CBS War Correspondent Bill Downs

A War Correspondent Bleeds Ink, not Blood. Most of the Time.

What makes a war correspondent risk his or her life to report the truth about wars? What is their mission and why do we need outsiders to look at the battlefield from the inside?

Books That Make You Think

Books That Make You Think

Discover 10 books that will make you think, all recommended by bestselling authors.

Mike McCrory reading Battlefield Earth

Things to do when Bored

With so many people stuck at home, the threat of boredom is at an all-time high. Here are a few things to do when bored which always work for my family.

Noir Detective

Noir Detective: The Golden Threads of Mystery Books

Famous detectives, from the noir detective to the classic mystery, share a common thread: the ability to see what others do not.

Scared of Things That Go Bump in the Night?

People fear what they don’t know or don’t understand and that includes things that go bump in the night. Read on to find out if fear is the mind killer or not.

L. Ron Hubbard fiction books on table

L. Ron Hubbard Fiction: Order of Books

Is there a recommendation of which L. Ron Hubbard fiction book to begin with? Is there a recommended order of books to read?

Dead Men Kill

Hard-Boiled Detective Thrills, Chills & Murder Mysteries

How did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, L. Ron Hubbard and Dashiell Hammett hammer out hard-boiled detective stories in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction?

Best Mystery Books

Best Mystery Books

Looking for a great murder mystery? These book recommendations are what mystery lovers are reading. Discover these amazing gems.

Murder Mystery dinner

Spice Up Your Murder Mystery Dinner with Hard-Boiled Detective Lingo

Entertaining and amusing hard-boiled detective lingo to impress your murder mystery dinner guests or make you sound more tough, hardheaded and cool.

Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney

When the Going Gets Tough, Americans Get Going: The Hard-Boiled Detective Pulp Renaissance

Author Thomas McNulty traces the rise of the gangster movies and the birth of hard-boiled detective pulp fiction and the current pulp renaissance.