Search Results: "Brooke Kerrigan"


BOOK REVIEW

WELLINGTON'S RAINY DAY by Carolyn Beck
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This is one for only the strong of stomach or Xtreme dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beck's attempts to gross out readers continue with her latest, seemingly innocuous title, about a hungry dog. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE MCGILLICUDDY'S EYE FOR TROUBLE by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Friendship between a little boy and an old lady is a lovely thing, but the story lacks cohesion and purpose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A neighborhood busybody "keeps an eye out for trouble." Read full book review >

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KERRIGAN IN COPENHAGEN by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Kerrigan's unresolved angst is the artificial heart of this real, joyous celebration of Copenhagen."
A sui generis work, the third in the author's Copenhagen Quartet, following In theCompany of Angels (2010) and Falling Sideways (2011); these stand-alone novels have nothing in common save their Copenhagen setting. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON BROOKE STREET by Neil Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

In his debut novel, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (1991), Bartlett explored contemporary gay themes in a shadowy fable-like setting. Read full book review >

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THE RAGE by Gene Kerrigan
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An ambitious and nuanced panorama of law and order in Ireland's mean streets, balancing literary elements and full-bodied character portraits with a believable depiction of cops and criminals at work."
In contemporary Dublin, a hastily devised robbery and its aftermath unfold from the perspectives of diverse perps, cops and witnesses. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CRIMINALS by Gene Kerrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2008

"The cops are no more pure than the criminals are purely corrupt, in a novel awash with moral ambiguity."
A character-driven police procedural with an Irish twist. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR by Gene Kerrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"A ripping crime tale, impressive in scope and crackling with energy, as well as a fascinating portrait of contemporary Ireland."
A clutch of violent cases challenges the Gard, Ireland's storied police force. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This sexy romp has it all—a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse."
Imogen Pritchard keeps crossing paths with Cole Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth. Will time and mistaken identity keep them apart? Read full book review >

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DARK TIMES IN THE CITY by Gene Kerrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Kerrigan's fourth crime yarn (The Rage, 2013, etc.) captures a landscape of moral ambiguity with a crackling pace and terse, apt dialogue. His world suggests an Irish Elmore Leonard whose compromised men struggle to tread water in a treacherous sea."
One moment, Dublin ex-con Danny Callaghan is minding his own business; the next, he's back in the cross hairs of both cops and criminals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >