Search Results: "Edward Falco"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAMILY CORLEONE by Mario Puzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A worthy addition to the lurid world of the Five Families, if not quite an offer you can't refuse."
Don Corleone's family navigates opportunity and treachery as Prohibition comes to a close in New York. Read full book review >

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ACID by Edward Falco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Falco's voice, though, is his own, and his work keeps getting better and better."
Author of a previous collection (Plato at Scratch Daniel's, 1990) and a novel (Winter in Florida, 1990), Falco writes tense, gritty fiction that portrays ordinary people caught between the claims of ``normal'' life and the lure of the forbidden and untasted. 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

TOUGHS by Ed Falco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Falco's style tends toward reportorial, which gives the book a texture different from classic noir yet provides an intriguing read for crime-fiction fans."
Falco (The Family Corleone, 2012, etc.) dissects a New York City gangland war over Prohibition speak-easies and rumrunning.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Methodically weak, but, still, a good overview of prevention and treatment efforts."
Enthusiastic and well-researched but flawed survey of drug- prevention programs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A blur of pulpy violence that may appeal to those who romanticize the biker lifestyle. The book is quite similar to George Rowe's Gods of Mischief (2013)."
Fevered yet strangely generic account of a lawbreaker who came to enjoy a high-risk occupation: infiltrating outlaw motorcycle gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2017

"It's every man, woman, and teen for himself as the authors uncork their third free-wheeling adventure set in the craziest town west of Maggody, Arkansas."
A fortuneteller gets the surprise of her life. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE MAGIC FIVE & DIME by Steve Hockensmith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"Hockensmith (World's Greatest Sleuth, 2011, etc.) and Falco provide their tough-cookie heroine with such an appealing line of patter that it's no surprise when Logan asks her, 'Are you nuts or do you just not give a crap?'"
A telemarketer hikes out to the Arizona hinterlands to claim an unlikely inheritance from an even more unlikely mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPY UNDER THE SEA by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A clever introduction to ocean life. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An under-the-sea guessing and counting game from the creator of I Spy with My Little Eye (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD APPLE by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A mixed message shopped in a queasy jacket. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet, but it has hitched its wagon to a very challenging vehicle. Read full book review >

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I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers play the "I Spy" game with hidden animals, guessing their identities using only peep-hole glimpses of an eye and a patch of color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >