Search Results: "Dennis Palumbo"


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NIGHT TERRORS by Dennis Palumbo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Some thrillers are beach reads. Palumbo's are strictly for late at night and for readers who have no pressing engagements early the next day."
Pittsburgh clinical psychologist Daniel Rinaldi (Fever Dream, 2011, etc.) finds to his sorrow that even serial killers have fans. Read full book review >

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FEVER DREAM by Dennis Palumbo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Palumbo, who's willing to do absolutely anything to keep up the tension, succeeds admirably. Readers who don't require originality and plausibility in their detective thrillers will be as happy as career politicians whose skeletons are securely locked away."
Clinical psychologist Daniel Rinaldi gets yanked out of a session with a patient and onto a smoking-hot trail of dirty money, dirtier politicians and wholesale killing. Read full book review >

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"With nary a loose plot end, Palumbo's first novel is an agreeable mix of sex, history and derring-do that moves a little too neatly to take advantage of its rich settings and themes-but it's so, so close."
A French Resistance fighter and German art historian must outwit the war machine in this well-oiled suspense thriller set in Nazi-occupied Paris. Read full book review >

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THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF NASTY ENDINGS by Dennis Pepper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 1998

"Most of the stories feature children or young adults; while many of the stories are brief in length, they are all of high quality in this collection that will find an audience at Halloween and during the rest of the school year. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pepper (The Oxford Book of Scary Tales, 1992, etc.) has gathered 34 short stories into this collection that will certainly offer readers the occasional frisson. Read full book review >

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LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON by Dennis Eskow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Small section of b&w photos; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A distinctly critical depiction of Lyndon Johnson as a man who reached the top through circumstance and consummate skill at deal- making but who, according to Eskow, was unsuited to the office. Read full book review >

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GULF BOULEVARD by Dennis Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2014

"Works by Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen offer more hyperbole and surrealism, respectively. Still, there's plenty of good fun here, with a sequel to come."
A universal fantasy kicks off Hart's debut comic caper. Read full book review >