Search Results: "E.J. Applewhite"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1991

"No news there!"
Perhaps the clue to this odd rehashing of questions about life and death lies in the credentials of the author: Applewhite's (Cosmic Fishing, 1977) career includes long-term collaboration with Buckminster Fuller (Applewhite co-authored Synergetics) and 25 years as ``one of the chief sifters of intelligence for the CIA.'' Both occupations demand a fiercely inquiring mind, able to rove over the great and the trivial, picking up nuggets along the way. Read full book review >

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THE MARILYN TAPES by E.J. Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Deliciously slick."
Mystery veteran Gorman (Blood Moon, p. 666, etc.) sprays hot lead from the hip in this punchy historical thriller about a wild race to claim the secret recordings of the Blondest Hollywood Babylonian. Read full book review >

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IMMACULATE IN BLACK by E.J. McGill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1991

"Redeemed only by its subplot: the grief-stricken Shermans coming to terms, at last, with the loss of their son some years before."
Logically inconsistent first novel featuring a bridge-playing husband-and-wife detective team, the Shermans, who, here, try to figure out what happened to naughty Shelly Egan in the seven minutes that elapsed between her panicky 911 call and her death by strangulation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITTEN OFF by E.J. Copperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Despite its quirky premise, this new series debut from Copperman (The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband, 2015, etc.) doesn't make its fictional/real-life hero compelling enough to warrant the double dose he offers the reader."
A mystery writer is flummoxed by a hero who just doesn't know his place. Read full book review >

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ST. LOUIS HUSTLE by Claire Applewhite
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2011

"An uneven but overall enjoyable read."
A fledgling detective agency's assignment to investigate a cheating husband uncovers betrayals beyond adultery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1997

"An empowering and comforting message for unhappily married women, but one whose validity is open to debate. ($30,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A divorcÇe enthusiastically explains why shedding one's husband can be the smartest, healthiest move an unhappily married woman can make. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"Taut writing, memorable characterization and a superbly evocative setting."
The dark streets of St. Louis star in this compelling third installment of the 'Nam Noir series (St. Louis Hustle, 2011; The Wrong Side of Memphis, 2009) by mystery author Applewhite. Read full book review >

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DOG DISH OF DOOM by E.J. Copperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The wry, feisty heroine is a welcome addition to Copperman's troupe. It's only to be hoped that he'll save some ink for his sleuthing mystery author or, especially, his autistic detective."
Copperman (Written Off, 2016, etc.) adds yet another franchise to his growing resume when he introduces Kay Powell, "Agent to the Paws." Read full book review >

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THE WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS by Claire Applewhite
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2009

"An entertaining, atmospheric read."
Dead bodies start to outnumber the tenants of a seedy apartment building in this sprightly mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS MARRIAGE FOR? by E.J. Graff
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1999

"Overall, she has produced a well-organized work of thoughtful popular history that displays considerable wit and verve, and that is in equal measure instructive and entertaining."
Why wed? As a financial investment? To have sex? To reproduce the species? To link two families together? This highly informative and enjoyable romp through the history of marriage in Western Europe and the United States looks at all these reasons and more. Read full book review >

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THE RAINMAKERS by E.J. Bird
ANIMALS
Released: April 27, 1993

"Slight but appealing, a fantasy with an unusual—and particularly well-realized—setting and small illustrations resembling southwestern petroglyphs. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of The Blizzard of 1896 (1990) and other tall tales of the Old West goes back to an even older West for the story of an Anasazi boy with an unusual friend—an affectionate bear cub that dances when it hears music, bringing good cheer and, without fail, rain as well. Read full book review >