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  • : Now You See Me...

    Now You See Me...
    A Molly Blume Mystery
    "One of this year's best mystery intriguing, engrossing, and even enchanting tale magnificently and beautifully told" - Bookreporter
    "A gripping tale of deceit, revenge and murder" - Jerusalem Post

    "A well-crafted mystery that is also a powerful exploration of the tragedy of unintended consequences. Krich excels at creating suspense through her characters' struggles and mistakes...a page-turner." -- Library Journal

    "Krich puts a sure finger on the painful spots where ordinary kids' problems turn into murderous melodrama—all at a bargain price." - Kirkus Review

  • : Dream House

    Dream House
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "Tantalizing...engaging" - Booklist

  • : Blues in the Night

    Blues in the Night
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "A sleuth worth her salt" - NY Times Book Review
    "A fresh new presence...Smart, resourceful, and curious--not much escapes her." Sue Grafton


    Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
    L.A.Times Bestseller
    "Krich once again expertly mixes Orthodox Jewish faith with crisp, whodunit plotting....An engaging thriller...Krich never misses a beat" (Publishers Weekly)
    Winner of the Calavera Award

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May 17, 2005



I agree with Z. There are situations, like the one she describes, that dictate divorce, and there are marriages that, sadly, fail. But entering a union with Pitt's mind set seems to me to doom that union to failure.


While I find the whole Catholic idea of marriage as a binding commitment for life to be overkill, I also agree that, as with any undertaking, if one goes in with the attitude that it will fail or that it probably will fail or even that it COULD fail...then it WILL fail. I have been married for 19 years. I got married when I was a baby (23 years old and my child "bride" was 22) and we didn't have anything but each other. Nowhere to go, nowhere to run to if it didn't work out. Do we stay together because of our son? No. I don't believe that's a reason. We stay together because we're each other's family and family gets messy and we hate each other sometimes but we get over it. It is what it is. People expect paradise and that's not reality. For us, there just isn't another choice. We're in this because this is where we live. And that's not saying it's been a bed of roses all the time or that it's been a living hell all the time either. It ebbs and flows.

The things I disagree with the most are situations like my friend "Mother". Her husband beat her and kept her perpetually pregnant and impoverished for five years. He beat her down and defeated her spirit. He physically tortured her. The monsignor she went to told her she had made her bed. She did eventually leave and divorce him but now at 64 she thinks she is going to hell because not only did she divorce him, she married another man and had a deliriously happy marriage for the last 30 years. That's a no no. In the Church's eyes, she's still married to dude No.1 and is living in sin with Prince Charming. In their version....she has committed a mortal sin by divorcing the man who abused her.

And yes, in their version, she's going to hell for it.

That, in my opinion, for what it's worth, is wrong.

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