Search Results: "Hank Phillippi Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ryan shows a greater assurance in handling her multitiered plot through the use of multiple points of view. The device works so well it should become a regular part of her winning format."
Boston's smartest, sexiest investigative couple returns, and, even more so than usual, they find themselves entwined in each other's cases. Read full book review >

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TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Ryland and Brogan are such a cute couple that you wonder how long it'll be before somebody makes a TV series out of them."
Foreclosure fraud entwines with a 20-year-old murder case in the latest knotty, engrossing mystery-thriller by an award-winning Boston journalist. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU SEE by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Reading this book will offer a perverse comfort to those who think our screen-infested culture curtails any possibility of genuine mystery. Looks can still deceive in the digital age."
Think all those surveillance cameras in public places will keep you safe and solve every crime? An intrepid Boston journalist and her police detective boyfriend find out that they probably won't. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"More of everything you read thrillers for—two unrelated stalkers, four unrelated killers (along with diverse non-homicidal malefactors) and enough plot twists for a pretzel factory. Readers who love too much of a good thing will look forward to the promised series from Ryan (Drive Time, 2010, etc.)."
Fired by the TV station that got sued for libel when she refused to reveal a source, a Boston reporter gets thrown into the even more dangerous shark tank of a U.S. Senate campaign. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The complex storyline, which approaches child welfare from many different angles, provides Ryan (The Other Woman, 2012, etc.) with a plot that never allows the reader a moment of breathing room."
A young woman's murder, which orphans two children, gives a reporter a story she can't resist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Rubin has not rewritten Hemingway's or Orwell's masterpieces on the Spanish Civil War, but his contribution is moving, angry, and deeply convincing. (5 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This brief memoir of the Spanish Civil War by an American who volunteered with the International Brigade builds up steam slowly but does eventually become quite gripping. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though touching on the unique Japanese-American experience, this is ultimately an inoffensive, pedestrian trek."
A Nisei's story of being confined in an internment camp during World War II and hardscrabble years afterward, interspersed with a diary of high-altitude hiking. Read full book review >

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FALSTAFF'S BIG GAMBLE by Hank Quense
Released: Aug. 4, 2012

"A quirky spin on Shakespeare combined with a funny fantasy/adventure tale."
Quense (Zaftan Entrepreneurs, 2011, etc.) puts classic Shakespeare characters in a fantastical world, with humorous results. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1995

"A minatory vision that will impress the credulous and lovers of superficial, eclectic mysticism."
Emulating Carlos Castaneda, anthropologist Wesselman recounts his spirit journeys 5,000 years into the future, when an ecologically devastated America has been partly colonized by Hawaiians and Eskimos. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Endlessly describing how Fogerty and the others —festered along— with recriminations, Bordowitz offers no perspective to keep the narrative momentum from slowing to a crawl in the long post-breakup half of the book. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A doggedly researched but plodding, unambitious bio of the fondly remembered late '60s swamp-rock band. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Not as witty or breezy as the title would lead you to believe, but still a solid primer to today's Byzantine music industry."
If you don't like what you're seeing in your record store or hearing on your radio, don't blame the musicians—blame the suits. Read full book review >