Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Look

updated 05/29/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/29/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>TULIP FEVER Deborah Moggach Now that the tulip blossoms have faded for another year, pick this novel to learn how they came to be prized by 17th-century Dutch flower merchants. (Delacorte, $21.95)

PAWING THROUGH THE PAST Rita Mae Brown In cahoots with her tiger cat Sneaky Pie Brown (who gets half credit), the author pens her eighth feline-flavored mystery, this one set at a high school reunion. (Bantam, $24.95)

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