Search Results: "Carlo Lucarelli"


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ALMOST BLUE by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The center does not hold."
Blind shut-in Simone Martini senses excitement, danger, and even colors in the sounds of provincial Bologna. Read full book review >

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CARTE BLANCHE by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2006

"The first volume in a trilogy by noir master Lucarelli (Almost Blue, 2001, etc.) is a smart and stylish crime yarn."
Duplicitous women and political cross-currents challenge a seasoned police detective. Read full book review >

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THE DAMNED SEASON by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"The middle entry in Lucarelli's early trilogy (Carte Blanche, 2006, etc.) peppers crime fiction with sharp irony and provocative moral ambiguity."
Crusty Commissario De Luca gets drawn into a murder investigation in spite of himself. Read full book review >

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SMILE AGAIN, JENNY LEE by Carlo Caldana
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"An appealing though imperfect thriller accessible to both tennis fans and sports newbies."
In this tennis-themed thriller from Caldana (Two Brides and the Check, Please!, 2013, etc.), a strong-willed heroine makes her way back from tragedy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Accomplished and comprehensive but overly long. John Keegan covered most of the bases in his 200-page Winston Churchill (2002), which nonspecialist readers will prefer."
A sprawling study of the lord of Overlord—and Gallipoli and many other imperial campaigns. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 1992

"A clever, eventually successful tour de force, mostly for audiences who'd like to renew their acquaintance with Drood—and who don't mind paying top dollar for the privilege."
A bevy of fictional detectives—from Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown to Raskolnikov's nemesis, Porfiry Petrovich—convene at a conference in Rome to complete Dickens's last novel, left tantalizingly incomplete at the author's death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An altogether fine account of a life spent doing good—and, ultimately, evil."
"To die for your ideas is the most radical of fairy tales": thus the moral of this evocative portrait by the son and heir of Italian publisher and political activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 1991

"Cipolla's presentation of economic history as a humanistic rather than scientific discipline makes economic historiography seem fascinating and rather fun."
A scholarly, entertaining look at the objectives and techniques of economic historiography. Read full book review >

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FATHER AND I by Carlo Gébler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Often touching—sometimes harrowing—but overlong and overwrought. (13 b&w photographs)"
A British writer recalls his difficult relationship with a cold, sarcastic father—also a writer—who later vanishes into Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For Mafia buffs, a sure thing—though the denouement may be the most shocking thing about this labored book."
Mix The Godfather with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you've got this routine true-crime study of one of the most coldblooded murderers in history. Read full book review >

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GASPIPE by Philip Carlo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"An authoritative look at a once-rampant predator now at bay."
True-crime veteran Carlo (The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, 2006, etc.) chronicles the extraordinary life of Lucchese family underboss Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso. Read full book review >