Search Results: "Eddie Muller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DISTANCE by Eddie Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"If it doesn't get at least short-listed for an Edgar, the fix is in."
The man on the living room floor is obviously dead, the man looming over him obviously responsible. Read full book review >

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SHADOW BOXER by Eddie Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"As for Billy, that ranking contender in the amoralist class, he continues to float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, and take his lumps like Rocky Graziano."
Billy Nichols, last seen in Muller's brilliant debut (The Distance, 2002), thought the whole dismal business was done with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OAKLAND NOIR by Jerry Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Thompson and Muller have taken such pains to choose stories highlighting Oakland's diversity and history that the result is a volume rich in local culture as well as crime."
San Francisco's grittier next-door neighbor gets her day in the sun in 16 new stories in this tightly curated entry in Akashic's Noir series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2005

"A straightforward account of how a gay actor handled the '50s—alas, not very differently than closeted gay actors manage their careers today."
Warner Brothers' former boy-next-door tells all. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The artwork, a cross between Paul Galdone's version (1985) and Emma Chichester Clark's (2010), makes this a charming version you can't bear to be without. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-7)"
Another "Goldilocks"? Yes, with a fresh take, unusual setting and appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

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RED'S PLANET by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A first volume that's truly lively and entertaining; expect a vociferous cry for the next installment. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen girl frustrated with her life in the foster-care system finds herself redefining family when she unexpectedly crash-lands on an alien planet. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY by Eddie Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"The veteran artist rises to a new challenge."
A visually stunning graphic narrative with all sorts of complicated plot twists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2009

"A droll, writerly addition to the burgeoning shelf of gay lit."
A stand-up performer pens a comic memoir about the vicissitudes of modern gay life. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN IN THE CITY by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A lovely book sure to generate enthusiasm for its subject. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Ben and Caroline are delighted with their new home in an old house with an overgrown, walled yard—now they will be able to make their own gardens. Read full book review >

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BURN OUT by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A bit more self-deprecating humor than usual from McCone and a crisply woven plot. For those readers tired of the McCone-Ripinsky romance, there's much ado about a burgeoning relationship between McCone and a snickering horse."
Sharon McCone fights depression. Read full book review >

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TILL THE BUTCHERS CUT HIM DOWN by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Not up to Wolf in the Shadows (1993)."
No sooner has Sharon McCone cut loose from the All Souls Legal Cooperative to go it on her own—don't worry, it's an amicable divorce; she's still renting space from them—than her old college friend Suits Gordon, scam artist turned corporate messiah, hires her to find out who's trying to kill him. Read full book review >