Thrillerfest is taking place in New York right now, and sadly I'm not there.
In honor of Thrillerfest I'm reading a thriller: Andrew Grant's Death in the Kingdom. It's a terrific read.
Lots of thrillers have "Safe Houses" in them. Here's the Ultimate Modern Safe House. This secure house was designed by KWK Promes and transforms into a modern fortress. When the “Panic” button is pressed, concrete panels and walls move in to protect the house from attacks. During peace times, the occupants of this 6,100 sq. ft. house can swim in the swimming pool or watch movies projected on a giant screen.
See more photos of this safe house here.
I loved the BBC production of John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, starring Alec Guiness. I've recently seen it again, and it really holds up. However, Hollywood, in its infinite wisdom, feels the need to make a movie. Here's the Trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy. November release.
CHOCOLATE TAPIOCA PUDDING: National Tapioca Day - *Tapioca*, along with junket and pudding, were standard desserts when I was growing up. I knew what pudding was, but never junket or *tapioca*. As a child...
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