Search Results: "Anthony M. DeStefano"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2017

"The book will please Mafia completists, but the overall arc will feel more familiar than revelatory to most true-crime readers."
A straightforward update to the notorious 1978 Lufthansa Airlines heist. Read full book review >

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VINNY GORGEOUS by Anthony M. DeStefano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Enthusiasts likely already know the details of Basciano's trials, and casual readers will be better served by other, clearer accounts."
From organized crime specialist DeStefano (Mob Killer, 2011, etc.), a convoluted exploration of the career of Mafioso Vincent Basciano, who is currently serving a life sentence in a Supermax facility. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2014

"A guide to the fundamental principles of building and maintaining personal wealth, relying more on the author's instinct than on quantitative data."
Criniti (The Necessity of Finance, 2013) interprets the key concepts underlying economic and financial behavior, with an emphasis on personal finance. Read full book review >

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THEY ALWAYS WIN by Anthony M. Pesare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"An often intriguing, if overlong, tale of a cop returning to his old neighborhood."
In Pesare's debut crime novel, an intelligenceofficer works with a mobster to try to bring down organized crime in the suburbs of Providence, R.I., and Boston. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"An engrossing read about brazen, artful scams."
The big business of art fraud. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A well-crafted work for general readers that could serve as a basic textbook on the fundamentals of finance."
A basic text about financial concepts that strives to elevate finance to the status of a science. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR NIGHT OF THE BLUE HEART by Lauren DeStefano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The lovable characters, the mystery of the ghost, and the deep friendship between the two children will lead middle graders back to the author's A Curious Tale of the In-between (2015) and have them counting the days until her next book. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
This middle-grade fantasy thriller stars two orphans, Marybeth and Lionel, and depicts their trouble with a powerful and determined ghost. Read full book review >

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A REASON TO DIE by Sal DeStefano
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A well-paced, enjoyable thriller."
A secret government organization sends a terminally-ill demolitions expert to assassinate a dictator. Read full book review >

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FEVER by Lauren DeStefano
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"Readers who want to know more about the causes and effects of the mysterious virus will have to wait for the third installment, purposefully set up by another rushed ending. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
The atmospheric worldbuilding, moral dilemmas and romantic possibilities of Wither (2011) never heat up in this, the second novel in the dystopian Chemical Garden Trilogy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"An interesting mish-mash of everything related to the thievery of valuable art."
A museum security director and a journalist combine to educate the masses about the realities of art theft, with an emphasis on the paintings of Rembrandt. Read full book review >