Search Results: "Ed Kovacs"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RUSSIAN BRIDE by Ed Kovacs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Outside his familiar turf of New Orleans (Burnt Black, 2013, etc.), Kovacs focuses less on local history and more on quick, entertaining action. If he fails to develop very complex characters, that's a tradeoff for introducing so many specialists in what's clearly intended as the first of a series."
An elite military officer has to work his way through the Russian crime scene to rescue his sister and figure out how he fits into the larger scheme. Read full book review >

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GOOD JUNK by Ed Kovacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"With so many twists and turns, even the most devoted noir fans may wish they had a map. But it's well worth trying to find the way."
More hangs in the balance than he imagines when a private eye signs on to help a police friend solve her latest case. Read full book review >

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BURNT BLACK by Ed Kovacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"The vibrant description of occult doings mixes well with the movements of the earthbound characters, making this Cliff and Honey's best outing to date."
A detective must use street sense to suss out the murderer in a secretive occult group even though he lacks the wit to turn his on-the-job friendship into romance. Read full book review >

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STORM DAMAGE by Ed Kovacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Mired in a laboriously authentic voice, Kovacs's return (Unseen Forces, 2004) is a slow starter that gains momentum in spite of its adherence to formula."
A New Orleans crime drama plays it by the book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Cottom does a good job of making the name 'Lower Ed' stick, and she makes a solid case for reviewing the entire system of higher education for openness of opportunity."
An informal sociological study of diploma mills and their often ripped-off discontents. Read full book review >

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FAITH ED by Linda K. Wertheimer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A worthwhile study marred by bias."
Narrow examination of the teaching of religion in America's public schools. Read full book review >

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UNDEAD ED by Rotterly Ghoulstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Discriminating readers may want to look elsewhere. (Funny horror. 9-12)"
Bad enough being a newly undead nerd...but Ed's renegade left arm is trying to kill him! Read full book review >

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ALT ED by Catherine Atkins
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Otherwise, a complex and stellar work. (Fiction. YA)"
Atkins (When Jeff Comes Home, 2002) offers an anxious and tender story, excellently written on a theme of peer acceptance. Read full book review >

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ED KING by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"More comedy than tragedy: It's hard to garner much sympathy for characters whose lives are determined by their own selfish choices as much as by fate, but Guterson maintains an enjoyably sharp edge to his humor that will keep readers hooked."
From Guterson (The Other, 2008, etc.), a retelling of Oedipus Rex for the information age. Read full book review >

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CON ED by Matthew Klein
Released: March 13, 2007

"A propulsive, noirish tale, as well as a smart allegory on the false promise of the Internet bubble."
Taking full advantage of the irrational exuberance of the dot-com boom, a veteran con man puts together one last big-money scam. Read full book review >

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COWBOY ED by Bill Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"There's plenty of talent here, but it's oddly misdirected. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of the ebullient Tommy at the Grocery Store (1989) brings his clever versifying to another nonsense saga. Read full book review >