Search Results: "Conor Kostick"


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SAGA by Conor Kostick
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2008

"Clean prose, remarkable story. (Science fiction. YA)"
This exciting sequel's concept explodes far beyond Epic, its 2007 predecessor. Read full book review >

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EPIC by Conor Kostick
FICTION
Released: April 5, 2007

"The thought-provoking ending is oddly beautiful. (Science fiction. YA)"
Kostick offers an engaging examination of an agrarian society whose economy and legal system operate inside a planet-wide computer game. Read full book review >

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EDDA by Conor Kostick
FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Humans, electronic beings and servers are separated by light years and metaphysics, but Kostick's action-filled series conclusion is immediate and relevant. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Just as Saga (2008) exploded beyond opener Epic (2007), this third volume ratchets up this science-fiction gaming series to a whole new level. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AGENCY by Conor Daly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Golfing wannabes will be happy to see that Daly paints the PGA Tour as an endless round of backbiting, name-calling, and endorsement-chasing, with hardly a moment for a quiet 18 holes."
After seven years' exile, Kieran Lenahan is back on the PGA Tour—or he would be if somebody hadn't bashed his head at a Gainesville apartment complex. Read full book review >

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A HUNT IN WINTER by Conor Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The window Brady (The Eloquence of the Dead, 2016, etc.) provides into the everyday lives of ordinary Irishmen caught in a dramatic moment gives his third entry a combination of the best elements of police procedurals and historical mysteries."
Murder and politics make for strange bedfellows in 1888 Dublin, when Ireland is still chafing under British rule. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A compelling story about how sometimes the little everyday things can shape the broad sweep of history more powerfully than ideologies or competitive economic systems."
Former Irish Times Moscow correspondent O'Clery (May You Live In Interesting Times, 2008, etc.) chronicles the last of day of the Soviet Union and pulls together the threads which lead to its dissolution. Read full book review >

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BURIED LIES by Conor Daly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Kieran does both handsomely, with surprising grace and style, even though the case winds down so abruptly that golf fans (whose ranks Daly is bound to enlarge) will find more to cheer than mystery mavens."
The day after Kieran Lenahan's pro shop at the Milton Country Club burns to the ground—taking with it an adjoining ``monkey house,'' leaving a dozen Latino restaurant workers homeless, and a firefighter dead from a suspicious exploding projectile—the news gets even darker: Ian MacEwan, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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BITTER REMEDY by Conor Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"The off-center characters, the narrative woolgathering and the way the seemingly disparate fragments of plot converge are part of Fitzgerald's tantalizing method in Blume's stylish fifth caper (The Memory Key, 2013, etc.). Readers new to the series may feel a bit lost."
A prickly Italian police inspector battles illness, culture shock and personal demons before stumbling onto a case that stabilizes him. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY KEY by Conor Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Occasionally slow-moving, Fitzgerald's novel is heavy on both procedure and the convolutions of character."
Fitzgerald presents the fourth installment in a series involving Alec Blume, an American expat (and now Italian citizen) who slowly and methodically tracks down the killer of a young lab assistant and solves the mystery behind a terrorist bombing. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ESTATE by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Bowman is a robust storyteller, and he keeps us hooked, but a last-minute revelation, recasting the killer's identity, undercuts what had been the novel's greatest appeal, its forthrightness."
Love conquers all. That evergreen sentiment lights up this short novel, the first U.S. publication for its Irish author. Read full book review >

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A JUNE OF ORDINARY MURDERS by Conor Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"Brady's powerful first mystery novel is evocative of the period. The many aspects of life in 19th-century Dublin are cleverly woven through a baffling mystery."
A police detective lands a case that could ruin his career. Read full book review >