Search Results: "D.W. Buffa"


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BREACH OF TRUST by D.W. Buffa
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Buffa's front-loaded plot relies on character nuance more than courtroom dramatics, while his elaborate prose will strike some readers as profound and others as pretentious."
Brilliant criminal defense attorney reluctantly helps his law-school roommate, who just happens to be vice president of the US, through a murder trial about a decades-old crime. Read full book review >

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TRIAL BY FIRE by D.W. Buffa
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2005

"In his seventh Antonelli outing (Breach of Trust, 2004, etc.), the often prosy Buffa has found an effective balance. His murder plot is a McGuffin for interesting ruminations on 21st-century justice."
Righteous Frisco attorney, unwillingly drawn into the world of celebrity lawyer punditry, defends a younger version of himself on a murder charge. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY by D.W. Buffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not all legal thrillers have the sound of money."
In a lumbering courtroom thriller, criminal lawyer Joseph Antonelli becomes convinced that the murder of a US senator resulted from an international plot. Read full book review >

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HILLARY by D.W. Buffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A plodding, smarmy attempt to cash in on election-year politics that readers of all political persuasions will find tasteless."
Buffa aims for a sexy, "ripped-from-the-headlines" approach in this Washington-based political thriller. Read full book review >

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STAR WITNESS by D.W. Buffa
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Buffa writes with authority but not economy, with little sense of character or suspense. He tells us how special and brilliant his characters are but doesn't convey it in his prose."
Criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli returns (The Legacy, 2002, etc.), in a fifth legal thriller as pretentious and plodding as its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGMENT by D.W. Buffa
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2001

"Building his case more through anecdote and apothegm than through evidence or linear narrative, Buffa produces exactly the ending savvy readers will have seen coming all along."
Portland attorney Joe Antonelli, the hero of two lackluster legal thrillers (The Prosecution, 1999, etc.), comes back for thirds in this case of the murdered judges. Read full book review >

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THE DEFENSE by D.W. Buffa
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Cool courtroom high jinks mired in forced plotting, clumsy dialogue, and the author's clear loathing of the legal trade. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
Ham-fisted, corpse-clogged legal procedural from defense- lawyer/first-novelist Buffa. Read full book review >

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D.W.’S LIBRARY CARD by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great one for class visits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
D.W. has to learn to write her full name before she can check out library books with her very own card. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SECRET by D.W. Boorn
Released: July 19, 2013

"A book that families will look forward to revisiting each holiday season."
Boorn's debut children's book brings the legend of Santa Claus to life through clever interpretation, alluring illustrations and skilled storytelling. Read full book review >

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ONCE YOU BREAK A KNUCKLE by D.W. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Wilson's dark world can become monotonous, but there's no denying its raw power."
After his first novel (Ballistics, 2013), the Canadian Wilson offers a collection of 12 stories about testosterone-fueled men in a small town. Read full book review >

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RD #13 by D.W. Hiltz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 18, 2010

"Capably written, consistently thrilling science fiction."
Biological terrorism forms the complex crux of Hiltz's fast-paced, exhilarating debut. Read full book review >