Search Results: "Al Lamanda"


BOOK REVIEW

DUNSTON FALLS by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2008

"A debut novel written with a quiet authority that should engage readers, but the 90-degree turn midway through the story could also baffle them."
When an ice storm isolates a small Maine town, a serial killer runs amok. Read full book review >

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SUNSET by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"The latest from Lamanda (Running Homeless, 2011, etc.) is an exciting thriller filled with tough but sympathetic characters who drag you breathlessly along to the final scene."
A former police officer sunk in the depths of despair is rescued by the mob boss he thinks had his wife killed. Read full book review >

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RUNNING HOMELESS by Al Lamanda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Despite leaving a trail of death, Tibbets is a sympathetic character. Like a flawed Jack Reacher, he provides all the excitement of a first-class thriller."
An amnesiac searches for answers about the people he's executed. Read full book review >

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WALKING HOMELESS by Al Lamanda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2010

"As in his debut (Dunston Falls, 2008), Lamanda provides thrills, chills and a final twist that make this entry stand out."
A homeless man becomes a local hero—at a steep price. Read full book review >

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THIS SIDE OF MIDNIGHT by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2015

"For all his flaws, Lamanda's tough detective has his own moral compass, and his empathy and bulldog tenacity are as admirable as his bone-deep detective skills."
A former cop channels his inner rage to solve a tough crime. Read full book review >

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FIRST LIGHT by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2014

"A sterling thriller whose flawed protagonist consistently evokes sympathy despite the repugnance of some of his acts."
A broken life barely healed is put to a stern test. Read full book review >

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AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Indispensable for those who want to understand how news is made in the Middle East."
Portrait of the Arab world's most widely broadcast TV news station, more visible to the West after September 11th. Read full book review >

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AL CAPONE by Deirdre Bair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A serviceable addition to the extensive existing scholarship. Though intelligent and thoughtfully documented, considering the source material and colorful subject, the book is a somewhat anemic read, lacking the narrative verve readers expect from Bair."
National Book Award winner Bair (Saul Steinberg, 2012, etc.) examines the life and legend of infamous crime boss Al Capone (1899-1947). Read full book review >

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AL CAPP by Michael Schumacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Both the light and dark sides of the man who made the country both laugh and gag."
A warts-and-all biography of the creator of "Li'l Abner." Read full book review >