Search Results: "Caleb Carr"


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THE ITALIAN SECRETARY by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"We needed this, from Sherlock Holmes? No thanks."
Will Holmes and Watson foil a regicide plot that seems the work of German spies colluding with Scots Nationalists? Is the queen Victoria? Read full book review >

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THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Unremarkable as a genre thriller, then, but highly satisfactory as fictionalized social history. (Film rights to Paramount; Literary Guild Alternate Selection)"
Novelist/historian Carr (The Devil's Soldier, 1991, etc.) combines his two preferred modes with a meaty, if overslung, serial- killer quest set in 1896 New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"A narrow but useful look at terror."
Novelist (Killing Time, 2000, etc.) and military historian (The Devil Soldier, 1991, etc.) Carr evaluates terror as a tactic, with an eye toward the US response to Osama bin Laden. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As for the nefarious Libby—presented, with perfect appropriateness, only as others see and hear her—she rivals Lydia Gwilt of Wilkie Collins's Armadale as the pluperfect villainess, and the centerpiece of an enormously entertaining and satisfying reading experience. (Author tour)"
An absorbing if overlong sequel to Carr's popular 1994 thriller, The Alienist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"Solid under the circumstances, but disappointing given Ward's persona and his incredible feats: less the measure of the man than a colorless reassembling of his deeds. (Photographs—not seen.)"
From novelist-turned-historian Carr (Casing the Promised Land, 1979), a thorough but plodding biography of American soldier-of- fortune Frederick Townsend Ward. Read full book review >

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SURRENDER, NEW YORK by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Carr's many fans will find this well worth the wait."
Carr (The Legend of Broken, 2012, etc.) returns with a curious whodunit that weds leisurely 19th-century storytelling with 21st-century unpleasantness. Read full book review >

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KILLING TIME by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2000

"Fun, but awfully sketchy. Carr seems more at home in the past than in the future."
And now for something (almost) completely different from the author of the popular literary thrillers The Alienist (1994) and The Angel of Darkness (1997). Read full book review >

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JOCASTA CARR, MOVIE STAR by Roy Gerrard
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A round-the-world journey is standard picture-book fare, but this travelogue is unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 6+)"
When Jocasta's beloved companion and costar Belle (an Old English sheepdog) is kidnapped by Maxwell Pym, a film producer, the dauntless Jo flies after them in her handy little red seaplane, trailing them from Hollywood to New York, London, and ``Wangaloo'' in the Java Sea. Read full book review >

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CALEB AND KIT by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A realistic story with strong, recognizable characters that doesn't reduce cystic fibrosis to a tragedy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old boy attempts to take charge of his own life. Read full book review >

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CALEB AND KATE by William Steig
Released: Oct. 31, 1977

"No reincarnation of Sylvester despite the similar transformation, this plain frontier couple is touching in its own frumpy way, and this amusing sad story is beguiling as only Steig can make it."
Caleb the carpenter and Kate the weaver loved each other, but not every single minute"—and it's after one of their fiercest quarrels, with Kate screaming "odious insults" and Caleb storming away from the "cantankerous hoddy-doddy," that witch Yedida finds the husband sleeping in the forest and decides to test a new spell. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Carr's legion of readers will know better than to expect any major new critical or biographical insights from this entertaining five-course feast of the familiar."
An engaging, handsomely full-dress, but oddly unrevealing biography of the unquestioned master of locked-room mysteries and impossible crimes. Read full book review >

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THE CALEB YEARS by David Ingerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2014

"A tender tribute to a too-short life."
Ingerson's poignant debut memoir recounts the challenges and blessings of raising a terminally ill child. Read full book review >