Search Results: "Edward Conlon"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BLOOD by Edward Conlon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2004

"Crackling sharp—and utterly compelling."
A street-smart and hilarious memoir from Conlon, who takes readers behind the squad-room door to reveal the inner life of New York's Finest. Read full book review >

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RED ON RED by Edward Conlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"A first novel sure to make the bestseller lists."
Nick Meehan is the job, the quintessential New York City PD detective, also one who's ironic and self-contained, intelligent and driven. Read full book review >

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A GLASSFUL OF LETTERS by Evelyn Conlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1998

"A splendid reworking of the standard circle-of-friends saga, and a timely and fascinating glimpse of 1990s Ireland."
Friendship, fear, and exile inform this latest from Irish novelist and storywriter Conlon (Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour, not reviewed), a brilliant epistolary work suffusing a portrait of modern Dublin with the subtle wit of Clarissa. Read full book review >

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The Wishing Well by Roger Conlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A crowded, intricate thriller with an appealing, offbeat heroine."
A businesswoman and author goes on the run, due in part to her husband's murky business dealings, in this work of futuristic conspiracy fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2004

"Could be effectively pitched as a heartwarmer for young adults, but this jejune effort is seriously misplaced among adult nonfiction. (Photos)"
In this coming-of-age memoir, Conlon-McIvor channels her younger self, assuming the voice of the prepubescent child of a taciturn Federal agent. Read full book review >

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WILDFLOWER GIRL by Marita Conlon-McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Still, Peggy is likable, other characters are concisely but effectively drawn, and the picture of a young girl making her way in a new land is authentic. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Peggy, who found refuge with her great-aunts during the Irish Potato Famine (Under the Hawthorn Tree, 1990), sets out on her own for America: her sister is to be married, and her brother has found a job, so only 13-year-old Peggy accepts the subsidized passage to Boston. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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VERY HAIRY HARRY by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Next to fellow cartoonist William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, or, more on topic, Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip: Three Stories About Hair, illustrated by Paul Brewer, this comes off as a hesitant, under-plotted effort. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New Yorker cartoonist Koren transfers his trademark hirsute, Bigfoot-like figures to a new format, but then doesn't do much with them. Read full book review >

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MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY by Edward Sorel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"What was then labeled 'the worst case of dynamite in Hollywood history' seems pretty tame today, but Sorel's command of tone and pen sustains readers' interest."
A charming slice of retro Hollywood tabloid scandal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE by Edward Mapplethorpe
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A wonderful portfolio of little monsters—or little angels, as you prefer."
A noted photographer turns from his previous interest in abstract portraiture to immediate, evocative studies of infants in their splendid innocence. Read full book review >