Search Results: "Dennis Burke"


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CLERICAL AFFAIRS by Dennis Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An absorbing, darkly dramatic portrait of a Church mired in corruption and turmoil."
A suspicious death exposes the seamy underbelly of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2001

"A moving reminder of the power of the human will."
A touching first-person account of a doughty political activist who walked from California to Washington, D.C., to promote campaign-finance reform. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Will appeal to fans of legal thrillers and stories of redemption."
With the assistance of Burke (co-author: The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, 2008), Hopwood delivers an unusual tale of punishment and redemption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"The authors (members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research) divulge little, however, in their hagiography about how Wagner changed the game, or vice versa."
A baseball story too good to be true, written in a style that makes it seem even less probable. Read full book review >

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FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"A little too long—not unusual for this writer—but Burke remains one of the best pure plotters in the business."
Detective Phil Lefebvre was a good enough cop, but distinctly unpopular around the Las Piernas (Calif.) Read full book review >

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LEE MILLER by Carolyn Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Burke's graceful biography restores Miller to attention; students of art photography, in particular, will want a look."
Illuminating life of the once-renowned model, photographer and traveler who drew few distinctions between life and art. Read full book review >

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DEAD CONNECTION by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Holds the reader's attention from first word to last, and begs for a sequel."
Novice NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher worked low-level robberies until she was whisked to the homicide division and plunged neck-deep into a series of killings in this addictive thriller. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING BUG THUNDER by Katie Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Burke's first book captures the ingenuity of children, but the story is little more than a dance whose magic is never really unleashed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Inspired by a firefly caught in a jar, a gleesome threesome of girls performs a nocturnal "thundering" rain dance in this flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"First of a series."
Back in 1955, O'Connor, a dogged reporter for the Las Piernas News Express, took up the case of Handless Hannah, an unidentified corpse he wrote about every year on the anniversary of her death. Read full book review >

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JUMP THE GUN by Zoe Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though Annabelle's obsession with movies does the story no favors, Burke's debut features an appealingly offbeat set of characters caught up in a manic plot that's likely to either charm readers or drive them crazy."
Mystery meets romance meets noir meets caper in this overstuffed debut. Read full book review >