Search Results: "Amy Corwin"


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WHACKED! by Amy Corwin
Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"Corwin, the veteran of many romance novels and historical romantic mysteries (A Rose Before Dying, 2011, etc.), adds a modern mystery, amusing but easy to solve."
A woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown agrees to housesit, only to be faced with murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Haunting and thrilling, this is a beautifully told story of violence and courage, and an unforgettable look behind the yellow crime-scene tape. (Regional author tour)"
A summer spent in the trenches with detectives from the LAPD. Read full book review >

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The Optical Lasso by Marc Corwin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A campy but engrossing adventure."
Corwin tells the story of a soldier and his powerful invention in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A revealing look at the real, deeply unpleasant work of murder investigators."
A literate, unfailingly interesting work of true crime by a veteran of the genre, picking up where his The Killing Season (1997) left off. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

An understated but absorbing journal from a veteran of 11 underseas missions in the close quarters of a fleet submarine against Japanese shipping during WW II's Pacific campaigns. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Corwin advances the important message that every heartbeat matters."
Companion volume to an upcoming MSNBC documentary on the plight of the nearly 17,000 animal species now threatened with extinction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Trenchant observations on the Bosnian war of particular interest to those trying to make sense of the latest events in the Balkans."
A highly critical, honest, and opinionated chronicle by a top United Nations official of the period that saw the UN's transformation from peace-keeper to peace-enforcer. Read full book review >

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THE UNRAVELING OF VIOLETA BELL by C.R. Corwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"The humor is a bit more forced than in Maddy's earlier adventures (Dig, 2005, etc.), but Corwin's plotting has improved. And newspaper junkies will still enjoy the city-room squabbling."
Maddy Sprowls solves the murder of the Queen of Romania. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2000

"Reportage of the highest order."
A year in an English class in an inner-city public high school. Read full book review >

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MORGUE MAMA by C.R. Corwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"That's unfortunate, because the wry handling of the irrepressible Dolly, and her takes on aging, youth in heat, and diner specials, are very appealing indeed."
An ambitious young Ohio crime reporter teams up with the wise old curmudgeon heading up the newspaper's morgue. Read full book review >

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DIG by C.R. Corwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sublimely snappy prose keeps this otherwise ordinary mystery afloat. Maddy, full of life at 68, is a terrific narrator."
The investigation of a former Beatnik's murder becomes a bittersweet trip down memory lane. Read full book review >

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HARE AND TORTOISE RACE TO THE MOON by Oliver J. Corwin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A salutary resolution, perhaps, but Margery Cuyler's Roadsigns (2000), illustrated by Steven Haskamp and Caroline Repchuk's The Race (p. 424), illustrated by Alison Jay, among other recent renditions, offer more drama and visual dash. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
A new artist jumps on the bandwagon with yet another updated version of the fable. Read full book review >