Books by Richard Dooling

BET YOUR LIFE by Richard Dooling
Released: Nov. 8, 2002

"Mostly fun—and agreeably tense now and then—but a bit overwritten, as if crime novels need literary bolstering to be respectable."
Surprisingly hip insurance-fraud investigators wage war against unscrupulous buyers of policies owned by the soon (occasionally too-soon) to die. Read full book review >
BRAIN STORM by Richard Dooling
Released: April 1, 1998

A comic cautionary tale for young lawyers everywhere: Whatever it takes, don't agree to defend an alleged hate killer. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A book Rush Limbaugh might have written if he had a richer vocabulary."
A passionate defense of offensive language by a man who thinks that American society suffers from an excess of politeness. Read full book review >
WHITE MAN'S GRAVE by Richard Dooling
Released: June 1, 1994

"North American versions of same, the novel is laudable as a fictional travel essay, passable as an acerbic melodrama, less interesting when it tries to be profound. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club featured selections; author tour)"
Using the unprincipled excesses of lawyers and insurers as both a background against which supposedly bizarre elements of West African culture are displayed and as a big fat target for ridicule, Dooling's (Critical Care, 1992) ethnographic thriller/satire set in present-day Sierra Leone portrays politics and witchcraft as two sides of a single coin. Read full book review >
CRITICAL CARE by Richard Dooling
Released: Feb. 19, 1992

"A powerhouse for those strong enough in spirit and constitution to read it."
Sardonic, often harrowing look at the American way of life- support by a writer so thoroughly in control it's hard to believe this is a first novel. Read full book review >