Search Results: "Constantine Markides"


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CHASING WATER by Anthony Ervin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"A provocative and refreshingly honest redemption memoir."
A celebrated Olympian recounts how he rose to the top of his sport, crashed, and found redemption. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Constantine answers her fans' endless demands."
Dream-laden fantasy kicks off this British author's latest Gothic exercise. Read full book review >

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BRUSHBACK by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1998

Bobby Blasco was a star athlete in high school and went on to still greater success in pro baseball—even had a brief but remarkable stint in the majors—but he never had so many fans as now, when he's been found in an alley with his head bashed in by a Ted Williamsmodel Louisville Slugger. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2006

"A fine exploration of 'the other,' and an original alternative to the same-old fantasy cluttering shelves."
Triumphant conclusion to the Wraeththu Histories, following The Shades of Time and Memory (2004). Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION by Robin Constantine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Romantic school dances, crooning live bands and plenty of cozy cafe time await those readers who crave easy familiarity. (Romance. 15-18)"
When relationships get complicated, Madison faces two choices: keep everything the same or risk everything for a chance at greater happiness. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Constantine leaves us in a dark place, with her capstone volume next."
The feminist fantasy fabulist offers the second in her new Wraeththu trilogy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2005

"A fascinating study, drawing on hitherto unavailable Soviet documents and on Pleshakov's ready command of a vast literature little known to Western scholars."
Josef Stalin made for an accomplished dictator, writes young Russian historian Pleshakov (The Tsar's Last Armada, 2002, etc.). He was a terrible military leader, though, and his failings cost millions of Soviet lives, especially at the outbreak of WWII. Read full book review >

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GOOD SONS by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 1996

"With crimes and cops and chitchat like these, you may hardly miss Balzic."
Everybody's who's been worried ever since Police Chief Mario Balzic retired from the Rocksburg, Pa., force (Cranks and Shadows, 1995)—and nobody's been more worried than Det. Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE CROWN OF SILENCE by Storm Constantine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"An uncontrolled and unconvincing continuation: dedicated fans only."
Second entry in Constantine's—trilogy? series?—about the aggressively expansionist Magravandian Empire (Sea Dragon Heir, 2000) and the people who scheme to run it, change it, or bring about its downfall. Read full book review >

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CRANKS AND SHADOWS by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"No mystery, but a memorable curtain call for its lovable hero: Balzic's Last Bow, spun out of a seamless skein of irresistible conversations."
Time was when series detectives just faded away, usually because their creators had died. Read full book review >

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SAVING ROOM FOR DESSERT by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2002

"It's the human comedy done to a turn: mystery lite, to be sure, but the nuances are true, the satire deft, and the pitch-perfect dialogue alone worth the price."
Missing from the 17th installment in Constantine's wondrous saga (Grievance, 2000, etc.) of Rocksburg, Pennsylvania, is the kind of singular hero like the Homeric Mario Balzic or the endearing Rugs Carlucci that hauls readers in and keeps them there wire to wire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2002

"Fascinating stuff. A boon for students of military history and naval warfare."
A stirring reconstruction of one of history's great—and least-known—naval battles. Read full book review >