Search Results: "Allan Guthrie"


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SAVAGE NIGHT by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Breakneck pace, addictively slangy prose and gallows humor. Guthrie (Hard Man, 2007, etc.) is certainly an original."
Two petty Edinburgh criminal clans lock horns in a darkly funny vendetta. Read full book review >

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HARD MAN by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2007

"By turns hilarious and horrifying, Guthrie's original voice grabs the reader and doesn't let go."
An Edinburgh thug gets caught in the middle of a violent family fracas. Read full book review >

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SLAMMER by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Hard-boiled and then some, with no reprieve for the emotionally squeamish. Guthrie (Savage Night, 2008, etc.) has more plot twists up his sleeve than a Vegas card shark, and each is as clever as it is horrific."
Noir exposé of an Edinburgh prison guard. Read full book review >

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TWO-WAY SPLIT by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2004

"A tight little mood piece whose mood, like Rankin's, is black and blue."
Short-listed for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger, this debut makes Edinburgh even grimmer than Ian Rankin's been warning. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE by Bonnie Christensen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"A powerful, lyrical tribute to the musician whose music is so much a part of our lives. (Biography. 8-10)"
This moving biography honors the life and work of the legendary folk singer who celebrated the lives of working people all over the US. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE by Janelle Yates
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Exemplary work, even better than Yurchenko's A Mighty Hard Road (McGraw Hill, 1970). (b&w photographs, index, end notes, chronology, bibliography, discography) (Biography. 12+)"
An illuminating, solidly documented portrait of this country's most influential white folk singer. Read full book review >

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ALLAN STEIN by Matthew Stadler
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A hackneyed portrayal of gay lust: vacuous, pointless, and tasteless in the extreme."
A pedophilic fantasy by the popular gay novelist (The Sex Offender, 1994, etc.) whose earlier work showed signs of a vivid imagination rather reluctantly reined in. Read full book review >

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ALLAN PINKERTON by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"More hagiography than biography, this rather lifeless narrative hardly represents a balanced portrayal of a controversial figure."
Mackay, a Scottish historian whose previous works include a biography of fellow Scot Robert Burns (1993), turns his attention to another Glaswegian, Allan Pinkerton. Read full book review >

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ALLAN PINKERTON by Carl R. Green
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"This well-documented entry in the Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West series will appeal more to less practiced readers than will Wormser's Pinkerton: America's First Private Eye (1990). (map, notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-11)"
The colorful life of the US's first private investigator is filled with contradictions: His reputation for honesty as a detective was unshakeable, but he embroidered freely on his adventures in his bestselling memoirs; he supported several popular causes and ran a station on the Underground Railroad, yet worked to smash the Molly Maguires. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE, AMERICAN RADICAL by Will Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Not likely to hold wide appeal, but a solid choice for scholars and folk-music lefties."
Overdue rediscovery of folk music's great agitator. Read full book review >

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Edgar Allan Poe  by Giuseppe Cafiero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2015

"Unorthodox but admirable mix of fiction and biography."
Cafiero (Vincent Van Gogh: The Ambiguity of Insanity, 2015, etc.) investigates the life of recently deceased Edgar Allan Poe via an invented editor in this hybrid work of fiction and biography.Read full book review >