Search Results: "Connie Dial"


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THE THIRD HELL by Connie Dial
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Both the tale and the landscape against which it unfolds are so glum that the glimpse of promised happiness at the end is almost too much to bear."
Dial takes a break from her six tours of La-La-Land's mean streets with Detective Josie Corsino (Set the Night on Fire, 2016, etc.) for an even deeper descent into the city's dark side as a retired LAPD detective searches frantically for his 13-year-old son. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL MURDER by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"The big reveal manages to be at once surprising, logical and untidy in wrapping up a case with more loose ends than Josie's domestic situation—and that's saying quite a bit."
A killer declares war on Hollywood's transvestite community.
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THE BROKEN BLUE LINE by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Fans of hard-boiled detective fiction may not be impressed, but there's soft-boiled satisfaction to the departmental intrigue and the meting out of justice, Sergeant Turner-style."
Relegated to busting cops for soliciting sex, Sergeant Mike Turner (Internal Affairs, 2009) finally gets a case with real promise—a renegade cop on dubious disability linked to illegal guns and armed robbery. Read full book review >

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SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE by Connie Dial
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"The mystery actually gets less and less interesting as it limps along to the final hollow surprise. As usual in this series, Dial's precise eye for the carrots and sticks of the LA justice system is the standout feature."
Capt. Josie Corsino's fourth case is a prequel to her first three (Unnatural Murder, 2014, etc.) set so far back in the past that she isn't even Josie Corsino yet.Read full book review >

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INTERNAL AFFAIRS by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A tough potboiler with swagger to spare."
LAPD veteran Dial's debut uncovers a web of sex, narcotics and blackmail in the law-enforcement hierarchy. Read full book review >

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FALLEN ANGELS by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2012

"A veteran cop herself, Dial (The Broken Blue Line, 2010, etc.) does authenticity to the max, and readers will like that. But it's tough, vulnerable, never-say-die Josie that they'll love."
She's a wife, a mom, an LAPD captain and compelling no matter what she does. Read full book review >

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DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS by Connie Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Equally apt for research projects and as a single go-to source of information. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
With myriad dietary supplements available in the largely unregulated market, this effort explores the value vs. the potential danger of these products. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE FOR A DAME by Connie Brockway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Clever, sexy, fun and breathtakingly romantic."
The latest from RITA award recipient (The Bridal Season, 2001, etc.) and Minnesota resident Brockway. Read full book review >

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SISTERS AND LOVERS by Connie Briscoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Smoothly readable, but flat and uninventive. (First printing of 35,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Imagine Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale without the sex, the sizzle, and the funky humor and you have a fair idea of Briscoe's first novel about three black sisters and their problems with their menfolk. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"'Wholesome meals, enjoyed as a special celebration or as part of our daily routine, are an important aspect of the art of living,' Guttersen writes. Don't take her word for it; try it out yourself."
An update to Guttersen's classic cookbook features more than 200 new recipes capturing the flavors and body-smart cuisine of the Golden State. Read full book review >

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DOOMSDAY BOOK by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1992

"Splendid work—brutal, gripping, and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing, and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the usual science-fiction constituency."
Second solo novel (following Lincoln's Dreams, 1987) from an author best known for her strong stories (the collection Fire Watch, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2007

"A book disappointingly devoid of substance."
Is Ohio's junior senator planning a 2012 run for president? Read full book review >