Search Results: "Anthony Bruno"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Although the Armstrong character—a macho man with a laudable mission—occasionally calls to mind a comic-book superhero, Million Man March supporters should find this agreeable reading."
The street-savvy founder of the Seekers (a group of bounty hunters who see their mission as not just finding men who have skipped bail but saving their souls as well) briskly recounts his own life and the work of his unique organization. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ASTEROID by Bruno Cataldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Integrating games and narrative has potential, but shouldn't saving humanity demand something more gripping than working a Sudoku? (Requires iOS 6.0 & up.) (iPad science-fiction app. 10-16)"
A young man is determined to save Earth from an alien invasion—with a few breaks for video games. Read full book review >

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MESMERIZED by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Rockliff and Bruno's playful approach buoys solid science and history. (author's note, sources) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ben Franklin's several years in France during the American Revolution included an occasion on which he consulted on a scientific matter for the French king. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY ADDIE by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

" An out-of-the-ordinary biography. (biographical research notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Artwork and layout reminiscent of 19th-century posters and paper dolls tell the true tale of magician Adelaide Herrmann, once known as the Queen of Magic. Read full book review >