Search Results: "Hal Friedman"


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OVER THE EDGE by Hal Friedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Routine, by-the-numbers page-yawner."
Formulaic sequel to Friedman's equally formulaic debut, A Hunting We Will Go (p. 134), brings back gung-ho LAPD maverick Detective Dan Jarrett, this time to rescue a small-town New Jersey schoolteacher, the daughter of Jarrett's dead partner, from obnoxious teenagers, abusive administrators, and a perverted killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2010

"A perfect prescription for misery-memoir maniacs. (Memoir. YA)"
From five to 18, Cory Friedman was prescribed over 30 different medications to control obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette's syndrome. Read full book review >

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A HUNTING WE WILL GO by Hal Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The result is a novel peopled with stock characters and rife with plot devices that are often both unbelievable and illogical at once."
Los Angeles newswoman rises above a mercenary station manager and the incompetence of the LAPD to nab a sadistic killer with a taste for beautiful female celebrities. Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL LYCANTHROPES by Hal Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This quixotic, uber-intellectual debut, laced with literary and historical references, has some comedic elements, but is, perhaps, too smart for its own good. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A dark, surreal adventure follows Myron, in the company of animal shape-shifters, as he seeks his true identity. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY by Hal Vaughan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A sorry story of war-time collaboration, exacerbated by the lack of reckoning during her lifetime."
Tenacious digging into secret wartime records reveals a worsening case for the legendary French designer. Read full book review >

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THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC by Hal Marcovitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Both reasoned and impassioned. (notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Marcovitz offers a timely exploration of the issue. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

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LAST FERRY SOUTH by Hal Dorin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Patrick O'Brian meets Lee Child in this slightly flawed page-turner that still holds up."
Dorin's debut is a high-seas thriller set largely on a ferry making a perilous journey from Anchorage to Seattle. Read full book review >

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TOO DEAD TO SWING by Hal Glatzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Though mystery takes a backseat to band member shenanigans and wall-to-wall banter, it's still a lively jitterbug down memory lane."
In 1940, a woman can't get a job in male-dominated swing bands except as a singer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2002

"Elaborate justification for anything an outsider might doubt about Gambler's Paradise."
Relentlessly upbeat chronicle of America's capital of glamour, sin, money-laundering, and heavyweight boxing—somewhat surprising, coming from the editor of the journal Environmental History and author of Saving the Planet (2000). Read full book review >