Boo! Charlie Brown's Happy Halloween
● By Robert Frey
By Ray Saadi—Book Editor
IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN By Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz and Lee Mendelson, Dey Street/Harper Collins, $19.99
While Linus waits in his pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin’s arrival, the rest of the Peanuts gang, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally and Snoopy, don their costumes and go trick-or-treating. Hard to believe it’s nearly 50 years since the TV special first appeared and was declared a blockbuster as demanded by the network. The full TV script as well as more than 250 full-color images is truly funny as is Mendelson’s hilarious recollections of dealing with the network. Follow along as you watch the show.
UNLUCKY 13 By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro, Little, Brown, $28
San Francisco detective Lindsay Boxer is happily married and now awaiting her first baby. She is rudely shaken when she learns that Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous female the Women’s Murder Club has ever encountered, is back in town and gunning for her. In the meantime, the other members of the Women’s Murder Club, Cindy Thomas, Claire Washburn and Yuki Castellano are working on the case of a car explosion on the Golden Gate bridge, in which the two young men passengers are blown to bits. More mysteriously, the bombs are blown from their insides out. Another set of fantastic murder cases keep the gals busier than ever.