Search Results: "Craig R. Whitney"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Drawing on a great number of interviews, some with Vogel himself, Whitney offers a fascinating new perspective from which to view the rubble of East Germany and the secretive world of cold war spies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
In a Len Deighton novel come to life, Whitney (senior European correspondent for The New York Times) tells the engrossing story of the trade in human lives conducted by cold war adversaries in a divided Berlin. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2003

"A well-tempered song of praise."
New York Times editor Whitney (Spy Trader, 1993) crafts a joyful and well-versed celebration of the pipe organ in American musical history over the past century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fresh and balanced argument, though unlikely to convince most NRA members that liberals aren't the enemy."
Former New York Times reporter and editor Whitney (All The Stops: The Glorious Pipe Organ and Its American Masters, 2003, etc.) mounts an evenhanded review of the gun issue in the United States. Read full book review >

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CLIFF HANGER by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1993

"Craig's writing improves the farther off-island he ventures, but no matter how lyrical his descriptions of the Rockies and how self-deprecatingly manly his hero, it still can't offset a thin plot—and far too many fish recipes."
When ex-Boston cop and current Martha's Vineyard fisherman Jeff ``J.W.'' Jackson (The Double-Minded Men, etc.) beats up Lloyd Cramer after Lloyd beat up his girlfriend Geraldine, everyone, including J.W., thinks it's Lloyd who makes three attempts on his life—until J.W. realizes someone is mistaking him for Weststock College professor John Skye and wants him dead for allegedly leading on and then abandoning student Bernie Orwell, causing her to commit suicide. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON A VINEYARD BEACH by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"A comfortable companion for a day at the beach or summer dreaming on a cold winter's night."
Yet another good-natured, lethargic chronicle of the days and nights of ex-Boston cop J.W. Jackson, this time honeymooning with gorgeous nurse Zee Madeiras (A Case of Vineyard Poison, 1995, etc.) in his Martha's Vineyard cottage. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Unique children's lit that cleverly tackles interest rates, endowments, fluctuating commodities, bullying and identity."
A smart kid with a head for numbers takes on a corrupt Wall Street banker, in Everett's debut middle-grade reader. Read full book review >

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VINEYARD CHILL by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"J.W.'s last case (Vineyard Stalker, 2007, etc.) combines Craig's trademark tour of Martha's Vineyard, a sprinkling of recipes and enough mystery and excitement to please. Both the author and his unflappable hero will be missed."
An old friend's visit brings both pleasure and danger to Craig's laid-back ex-policeman on his twilight tour of Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >

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VINEYARD PREY by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"Fans of Craig's usual sedate fare (A Vineyard Killing, 2003, etc.) should know that this installment is more thriller than mystery. But real page-turners have more action and less cooking, fishing and philosophizing."
"Shoulder season" on Martha's Vineyard is time for a little scalloping until ex-cop J.W. Jackson's placid life is disturbed by the advent of an assassin. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY VINEYARD HOLIDAY by Philip R. Craig
Released: June 17, 1997

"Some of the background clarity could have been used to strengthen the jerry-built plot in this comfortable but uncompelling episode."
An early morning session of casting for bluefish brings a new adventure to the not-so-quiet life of J.W. Jackson (Death on a Vineyard Beach, 1996, etc.)—once a member of Boston's PD, now eking out a living on Martha's Vineyard with adored wife Zee, a nurse at the local hospital. Read full book review >

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OFF SEASON by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"It must be off season for crime and punishment too."
Ex-cop J.W. Jackson's idyllic engagement to Martha's Vineyard nurse Zee Madieras, and his ritual bouts of fishing and scalloping and cooking and eating, are interrupted by a feud between animal- rights activist Mimi Bettencourt and hunter/editorialist Ignacio Cortez over the proper use of the 50-acre tract that wealthy Carl Norton has just sold to a public commission; by a couple of run-ins with uncouth Providence hoodlum Joey Percell, who warns Nash Cortez to lay off them animal-rights people; and by a slight case of murder. Read full book review >

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HEROD FROM HELL by Craig R. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2013

"A vivid, provocative and memorably unconventional portrait of one of Christianity's bogeymen and an invigorating look at the history of Christianity itself."
Herod the Great, serving time in Hell, tells the story of his life in the latest novel from Smith (Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1999

"The tension-filled finale makes it one of Craig's better outings."
Summer on Martha's Vineyard is waning and J.W. Jackson, his wife Zee, and their two small children are settling in for the winter. J.W. (A Shoot on Martha's Vineyard, 1998, etc.), once a Boston cop, will do his care-taking jobs for absentee house and boat owners—like caring for the Crandel house in Oak Bluffs, presently occupied by actresses Julia Crandel and her friend Ivy Holiday. Read full book review >