I read a bunch of mysteries last year. I won’t bore you with all the titles. I can sum it up by saying it was an assortment from authors such as Jonathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben and John Sandford, but my all-time favorite mystery writer is Michael Connelly.

Rick Bragg — Pulitzer prize-winning newspaperman, best-selling author, native son — has a new book coming out Oct. 27: “Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South.” It’s a collection of the humorous columns he’s written in recent years, mostly for “Southern Living” and “Garden & Gun”…