Search Results: "August Meier"


BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY

"The price and the product make this a good buy, an approach to the literate unreached."
The first of the Zenith Books to be reviewed in this section, which aim "to present the history of minority groups in the United States and their participation in the growth and development of the country and will consist of histories and biographies written by leading historians in collaboration with established writers for young people." Read full book review >

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NEO-HISTORY by August Hock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A thought-provoking concept for a mystery novel, but with little action to support it."
A Georgetown private investigator searches for a dead professor's last manuscript in Hock's (Jumbled Marionette Strings, 2013) second novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Gripping tale of a 1920s American radical who ultimately paid a terrible price for his idealism."
Time magazine's former Moscow correspondent profiles an American who traveled the world gathering intelligence for the Soviet Union, until he was swept up in Stalin's purges. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH TEA MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Short on sense but long on scenery, Lucy's 19th is best suited for those in search of a quick glide through England's top tourist attractions."
Tinker's Cove's star reporter Lucy Stone (Wicked Witch Murder, 2010, etc.) and three chums take an action-packed trip to England. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TREAT MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Forget the mystery; the burning questions here (and the only time the tale flickers to life) concern the commercialization of rural Maine, the need of older drivers to turn in their licenses, and the breast-feeding of Zoe, the latest among fecund Lucy's progeny."
Not content with a flickering jack-o'-lantern for Halloween, somebody has torched the old Hopkins Homestead. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"High and low, crushing and comic, indelible as India ink."
Poet Kleinzahler (Green Sees Things in Waves, 1998, etc.) adeptly and frankly chronicles episodes from a strange, unenviable life. Read full book review >

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SALLIES, ROMPS, PORTRAITS, AND SEND-OFFS by August Kleinzahler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 9, 2017

"Tasty literary assessments served with a dollop of gossip."
A noted poet opines on other writers. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2007

"A splendid debut."
The London Times' former Beijing correspondent relates his growing obsession with the case of an enormously wealthy criminal whose whereabouts keenly interested the Chinese authorities. Read full book review >

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Jumbled Marionette Strings by August Hock
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"A whirlwind story that explores a variety of intriguing concepts but lacks sympathetic characters."
A debut novel about psychedelic adventures, corporate control and other disparate oddities. Read full book review >

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WOLFSANGEL by August Nigro
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Revisionist judgments spoil an otherwise deftly written, compelling story."
A disturbing tale of mob violence in wartime Germany. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"For someone who is often sold as some sort of rock-music, post-beat bard, Kleinzahler employs language that is surprisingly mature and literary, even in these early works, but this collection will be of interest mostly to those who are already his fans."
Sixty poems drawn from Kleinzahler's early books, all of which are now out of print. Read full book review >

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BACK TO SCHOOL MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Harmless ho-hum."
The Maine village of Tinker's Cove is again awash in murder and mayhem (Trick or Treat Murder, 1996, etc.), but not to worry- -Lucy Stone, wife to contractor Bill, mother of four; part-timer at the local paper; evening student at the local college; and above all, amateur sleuth—is on the case. Read full book review >