Search Results: "Digby Diehl"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"With the help of L.A. media critic Diehl, this is written with humor and a sense of proportion that leaven the usual movie star bio. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Film star Williams reveals all, including how every hair and eyelash remained in place during the spectacular water ballets that were the core of most of her movies. Read full book review >

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RATHER OUTSPOKEN by Dan Rather
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An engaging grab-bag: part folksy homage to roots, part exposé of institutional wrongdoing and part manifesto for a truly free press."
A renowned journalist settles scores in this investigation of how the news media has become dangerously intertwined with politics and corporate interests. Read full book review >

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SOAPSUDS by Finola Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2005

"Soap fans may savor the catfights and crass humor; others will probably find the narrative slack and pointless."
A hapless actress joins the snake pit cast of a popular American soap, in this sometimes amusing debut. Read full book review >

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PRICELESS MEMORIES by Bob Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2009

"Hard-core fans will undoubtedly enjoy their hero's happy reminiscences, but nothing here will entice less starry-eyed readers."
For TV mainstay Barker, it's all been fun and games. Read full book review >

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ALONE TOGETHER by Theodora Getty Gaston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An epic personal saga for the Harlequin Romance crowd."
A society girl-cum-torch singer's entertaining but overly sentimentalized memoir about the years she spent living with and loving America's first billionaire, J. Paul Getty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A professional operative's apologia pro vita CIA."
The engrossing, matter-of-fact memoir of a career CIA officer whose involvement with Nicaragua's Contras brought him to grief at the hands of a special prosecutor. Read full book review >

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EUREKA by William Diehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"And it is fun—mindless, page-turning fun."
Another rousing Diehl actioner (Reign in Hell, 1997, etc.): the heroes are all nonpareils, the villains double-dyed, and readers will have their usual good time watching the pot boil. Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE GREEN BICYCLE by Margaret Diehl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"But its very elusiveness reveals the lifelong emotional limbo wrought by untimely family loss."
A dreamy, rambling memoir by novelist Diehl (Me and You, 1990, etc.) of two deaths in the family and the grief that follows. Read full book review >

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REIGN IN HELL by William Diehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Fizzy male wish-fulfillment that bulges with Clancyesque histrionics, frothing fundamentalist foment, and more than you want to know about hate groups and RICO indictments. (Literary Guild main selection/Mystery Guild selection; author tour)"
Veteran thriller writer Diehl pits scrappy Chicago lawyer Martin Vail against Bible-thumping militia maniacs and Vail's old adversary, psychokiller Aaron Stampler, in a mindless plotboiler that never fails to please. Read full book review >

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PRIMAL FEAR by William Diehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"It'll make a great movie, though. (Film rights to Paramount)"
Though Diehl never breaks new thriller-ground, he generally does a fine job of hoeing others' rows—from the cop-novel Sharky's Machine (1978) through the mob novel Hooligans (1984) and the Nazi- conspiracy novel 27 (1990). Read full book review >

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SHOW OF EVIL by William Diehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Will score no points with the mental-health community, which looks smug, stupid and flat-out dangerous thanks to one Dr. Woodward, but a tense and often scary read for the rest of us. (First printing of 100,000)"
Diehl expertly juggles three murder investigations in a high- octane legal thriller, his follow-up to Primal Fear (1992). Read full book review >