Search Results: "D.C. Curtis"


BOOK REVIEW

D.C. HOPPER by Lane Raichert
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 11, 1992

"Still, a book that will satisfy many young sf fans. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A new author and a new publisher, both experienced in the TV industry, bring care and expertise to presenting a predictable story. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 17, 2009

"An exuberant but overblown tale of miraculous misfits."
A gaggle of disabled and otherwise different teens have their friendship tested by jealousy and hip-hop exclusionism in this gonzo young-adult fable. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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D.C. DEAD by Stuart Woods
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Acknowledging the fact that everyone in the nation's capital knows everything about everyone else, Stone and Dino develop a mantra—'It's Washington'—that serves as the perfect model for another gauge of familiarity—'It's Woods.'"
Now that their sons have gone off to Yale in a blaze of triumph (Son of Stone, 2011), super-lawyer Stone Barrington and his friend Lt. Dino Bacchetti, NYPD, get called back to Washington to do what they do worst: investigate a murder. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER, D.C. by Neely Tucker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's no more satisfying sight than a writer who knows exactly what he's doing—and only gets better at what he does."
A follow-up to Tucker's debut, The Ways of the Dead (2014), that's leaner and (much) meaner than its predecessor.Read full book review >

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D.C. NOIR by George Pelecanos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Mostly, though, the bleak carnival of street crime goes hand in hand with a worldview so deterministic you'd swear nothing could ever change."
According to these 16 new stories, life in the nation's capital ranks with afterlife in the lower circles of hell. Read full book review >

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CURTIS PIPERFIELD'S BIGGEST FAN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Young romance readers will love it and long for more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Although he's a year younger, Curtis is a talented guitarist and an aspiring rock star whose biggest (and only) fan is C.C., short for Cecily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Killing In D.C. by A.D. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"A few unresolved storylines, but the main attraction's the investigation, which the author delivers with confidence."
A woman's suspicious suicide becomes another murder case for a squad of homicide detectives in this debut mystery and series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGER IN D.C. by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Caution: ingesting too many at a sitting could cause hairballs."
You either like cat mysteries or you don't, and this tepid collection of 20 all-new stories won't change your mind either way. Read full book review >