Search Results: "Scarpetta & Lauria Production"


BOOK REVIEW

FAT SHADOW by Scarpetta & Lauria Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Fun, if dark at times. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An interactive and fantastical introduction to hand-shadows combines with a lesson on obesity. Read full book review >

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SCARPETTA by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"The title perfectly suits a challenging mystery that's only a pendant to the endless soap opera revolving around a heroine who just can't stop posing for Mt. Rushmore."
Dr. Kay Scarpetta celebrates her 20th anniversary as a larger-than-life medical examiner by taking on a case of murder among little people. Read full book review >

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THE SCARPETTA FACTOR by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"A helpful appendix lists the seven previous novels (Scarpetta, 2008, etc.) related to this one. Readers who don't know them will be baffled; readers who do will be exasperated."
A Manhattan waitress's murder kicks off yet another round of forensic-driven navel gazing for Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her friends and enemies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A lucid, engaging, authoritative guide."
Everything you ever wanted to know about raising goats but were afraid to ask is here in this handy and informative how-to primer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL BOOKIDU by Digital Book Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Like an old-time radio drama, this rendition leaves plenty to the imagination. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Sans illustrations, decorations or even an option for audio narration this version of the folktale definitely charts its own course through the thickets of more fully featured apps. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST BLACK ACTORS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY by Susan Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Well meaning and often instructive, yet terribly labored."
The author explores unto tedium the genesis of the first Broadway production to feature an all-black cast and wonders why it never survived along the Great White Way. Read full book review >

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A PALE BLUE DOT by Ben Bova
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2013

"A bit of science in a very minor key. (Science fiction/iPad app. 8-12)"
A rather lifeless search for life in the great beyond. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL EXPOSURE by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1997

"But fans, swept up in a fever of their own, won't care a bit. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selection; $750,000 ad/promo)"
Whoever shot the latest unidentified female victim Dr. Kay Scarpetta's called out to examine—whoever cut off her head, dismembered her, and bagged her torso for disposal in a Virginia landfill—may have been doing her a favor. Read full book review >

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FROM POTTER'S FIELD by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 1995

"Take that, Hannibal Lecter! (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selection)"
Before he killed the woman Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows only as Jane, Scarpetta's nemesis Temple Gault (Cruel and Unusual, 1993) took his victim to the shark exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, walked her through the Sheep Meadow in Central Park, and made her strip despite the Christmas Eve weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 1995

"Voices a theory of history that is not as silent as the author assumes."
Rehearsing a well-worn theory about the indivisibility of power from human discourse, the author views history through a distinctly postmodern lens. Read full book review >

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THE BODY FARM by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But beneath the welter of quarrels and coincidences is as insidious a study of evil as Cornwell has turned in. (Literary Guild main selection)"
Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta (Cruel and Unusual, 1993, etc.) has given up smoking and strayed far enough from her high-pressure office to act as a consulting profiler for the FBI, but her nerves are just as frayed at Quantico, especially since her rebellious niece Lucy is a computer-whiz trainee for the Engineering Research Facility down the hall. Read full book review >