Search Results: "David S. Tanz"


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A SHOT OF BRANDI by David S. Tanz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A fast-paced, engaging mob-and-cops novel."
A modern-day crime thriller that intertwines the lives of a hardworking Philadelphia cop and a self-made businessman on the wrong side of the law. Read full book review >

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SILK ON THE ROCKS by David S. Tanz
Released: July 24, 2012

"The technical snags are defeated by two vicious criminal minds."
There's no sophomore slump for Tanz as he brings his Philly style back to this cat-and-mouse crime story that weaves together the lives of two serial killers. Read full book review >

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A Toast to Justice by David S. Tanz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 2013

"A frenetic thriller with nuanced characters and a twist."
Tanz's (Silk on the Rocks, 2012, etc.) latest thriller follows a female serial killer, the killer's pursuing detectives and the strange links between them in the author's third installment of his Philadelphia-based crime series. Read full book review >

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Reunion by David S. Tanz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2014

"A visceral thriller from an author unafraid to reveal his influences."
From the author of A Toast to Justice (2013) comes a novel about a would-be football star bent on revenge against his high school classmates. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Moore sometimes overstates his case, but perhaps his real value here lies in pointing out how much we don't know about the calculus of development."
Seeking to demolish the "either/or" of genetic determinism vs. environmentalism, Moore (Developmental Psychology/Pitzer College) sounds a clarion—indeed, somewhat strident—call for recognition that genetic and environmental factors interact throughout life to form human traits. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Honest and self-effacing, but too thin to make a lasting impression."
A white hip-hop fan breaks down the many problems in an often-fraught relationship. Read full book review >

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SCENT OF LOVE by Edla Van Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"It's a terrific piece of work."
A fine collection of two imaginative stories and a prizewinning title "novelette" from the Brazilian actress, cabaret singer, and little-known author of such lively other fiction as Early Mourning (1997) and A Bag of Stories (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"A curative, uplifting attachment workbook."
A gentle, nonjudgmental guide to healing childhood wounds and developing full, satisfying relationships in adulthood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"While mainly for specialists, this provocative and obviously timely analysis is an important reminder of the role that reason and compromise have played in bridging the gap between political extremes."
The moderate tradition in American politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2005

"Engrossing and timely, offering astute, thorough coverage of America's premier iconoclast and the cultural stage upon which he played his role."
Cradle-to-moldering-grave biography of America's homegrown abolitionist terrorist. Read full book review >

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The Startup Checklist by David S. Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2016

"Handy, distilled insights about startups from a CEO and investment expert."
An entrepreneur outlines how to build a venture that can successfully go public or be acquired in this business guide. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT SIN by David S. McCabe
Released: April 15, 2012

"A quick, exciting read that makes a bold statement on failed U.S. policies, but there's too much going on in too few pages."
A hopeless ex-Navy SEAL finds himself in the uniform of a U.S. border patrol agent, questioning his life purpose, until he stumbles across an unlikely answer in a brothel in Tecate, Mexico. Read full book review >