Search Results: "Brian McGrory"


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DEAD LINE by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2004

"Readers surviving the gratuitously glam thrills may well agree with Jack's demurral: 'Not that this has anything to do with the price of Spam in Kuwait.'"
A storied real-life crime leaps out of yesterday's headlines to throw Boston Record reporter Jack Flynn (The Nominee, 2002, etc.) and those around him into danger. Read full book review >

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THE NOMINEE by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"'The air wasn't just hot,' Flynn tells us of his trip to Florida. 'It was like climbing inside a pig's anus and sloshing around in his lower intestine.' One wonders how McGrory does his research."
A routine but delightfully breezy over-the-top plotboiler continuing the two-fisted adventures of the Boston Globe's journalist hero, columnist Jack Flynn. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by Brian McGrory
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An unexpectedly melancholy meditation on marriage, mortality and the merits of living in suburbia."
The story of a newspaper columnist who got a second shot at love and happiness in the suburbs—only a crazed rooster named Buddy stood in his way. Read full book review >

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STRANGLED by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Though McGrory is himself a journalist (for The Boston Globe), his fictional journalist fails to convince, as does his reenergized Strangler."
Could it be? The Boston Strangler doing his thing again after four decades? Read full book review >

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THE INCUMBENT by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

What's the quickest way for a D.C. correspondent's career to take off? Being on the scene of a presidential assassination attempt—as the surrogate hero of Boston Globe columnist McGrory discovers to his cost in this breathless debut thriller. Read full book review >

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MARY MCGRORY by John Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Norris is plainly in love with his fascinating subject, which is not only McGrory, but newspaper journalism in general."
Mary McGrory's life (1918-2004) as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington columnist is so interesting that it's hard to understand why there hasn't been a book about her until now. Enter Norris (The Disaster Gypsies: Humanitarian Workers in the World's Deadliest Conflicts, 2007, etc.) with this balanced, page-turning biography. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan."
Everyone's favorite musical mad scientist reveals a troubled yet hopeful life. Read full book review >

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BRIAN IN THREE SEASONS by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Deftly done."
The neatly ordered days of a gay man in New York are disrupted by his irascible father's illness. Read full book review >