Search Results: "Frank Tallis"


BOOK REVIEW

VIENNA TWILIGHT by Frank Tallis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2011

"Liebermann's fifth (Vienna Secrets, 2010, etc.) once more folds a nifty mystery into a fascinating portrait of a unique time. And there's a nice surprise twist."
A meticulous serial killer with medical expertise confounds turn-of-the-century Vienna's most perceptive pair of sleuths. Read full book review >

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FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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FATAL LIES by Frank Tallis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2009

"Tallis' elegant prose aptly evokes the period. He explores his protagonists' depths and again offers a strong flavor of contemporary arts, science and social history. On balance, an absorbing historical novel first and a mystery second."
Layers of deceit complicate a murder probe at a Viennese military school. Read full book review >

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VIENNA SECRETS by Frank Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"In Liebermann's fourth case (Fatal Lies, 2009, etc.), Tallis again paints an elaborate portrait of Vienna. The precision and economy of his intelligent prose keep his story in balance and tension high."
Grisly murders shock an elegant city. Read full book review >

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VIENNA BLOOD by Frank Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"In this intricate sequel to the award-winning A Death in Vienna (2006), Tallis uses his knowledge of medicine, music, psychology and history to create an endlessly fascinating portrait of 1902 Vienna."
An alarmingly prolific serial killer terrorizes turn-of-the-century Vienna. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Frank Tallis
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Liebermann and Rheinhardt's sixth collaboration (Vienna Twilight, 2011, etc.) again paints an intricately detailed portrait of the city in its time as well as a satisfyingly layered murder puzzle."
When DI Oskar Rheinhardt investigates the suspicious death of an opera diva in early-20th-century Vienna, he finds a nest of vipers and a closet full of skeletons. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN MINDS by Frank Tallis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Tallis is reasonably current with the exploding body of literature on the matter of the unconscious, and though his narrative is dry as a bone, he offers a competent survey that will be of interest to analysts and analysands alike."
Of Sigmund Freud, ghosts in the machine, and voices in the head: a capable overview of the hidden landscapes of the mind and how they came to be known. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN VIENNA by Frank Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2006

"Immensely entertaining, and very clever indeed."
Misdirection is the name of the game in this intricate thriller (published in England as Mortal Mischief), the work of a practicing London psychologist. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >