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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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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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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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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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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CROWN OF BLOOD by Nicola Tallis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Readers will share Tallis' sympathy with the devout, passive Jane but also approve of her emphasis on the more powerful, ambitious, and unpleasant men and women that surrounded her."
A new biography of the Nine Day Queen, "a young lady sacrificed through the actions of powerful and ambitious manipulators in the complex world of sixteenth-century politics." Read full book review >

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THE VOICES by F.R. Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"But his incisive and beautifully observed storytelling trumps his clichés to produce a genuine page-turner."
A composer jeopardizes himself and his family when he becomes a kind of ghost hunter. Read full book review >

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THE PASSENGER by F.R. Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Elegant prose stylist Tallis (The Voices, 2014, etc.) evokes both the eerie loneliness of life aboard a submarine and the pernicious creep of paranormal forces."
A German submarine is mysteriously invaded by paranormal forces. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >