Search Results: "Al Lamanda"


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SUNRISE by Al Lamanda
Released: July 17, 2013

"The follow-up to Bekker's strong debut (Sunset, 2012) is a pleasing combination of thriller and police procedural with some kinky twists."
A former cop takes on a case as a favor to a friend in a jam. 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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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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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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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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SCRATCH PROGRAMMING PLAYGROUND by Al  Sweigart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An impressive manual for achieving Scratch programming mastery and creating genuinely entertaining games. (Nonfiction. 8-adult)"
A Scratch guide that goes beyond basic games and into some instructional depth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Roker's account will interest readers who previously knew nothing about the Galveston hurricane. However, Isaac's Storm is not out of date and deserves its place as the recommended version."
Today weather anchor Roker (Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle for Good, 2012, etc.) recounts the hurricane that leveled Galveston, Texas, during September 1900, killing an estimated 10,000 people.Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE by Al Gore
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Provocative, smart, densely argued—and deserving of a wide audience and wider discussion."
A tour de force of Big Picture thinking in which the former vice president gets his inner wonk on. Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >