Search Results: "Gene Kerrigan"


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LITTLE CRIMINALS by Gene Kerrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2008

"The cops are no more pure than the criminals are purely corrupt, in a novel awash with moral ambiguity."
A character-driven police procedural with an Irish twist. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR by Gene Kerrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"A ripping crime tale, impressive in scope and crackling with energy, as well as a fascinating portrait of contemporary Ireland."
A clutch of violent cases challenges the Gard, Ireland's storied police force. Read full book review >

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DARK TIMES IN THE CITY by Gene Kerrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Kerrigan's fourth crime yarn (The Rage, 2013, etc.) captures a landscape of moral ambiguity with a crackling pace and terse, apt dialogue. His world suggests an Irish Elmore Leonard whose compromised men struggle to tread water in a treacherous sea."
One moment, Dublin ex-con Danny Callaghan is minding his own business; the next, he's back in the cross hairs of both cops and criminals. Read full book review >

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THE RAGE by Gene Kerrigan
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An ambitious and nuanced panorama of law and order in Ireland's mean streets, balancing literary elements and full-bodied character portraits with a believable depiction of cops and criminals at work."
In contemporary Dublin, a hastily devised robbery and its aftermath unfold from the perspectives of diverse perps, cops and witnesses. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

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FORCED OUT by Gene Fehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Useful and priced right. (Fiction.11-16)"
This entry in the Travel Team series is totally focused on baseball and its intricacies. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Gene Wolfe
Released: March 20, 1989

A substantial collection of 34 tales, many previously uncollected, from the renowned author of, most recently, There Are Doors (1988), ranging from horror and fantasy to speculative and hard science fiction. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE WHORL by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"For the rest of us mere mortals, Wolfe's grace and power evoke gleams of admiration even as we float away on a tide of indifference."
This, the third and final part of Wolfe's Short Sun trilogy (In Green's Jungles, p. 842), itself a sequel to a tetralogy, the Book of the Long Sun, concludes the saga of Patera Silk, the one-time ruler of an immense starship, the Whorl, the story's narrator, Horn, various other characters—some of whom may have become a composite—and the planets that Whorl's colonists have populated. Read full book review >

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MADAME BEY'S by Gene Pantalone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"A rigorously researched history of a singularly impressive life."
The real-life story of a Turkish opera singer who improbably became a major figure in the history of American boxing. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE MUSE by Gene Hull
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2010

"A lively, indulgent memoir."
A musician reflects on his career and experiences from the Depression Era through the present. Read full book review >

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K-PAX III by Gene Brewer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2003

"Go for it."
Following K-PAX (1995) and On a Beam of Light (2001), here's the last volume in the Worlds of Prot trilogy, benefiting from the captivating film version of volume one. Dr. Brewer of the Manhattan Psychiatric Institute thought he'd integrated all of Robert Porter's multiple personalities when his patient at last left the institute, married journalist Giselle, and had son Gene, named after Brewer. Read full book review >