Search Results: "Gina Keating"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"An impressive look at the infinite complexities and cutthroat competition driving the deceptively simple business of 21st-century movie delivery."
Chronicle of the multibillion-dollar bout between Netflix and former heavyweight home-video champ Blockbuster. Read full book review >

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CRIME WAVES I by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Low-key and diverting, though lacking a standout."
Retiring after a 25-year stewardship as editor of the annual Crime Writers Association anthology, Herbert Harris is replaced, this year, by critic/mystery writer Keating, who includes three original stories (Catherine Aird's slight car-mishap; Mike Ripley's droll plot against Shakespeare; and Michael A. Lewin's hilarious spin on Dan Quayle as an accidental detective), six EQMM reprints (his own paean to ``The Speckled Band''; David Williams's clever customs comeuppance; Robert Barnard's truly malicious tale of seasonal giving; Julian Symons's elegantly written suburban nightmare; Reginald Hill's melodramatic horror story; and Susan Moody's twist on the writer's experience with crime), plus eight stories unfamiliar to American readers from such as Antonia Fraser (Jemima Shore in jeopardy), Michael Gilbert (a keen look at business improprieties), Liza Cody (hooliganism at a theme park), and Simon Brett (a long, drawn-out bit of fatherly advice). Read full book review >

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A DETECTIVE IN LOVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Transcends Harriet's debut (The Hard Detective, 2000) to join Keating's trenchant studies of The Rich Detective (1993), The Good Detective (1995), The Soft Detective (1998), and The Bad Detective (1999)."
Because you never know when Eros may strike without warning or pity, John Piddock has an unusually broad-minded agreement with his wife, Det. Supt. Read full book review >

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UP AND AT ‘EM WITH WINNIE AND ERNST by Gina Freschet
ANIMALS
Released: March 14, 2005

"The humorous situations and amusing illustrations will leave them ready for more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Best pals Winnie and Ernst have each other's back at all times. Read full book review >

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WASTE OF SPACE
by Thea James

"We've still applied the standard network reality casting percentages : fifty percent male, fifty percent female; sixty percent white, thirty percent ethnic, ten percent undetermined; balanced dispersal of ages from fourteen to eighteen; plus the four Golden Tokens: gay, foreigner, disabled, and orphan. As per usual, we'll be throwing all sorts of plot bombs and crazy situations at the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO OUTFOX YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sweet reminder that being a middle school girl is about far more than boys and makeup. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When your best friend lives on the other side of the world, it can be hard to stay best friends. Read full book review >

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BRIBERY, CORRUPTION ALSO by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 1999

"Despite Protima's demurrals, though, it's reassuring to find Calcutta just as corrupt as Ghote's beat back in Bombay."
Before she met and married Inspector Ganesh Ghote of the Bombay Crime Branch, Protima was a Calcutta Bengali, and now that she's inherited an estate from her "cousin-uncle" Amit Chattopadhyay, she has every intention of rounding off her life in the land of her childhood. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN AND HIS BOMB by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2006

"The mystery is solved by a series of convenient, and conveniently delayed, recollections. It's a testament to this series that the death of the heroine's son produces a reaction that's stronger but no more heartfelt than usual."
The Hard Detective's cases (A Detective at Death's Door, 2005, etc.) always try her strength, but this one may be the hardest yet. Read full book review >

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DOING WRONG by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Please To Vote for Communist Party (Marxist'')—and Inspector Ghote's ineffable charm. (Author tour)"
Inspector Ganesh Ghote has barely had time to clear off his desk since Cheating Death (p. 888) when he's called out on the strangling of Mrs. Shoba Popatkar, late Minister of Railways and sempiternal do-gooder. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING DETECTIVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"As thin a mystery as Keating has ever set, without the complexity of morals and motives that marks his best work."
The new chief constable of Greater Birchester Police gives Det. Supt. Harriet Martens (A Detective Under Fire, 2004, etc.) two weeks to solve a 30-year-old murder. Read full book review >

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PLAY FOR ME by Céline Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A promising premise sadly underdeveloped."
Empty nester has whirlwind affair with indie rock guitarist, with predictable results, in Keating's second novel (Layla, 2013).Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >