Search Results: "Ed Ifkovic"


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Tommy's Path by Ed Ifkovic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2013

"The literary thrust plays to Ifkovic's strengths, but he leaves other central aspects underdeveloped and unresolved."
Ifkovic (Make Believe, 2012,etc.), author of a mystery series about Edna Ferber, turns his eye toward Emily Dickinson and a professor obsessed with her in this convoluted mystery-cum-drama about a family's inevitable dissolution. Read full book review >

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OLD NEWS by Ed Ifkovic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A lot of conversations, some heavily salted with Yiddish, that mostly reveal the same consistent bad feelings toward the convicted killer. It's nice that the publication of So Big is about to make the real-life heroine (Cold Morning, 2016, etc.) a major literary star."
Edna Ferber's eighth case finds her on the cusp of fame—though little does she know it, since she's stuck back in Chicago with her imperious mother and a long-ago murder case. Read full book review >

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DOWNTOWN STRUT by Ed Ifkovic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Edna's motives are heavy-handed but laudable in a series (Make Believe, 2012, etc.) whose latest entry focuses less on mystery than on its characters, even though most of them speak in the same voice."
A Jazz Age murder crosses color lines, drawing a noted patron of the arts to investigate the death of a promising black writer. Read full book review >

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CAFÉ EUROPA by Ed Ifkovic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"Apart from one gratingly predictable plot twist, Ifkovic (Final Curtain, 2014, etc.) successfully blends homicide with a loving homage to Budapest on the eve of World War I."
Edna Ferber's sixth case takes her back in time to a cosmopolitan city and a late-night murder. Read full book review >

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COLD MORNING by Ed Ifkovic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Perhaps the finest hour yet for a fictionalized heroine who defends herself against undue prejudice in favor of a supremely unpopular defendant by saying, 'I have taken no position—except doubt.'"
Now that he's seen her through six murder cases (Café Europa, 2015, etc.), Ifkovic turns sleuthing novelist/playwright Edna Ferber loose on the biggest game of all: the Lindbergh kidnapping.Read full book review >

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MAKE BELIEVE by Ed Ifkovic
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"As for the mystery, it's a little embarrassing watching the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ferber running around town checking alibis. Come for the whodunit, stay for the stargazing."
Back from a long-ago prequel in her hometown (Escape Artist, 2011, etc.), formidable author Edna Ferber returns to the 1950s and to her most unlikely avocation: amateur sleuthing. Read full book review >

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FINAL CURTAIN by Ed Ifkovic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"In Ifkovic's latest fictionalization of the adventures of Edna Ferber (Downtown Strut, 2013, etc.), the clever plot and colorful original characters are very welcome, though the leisurely pace and the attempts to emulate Kaufmann's and Ferber's wit fall flat."
A fictional episode in the life of novelist/playwright Edna Ferber brings the writer, now a middle-aged spinster, to New Jersey to champion justice and young love. Read full book review >

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LONE STAR by Edward Ifkovic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ferber makes an appealing if unlikely detective and Jimmy Dean a splendidly charismatic enigma. But the moody, weepy star, the prize orchid in this Hollywood hothouse, sucks the air out of the tale, leaving the players in the mystery plot gasping for breath."
Bestselling novelist Edna Ferber, in Hollywood as co-producer of the 1955 screen adaptation of Giant, adds sleuthing to her extensive résumé when James Dean is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY NIGHT, LITTLE GREEN MONSTER by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Does the original monster need tweaking? Maybe not, but it's nice to see him have a little companionship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sibling for a modern childhood classic. Read full book review >

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HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK NOW by Ed Briant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Briant's bright palette and storyboarding expertise produce kid-pleasing results wry enough to elicit adult chuckles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Minor greed, outsized imaginations and a couple of boys collide in almost wordless sequential panels suggestive of James Stevenson, Jon Agee and Mad magazine. Read full book review >