Search Results: "Declan Hughes"


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ALL THE DEAD VOICES by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"An overcomplicated plot redeemed by first-class writing."
Private investigator Ed Loy (The Price of Blood, 2008, etc.) must crack a case the Garda say they cracked 18 years ago. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF BLOOD by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"Chandleresque, and not in entirely good ways. Hughes (The Wrong Kind of Blood, 2006, etc.) tries hard, but the spark isn't there."
An Irish PI searches for a missing person few want found. Read full book review >

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ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2014

"Cutting back and forth from Claire to Danny to a Madison police officer to an assassin who's been hired by a shadowy Mr. Big, Hughes sticks so close to each one that he manages to create a threatening, baffling world that feels both kaleidoscopic and claustrophobic."
The creator of private eye Ed Loy (City of Lost Girls, 2010, etc.) spins a stand-alone in which the fallout from a Halloween prank 35 years ago turns a perfect Wisconsin family's life into a nightmare. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG KIND OF BLOOD by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"An overload of backstory burdens long stretches of dialogue in an otherwise promising debut."
A transplanted Irishman goes home to find that Thomas Wolfe pretty much had it right. Read full book review >

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RUPERT HUGHES by James O. Kemm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"History's verdicts are often unfair, but despite Kemm's best, belabored efforts to resurrect Cousin Rupert's reputation, he's arguing a losing case. (30 b&w photos)"
A tediously enthusiastic biography of a once celebrated man of letters. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 14, 1968

"The casual but forceful thrust of his poetry, a recurrent concern for the mulatto, his tremendous versatility, the uncompromising posture are affirmed in a highly sympathetic but nevertheless reliable account of his life."
"To my mind it is the duty of the younger Negro artist. . . to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspiration of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro—and beautiful!'" That was the twenty-four-year-old Hughes writing in The Nation in 1926 and it is an early sign of an integrity that he maintained throughout his life. Read full book review >

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LANGSTON HUGHES by Alice Walker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"No bibliography or source notes are included. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The text of a 1974 picture-book biography of the poet Langston Hughes is reprinted, with new illustrations. Read full book review >

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TED HUGHES by Jonathan Bate
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Unauthorized, yes, but worthy of becoming the standard life of Hughes. Illuminating, elegant, and excellent."
Imaginative, comprehensive biography of the writer best known in the United States not for his own work, but for his tragic marriage to the doomed Sylvia Plath. Read full book review >

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HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >

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I WAS HOWARD HUGHES by Steven Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2003

"A darkly diverting, slightly cautionary tale about a barmy billionaire and his batty biographer."
First-novelist Carter hits the scene with a madly inventive mock bio. Read full book review >

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NEXT TO HUGHES by Robert Maheu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 1992

"A graceless, narcissistic, score-settling apologia that affords little fresh insight into eccentrics, villains, or scandals from the recent past. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
The self-servingly selective reminiscences of a world-class hustler who, among other dubious career distinctions, was a top aide to Howard Hughes. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF LANGSTON HUGHES by Langston Hughes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A privileged perspective on the man and his art."
The renowned poet's life revealed in letters. Read full book review >