Books by James Duffy

DOG BITES MAN: CITY SHOCKED! by James Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Until then, though, Duffy keeps Gotham's pot merrily a-bubble."
After hiding behind the pseudonym Haughton Murphy for his seven Reuben Frost whodunits (A Very Venetian Murder, 1992, etc.), Duffy jettisons their weakest link—the whodunit—to produce this rollicking tale of the want-of-a-nail that threatens to bring down a New York mayor. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

A good, old-fashioned, expansive history of Russia, big on names, dates, and events. Read full book review >
RADICAL RED by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Still, a credible portrayal of the period in a story eventful enough to hold readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The New York legislature is about to vote on woman suffrage. Read full book review >
THE GRAVEYARD GANG by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"The dialogue is stiff and drawn out with stultifying repetitions, and the mystery is bland and predictable; the only real shocker here is its clumsy presentation. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Duffy, creator of such sturdy stories as Cleaver of the Good Luck Diner and more contemplative novels by ``Pieter Van Raven'' (The Great Man's Secret), rides roughshod over expectations. Read full book review >
UNCLE SHAMUS by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Ethically, this is ambiguous, and the simplifications in plot aren't likely to entertain any thinking young person. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two ten-year-olds, residents of Shanty Town, run errands for one ex-con and help him outwit another. Read full book review >
THE DOLL HOSPITAL by James Duffy
Released: April 1, 1989

Duffy, author of a previous toy fantasy—The Revolt of the Teddy Bears—returns to the genre to tell a more serious story. Read full book review >