Search Results: "Benn Steil"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2013

"A vivid, highly informed portrayal of the personalities, politics and policies dominating 'the most important international gathering since the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.'"
The director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations revisits the 1944 conference that created "the new global monetary architecture" for the postwar world. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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The Versatile Husband by Peter Benn
Released: Jan. 17, 2013

"Frank, honest and understanding."
A straightforward, practical guide for men in heterosexual relationships who'd like to explore sex with other men. Read full book review >

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EVIL FOR EVIL by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Deftly keeps our hero's wide-eyed verve as he tackles a more complex plot that takes the series further from whodunit toward thriller."
Can a resourceful GI throw a wrench in the German war machine by cutting off its support of the IRA? Read full book review >

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TERRA'S WORLD by Mitch Benn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2015

"This novel is best for fans of Benn's first book. Though comprehensible on its own, it offers little new ground as a stand-alone science-fiction story."
The sequel to Terra (2013) confronts apocalypse with a breezy, British air.Read full book review >

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DEATH'S DOOR by James R. Benn
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The gobs of back story have the unfortunate effect of nudging charming Billy off center stage. A shame."
In the depths of World War II, Lt. Billy Boyle (A Mortal Terror, 2011, etc.) is tasked with solving the murder of an American priest in German-occupied Rome. Read full book review >

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A MORTAL TERROR by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The weakest of this much-praised series. Set against the fierce and pivotal battle of Anzio, which cost upwards of 7,000 Allied lives, Billy's quest seems dwarfed.
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At the behest of his Uncle Ike, aka Dwight David Eisenhower, Billy Boyle (Rag and Bone, 2010, etc.) chases the heinous Red Heart Murderer while the rest of the army chases Germans. Read full book review >

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THE DEVOURING by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Benn's 12th World War II mystery keeps the action coming, with a nifty whodunit chaser."
A doughboy detective hunting for hidden Nazi gold solves a murder puzzle in the process. Read full book review >

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THE REST IS SILENCE by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Billy's ninth case moves a bit too deliberately and may have too many red herrings, but his whiz-bang first-person narrative keeps the story afloat, and its Greatest Generation plot gives it an appealing sense of nostalgia."
An unidentified corpse on the southwest coast of England throws a wrench into D-Day planning. Can Capt. Billy Boyle identify the victim and crack the case? Read full book review >

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BLOOD ALONE by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Another bracing cocktail of period action with a whodunit chaser from the increasingly authoritative Benn."
In war-torn Sicily, a sleuthing soldier risks life and limb to crack a baffling mystery. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GHOST by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Billy's 10th case (The Rest Is Silence, 2014, etc.) features a delicious premise, a full-bodied portrait of young JFK, and a beautifully textured look at military life in World War II."
When young Jack Kennedy stands accused of murder, it falls to Billy Boyle to exonerate the future president of the U.S. and find the real killer. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHUG by Benn Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"With just enough heart-beating action and well-placed sound effects, this could become a new holiday favorite for preschoolers still puzzling out how to best share their own feelings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dear Hedgehug eagerly anticipates Valentine's Day. Read full book review >