Search Results: "Brad Parks"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"With his third featuring brash, breezy, unflappable Carter (Eyes of the Innocent, 2011, etc.), Parks propels himself to a niche shared by only a handful of others: writers who can manage the comedy-mystery."
No one's supposed to hate the girl next door. Read full book review >

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EYES OF THE INNOCENT by Brad Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A breezy, entertaining sequel to Parks' well-received debut (Faces of the Gone, 2009)."
Investigative reporter Carter Ross returns to chase the case of the vanished city councilor. After all, who says white men can't jump? Read full book review >

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THE FRAUD by Brad Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"Less funny and more deeply felt than Carter's first five cases (The Player, 2014, etc.): reliable entertainment that'll make you think twice about your next trip to Newark."
A series of not-so-random carjackings investigated by Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter Ross ends up as a race between the paddy wagon, the shotgun, and the stork.Read full book review >

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THE PLAYER by Brad Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"Muckraking has rarely been so meaty or so funny."
A mysterious epidemic of illnesses and accidents in Newark's South Ward is the tip of a very dirty iceberg in reporter Carter Ross' fifth case. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD COP by Brad Parks
Released: March 5, 2013

"The combination of Borscht-Belt dialogue, ebullient first-person narration, and mean Jersey streets with lots of menace but very little mystery, makes Carter (The Girl Next Door, 2012, etc.) a strong contender for the title of best Stephanie Plum male impersonator."
Genial reporter Carter Ross, who never met a wisecrack he didn't like, goes up against every police officer in Newark in defense of a dead cop's good name. Read full book review >

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SAY NOTHING by Brad Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you'll be shaking with gratitude that it's finally over."
A Virginia judge's 6-year-old twins are kidnapped by someone who wants to influence an important ruling he's soon to make—and doesn't mind putting him through the emotional wringer in the process. Read full book review >

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FACES OF THE GONE by Brad Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"A first novel with a seriously overstuffed plot but a very engaging hero."
Hungry reporter chases a scoop to die for. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A bright literary exercise, the third in the new series Enterprise ('the business book as literature'). (14 illus., not seen)"
The prolific Parks (Judge Savage, 2003, etc.), a Britisher now at home in Italy, offers a Renaissance splendor that is often scanted in the artistic glory of the era. Read full book review >

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ITALIAN NEIGHBORS by Tim Parks
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Much verve."
Parks, a lively English novelist (Goodness, 1991, etc.), plunges us into the passionate but genial world of his Italian neighbors on the Via Colombare in a village south of Verona. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Small vignettes of life, fragments of society, aphorisms of a people and a culture that add up to a thoroughly enjoyable look underneath Italy's tourist facade."
A witty, cynical, and ultimately charming account by an English expatriate married to a native and trying to raise his children in Italy. Read full book review >

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SEX IS FORBIDDEN by Tim Parks
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Assured. Accomplished. Memorable."
Beth Marriot, a troubled youth, struggles mightily to find a reasonable facsimile of equanimity on a Buddhist retreat. Read full book review >

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Some Kind of Ending by Conon Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An unapologetically manic and original novel about a drifter who heads for the Aleutian Islands in the 1980s."
Parks offers the postmodern adventures of an unlikely fisherman in this 20-year-old novel. Read full book review >