Search Results: "Connie Dial"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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.
Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 1994

"By retaining her mental balance about her subject, Bruck allows the reader to enjoy mental balance as well."
This much ballyhooed book starts out slowly and seems derivative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE LEDGERS by Connie  Lukey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An entertaining, if stereotypical, story of a single woman searching for a mate."
In Williams' debut novel, a 40-year-old woman desperately attempts to find her soul mate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURE COP by Connie Fletcher
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1992

"Without the in-depth intensity of David Simon's Homicide (p. 527) and the confessional candor of Mark Baker's Cops (1985)—but, still, engaging, sometimes enthralling dispatches from behind the shield: a true-crime treat."
Chicago special-unit cops talk shop in a sure-footed sequel to What Cops Know (1990). Read full book review >