-Christian attitudes toward the rationalist philosophies of the ancient Greeks changed over time. Without an infusion of these ancient ideas, Western Civilization might never have yanked itself into the scientific age.