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 >

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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 >

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AL GORE by Betty Burford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite the clear bias in her subject's favor, Burford gives a fine account of the Vice President's career to date. (Chronology; chapter notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
It's hard not to like Al Gore—he seems such a genuinely nice guy—and this homage does nothing to sully his fine reputation. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S AL? by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 21, 1972

"With no words but the few that come in cartoon-style bubbles from the boy's mouth and almost no details on the black-outlined shapes of primary color, this might be described as minimal pop and it's minimally amusing."
Through city traffic that looks like it just emerged a little wobbly and shaken from Anne Rockwell's Thruway, a boy chases his runaway dog as the dog chases a cat. Read full book review >