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Dec 14 2017 1:00pm

Lost in the Deadlights: Stephen King’s It Through the Years

It’s those bones I remember most. Brittle, mildew-coated, shreds of clothing still shrouding the mortal remains of a boy 14, maybe 15 years old. They’d lain there forgotten in the sewers beneath Derry, Maine, for 27 years, undiscovered until 1985. They were just one of the many missing children from that awful summer of 1958. Those bones may lay there still.

27 years. A number unimaginable to a 15-year-old. It’s impossible for a 15-year-old to imagine life at 42; for a 42-year-old … not so much.

All a 42-year-old has to do is remember.

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Sep 19 2017 3:00pm

Mysterious Ways: 5 Books Featuring Ordinary People Solving Mysteries

Read Brad Abraham's exclusive guest post about mysteries featuring ordinary people, then make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of his debut novel, Magicians Impossible!

To describe a novel as a mystery conjures images of hardboiled detectives, plucky criminologists, driven cops, and clever British pensioners. But at their heart, every book is a mystery in its own way. What story hasn’t centered on a character or characters seeking the answer to some question or a higher truth about the world or about themselves? A mystery can be set in worlds both mundane and magical and in times past, present, and future—some don’t even have a resolution at all, other than to impart some lesson on the one seeking an answer to the thing that keeps them up at night. Some don’t even need a detective.

Here are five of the latter, mysteries featuring ordinary people seeking answers that put them into physical, emotional, and psychological danger. Scheming corporate headhunters, grieving boyfriends, white-trash detectives, hipster writers, and an entire community—they’re all here.

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