With the votes tallied, the results are in. We ve chosen those authors who best lived up to the master of the macabre s style, and it was a difficult decision to make.

Many news reports surrounding the economy are grim. The real estate market is struggling, retirement funds are disappearing overnight, and skyrocketing expenses grab the headlines these days. But it s not all doom and gloom for some of the retired, or those nearly so.

Americans love restaurants. According to the USDA, the average American eats out four times a week.


It was on the worn pages of Thomas Wertenbaker s Father Knickerbocker Rebels that Edwin Burrows first encountered mention of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War.