Search Results: "Anthony Bruno"


BOOK REVIEW

Bruno by Siaka Kroma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A lucid, fictionalized account of an actual chimpanzee's life, with strong ecological overtones.
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A chimpanzee who escaped captivity and returned to his native forest narrates his story for the members of his new community. Read full book review >

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BRUNO by Catharina Valckx
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Readers and listeners with a taste for the quietly surreal may find this an (almost) perfect option; the rest will find other ways to fill their days, and that's OK. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Bruno, an anthropomorphic cat whose yellow eyeballs and hipster vibe may remind readers of Pete the Cat, recounts experiences with friends new and old in this French import. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE ESPRESSO by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"As for what keeps Bruno from scaling the heights of Leonard's mobbed-up farces: Be warned that when Loretta finally breaks down and orders a double espresso, Bruno cuts away before she even gets a chance to drink it."
Another madcap adventure for New Jersey parole officers Loretta Kovacs and Frank Marvelli, assigned this time to bring back an errant hit man who just happens to be Marvelli's brother-in-law. Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"You'll never find a better argument for spending the holiday at home."
The day before Thanksgiving things always go a little haywire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"A fast-paced, suspenseful re-creation of how a vicious killer was run to ground."
Smoothly written bio of a lone-wolf executioner for the mob. Read full book review >

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BAD MOON by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 1992

"Wryly amusing subplot (Tozzi greeting his 40th with impotence), plus the requisite tough-guy theatrics, makes for a lively fifth appearance of Tozzi and Gibbons."
As a pre-40th birthday surprise, FBI hotdogger Gibbons gifts partner Tozzi (Bad Business, etc.) with an introduction to luscious young Stacy, TV spokesperson for a trendy pump-iron health club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dense and elegantly erudite—a skillful, accessible analysis of complex systems of religion, philosophy and literature."
Intelligent biography of the renegade Italian friar burned at the stake in 1600 for his prodigious writings prefiguring modern science. Read full book review >

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HOT FUDGE by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A brisk, sunny love story, marred by some monumentally bad decision-making by sleuths whose judgment seems impaired even by the standards of the comic-crime genre and the state of New Jersey."
The New Jersey Jump Squad's Loretta Kovacs and Frank Marvelli (Double Espresso, 1999) take time off from chasing parole violators to chasing each other, going from stakeout to make out in the department's Chevy Cavalier. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S FOOD by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 1997

"Fine escapist fare from a pro only a cut or two below the out- of-sight standards set by Carl Hiassen."
With her career in New Jersey's criminal justice system on the skids, Loretta Kovacs gets a new lease on professional life as a tracker of cons on the lam: a divertingly comic entertainment with a bittersweet bite from Bruno (Bad Apple, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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BAD BUSINESS by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1991

"Not as deliriously overplotted as last year's Bad Luck, but still sharp enough to make you hug yourself with anticipation as Gibbons and Tozzi sink deeper into the mud you know they'll have just enough— well, maybe not quite enough—trouble wriggling out of."
A lesser outing for antic FBI team Gibbons and Tozzi finds Tozzi framed for the murder of a key witness against a Mafia dope ring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >