Search Results: "D.A. Mishani"


BOOK REVIEW

A POSSIBILITY OF VIOLENCE by D.A. Mishani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Tense yet heartfelt, Mishani's second Avraham entry is even more riveting than his debut."
Inspector Avraham Avraham tries to fathom why—even in Israel—someone would plant a fake bomb outside a day care center. Read full book review >

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D.A. by Mark Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Stark and direct, Baker's interviewees present a compelling, unvarnished look at the grim reality of America's criminal justice culture."
Baker, author of half a dozen books (Bad Guys, 1996; Sex Lives; 1994, Cops, 1985; etc.) has given us the frank, often brutal views of cops and criminals on life and the criminal justice system. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WANTED TO KNOW EVERYTHING by D.A. Mishani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Once again, Mishani offers a case in which the pleasure lies not in the destination but in the journey."
Opportunities also provide challenges for Superintendent Avraham Avraham (A Possibility of Violence, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MISSING FILE by D.A. Mishani
Released: March 19, 2013

"Mishani gives his unfortunately named sleuth a compelling debut in a complex case aimed straight at the reader's heart."
A missing person case provides an unexpected challenge for a suburban Tel Aviv police inspector. Read full book review >

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THE D.A. by Lawrence Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"With glimpses of Judge Lance Ito and Marcia Clark and looks back at Vincent Bugliosi and others well known in the LA legal arena, Taylor does a masterful, straightfoward job of showing the day-to-day workings—and failings—of the judicial system. (photos, not seen)"
Taylor (To Honor and Obey, 1992, etc.) chronicles one fascinating year (mid-1991 through mid-1992) behind the scenes with a deputy DA at the Los Angeles district attorney's office, ``the largest prosecuting agency in the world.'' Before there was O.J., there were the Menendez brothers, the Charles Keating savings and loan trial, the Rodney King trial, and the ensuing Reginald Denny case. Read full book review >

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SMALL TOWN D.A. by Robert Traver
Released: July 29, 1954

"A successor to his earlier Troubleshooter, these tribulations as well as trials of a local vigilance have a rambunctious recap here and will appeal largely to a masculine audience."
From his files as a prosecutor in the mining, farming, lumbering district of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this is a generally active account of Traver's fourteen year offensive against offenders of all kinds and in and out of court. Read full book review >

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BITTER CROSSING by D.A. Keeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Despite a few lapses in style and continuity, Keeley (This One Day, as K.A. Delaney, 2014, etc.) writes convincingly about New England and the rugged people who call it home."
A border agent tries to break up a smuggling ring in this series debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEA by D.A. Powell
Released: March 27, 1998

"This ambitious debut would have benefitted from some formal promiscuity."
paper 0-8195-6335-8 Explaining in prose what your poetry isn—t is not the best way to introduce a first volume, even if you rightly suspect that your work will be reduced to its surfaces as a series of elegies for victims of AIDS, which this is, but only in part. Read full book review >

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FALLEN SPARROW by D.A. Keeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2015

"Although Keeley (Bitter Crossing, 2014, etc.) clearly hoped to outdo himself in Peyton's second adventure, he gets in his own way with a monotonous style and a cluster of extraneous characters. Still, his tough but compassionate heroine triumphs against the odds."
Childhood friendships and personal needs complicate a border agent's life when she takes on a homicide-suicide case in her hometown in northern Maine. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN A MINOR KEY by D.A. Crossman
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"But once repeated doses of homicide turn this first novel sour, both Albert and his creator seem out past their depth."
When womanizing Professor Harlan Glenly's heart attack turns into a case of poisoning, the Boston police arrest Professor Andrew Tewksbury, who'd quarreled violently and publicly with him over the burning question of whether the Etruscans were an indigenous people. Read full book review >

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Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2016

"An effective tale for readers who like biblical history and legend with their young love."
In this debut historical romance, a Hebrew princess and an Irish warrior fall in love, but duty may keep them apart. Read full book review >