Search Results: "Dan Mahoney"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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HYDE by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"The clammy comforts of squad rooms and precinct offices have never been better rendered."
This slam-bang addition to former NYPD Captain Mahoney's superior police procedural series about detective Brian McKenna (Edge of the City, 1995, etc.) is the third, and by far the best, of the lot. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF THE CITY by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 1995

"With guidance, the author could become a real page-turning contender in the police thriller genre."
A two-fisted thriller throws several one-two punches but flags to a lazy last round. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1993

"Short on action but very long on insider's savvy: a strong bet for patient police-procedural fans."
Another ex-cop writes a novel—and in this overlong but impeccably authentic law-vs.-terrorists procedural, former NYPD captain Mahoney, like Joseph Wambaugh, Robert Daley, et al., shows why a pen, as well as a gun and a badge, are standard police equipment. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2003

"A career peak."
The eighth, and funniest, police procedural from the retired NYPD captain (The Protectors, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONCE IN, NEVER OUT by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"A superb effort from an emerging master of the genre. (Author tour)"
A police procedural that combines workmanlike genre detail, film-me-please Hollywood violence, and a routine catch-the-psycho plot—and succeeds wonderfully. Read full book review >

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THE PROTECTORS by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"A cut above, though retired NYPD captain Mahoney is still prone to swamp good storylines with procedural detail. Less can be more."
In this sixth entry of an improving series (The Two Chinatowns, 2001, etc.), NYPD detectives McKenna and Cisco take their supercop act on the road. Read full book review >

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THE TWO CHINATOWNS by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2001

"Static characters, pedestrian prose. Mahoney, a former NYPD captain, is, as always, at his best with the police procedural stuff, at his weakest with the novelizing."
A shift to the wings for Det. First Grade Brian McKenna, leaving center stage to Det. First Grade Cisco Sanchez as Mahoney's authoritative NYPD series gains a so-so fifth (Black and White, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLACK AND WHITE by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 1999

"Exact and fascinating cop-insider material, as always from Mahoney, but without much action or suspense—and the ponderous explicatory dialogue is no help."
The fourth installment of ex-NYPD captain Mahoney's Brian McKenna series (Once In, Never Out, 1998, etc.): a chatty police procedural mostly featuring globe-trotting, good-guy cops talking away in restaurants and running up expense accounts. Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >