Search Results: "Gerald Elias"


BOOK REVIEW

GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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GERALD BRENAN by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

In his 92 years, Brenan (1894-1987), an English writer who lived mostly Spain, produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews, histories of Spain and its literature, memoirs, and myriad letters revealing how famous he was in Spain and among his friends. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH FIRE by Gerald Elias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers who aren't unduly put off by the hero, whose fictional ancestors include both Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge, will enjoy a most unseasonal fable of the little insurance fraud that grew and grew. Merry Christmas."
Christmas 1992 brings blind violinist Daniel Jacobus (Death and Transfiguration, 2012, etc.) a mystery that creeps ever nearer his Berkshires retreat. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S TRILL by Gerald Elias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Fans of ratiocination will be pleased with Utah concertmaster Elias' witty and acerbic debut, which is critical of the classical-music industry and so passionate about the music that you'll run out to buy a recording of Beethoven's Ninth, or even take up the violin."
Dueling violin aficionados disrupt Carnegie Hall. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION by Gerald Elias
Released: June 19, 2012

"Who could resist an insider's view of Tanglewood, an analysis of Turner's art and a dog who knows when his slobber is not appreciated? Elias (Death and the Maiden, 2011, etc.) has a nose for creative detail and a refreshing impatience with pomposity. Indulge yourself in his artfulness."
Is artistic temperament a justification for murder? Read full book review >

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DANSE MACABRE by Gerald Elias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A scrambled plot with far too many references to Jacobus's debut, but there are riveting insights into violin bowing, maestros' mannerisms and the interpretation of musical scores."
Two maestros, one dead and one about to be. Read full book review >

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SPRING BREAK by Gerald Elias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Elias' sixth entry grafts an old-school curmudgeon detective onto a contemporary faculty farce. Despite his musical prowess, the musician isn't likable enough to draw much in the way of applause."
A blind violinist becomes a key player in a music school's faculty dysfunction. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Gerald Elias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Blind Jacobus, a curmudgeon to the nth degree, redeems himself when he steps in to take the lead in 'Death and the Maiden' and performs with such emotional commitment that you'll want to race right out and buy the CD."
Discordance threatens a chamber music quartet. Read full book review >

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GERALD DURRELL by Douglas Botting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is a solid, engaging biography that will appeal to Durrell's admirers—and perhaps, with good cause, earn him a few more. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A portly, respectful biography of the late British conservationist, author, and raconteur. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Mildly entertaining, but not likely to add Chapman to the ambiguous pantheon of American crime. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Prolific true-crime and mystery writer Jeffers (A Grand Night for Murder, 1995, etc.) details a neglected chapter in American criminal history—but a chapter may be all the story merits. Read full book review >

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GERALD R. FORD by James Cannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2013

"Prior to his career in government service, Cannon (who died at 93 in 2011) spent years as a journalist, and that training shows in this smoothly readable account."
An advisor to President Gerald Ford (1913-2006) pens an admiring biography of America's most anomalous and, possibly, most underrated chief executive. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 8, 1995

"Others will eagerly await more revelations of Elias's intriguingly divided nature."
First translation into English of a lyrical, mysterious coming-of-age story: the initial volume (originally published in 1936) of a celebrated Flemish writer's autobiographical trilogy. Read full book review >