Search Results: "Howie Carr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2006

"A classic, seamy portrait of widespread moral turpitude, conveyed with crackling Boston-Irish sarcasm."
Boston Herald reporter Carr tracks a pair of Beantown siblings along a twisted trail of extortion, graft, murder and other crimes that overran even the FBI. Read full book review >

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HARD KNOCKS by Howie Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Best for political junkies. Otherwise, wait for his next."
From Carr, Boston Herald columnist, talk-show host and author of true crime books (The Brothers Bulger, 2006, etc.), a first novel in which all politics are local. And dirty. Read full book review >

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HOWIE BOWLES, SECRET AGENT by Kate Banks
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"This transitional chapter book rolls pleasantly along; it's amusing, with no surprises, and children may find it comforting. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Banks (Baboon, 1997, etc.) pens a fast-paced novel about a hero to whom many children will relate: Howie, a real worrier. Read full book review >

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JOCASTA CARR, MOVIE STAR by Roy Gerrard
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A round-the-world journey is standard picture-book fare, but this travelogue is unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 6+)"
When Jocasta's beloved companion and costar Belle (an Old English sheepdog) is kidnapped by Maxwell Pym, a film producer, the dauntless Jo flies after them in her handy little red seaplane, trailing them from Hollywood to New York, London, and ``Wangaloo'' in the Java Sea. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Carr's legion of readers will know better than to expect any major new critical or biographical insights from this entertaining five-course feast of the familiar."
An engaging, handsomely full-dress, but oddly unrevealing biography of the unquestioned master of locked-room mysteries and impossible crimes. Read full book review >

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HOWIE BOWLES AND UNCLE SAM by Kate Banks
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2000

"There are plenty of math jokes, both subtle and unrepentantly corny, included in the text and illustrations to keep readers laughing while they learn, along with Howie, the monumental importance of minding your numbers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Banks's erstwhile hero Howie returns, and this time he's in hot water with Uncle Sam and the IRS. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF ROBERT CARR by Paul K Lovett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2015

"A somewhat uneven sci-fi tale that admirably handles weighty philosophical concepts with a light touch."
In Lovett's debut sci-fi satire, a young man's technological upgrade doesn't go as expected. Read full book review >

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WHEN EMILY CARR MET WOO by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A well-meaning story that unfortunately lacks the originality, creativity and spirit of its subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book offers glimpses of the life of the iconic Canadian artist Emily Carr. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF KATHERINE CARR by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"The climax manages to be sobering and satisfying without tying up all the loose ends of Cook's most obscure puzzler."
The disappearance of a young writer over a decade ago is only the tip of the iceberg in this cobwebby 22nd thriller from Cook (Master of the Delta, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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WILKY THE WHITE HOUSE COCKROACH by Howie Schneider
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are typical Schneider, though less energetic than Chewy Louie (2000), but this might be a fun diversion for a middle-grade civics unit. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wilky lives with his large family in Oscar's Pizza Palace in Washington, D.C., but he longs for adventures like those of his ill-fated Uncle Julius (now a stain on the wall). Read full book review >

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Diary of a Love Affair by Catherine Howie
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"A realistic tale of one woman's desire to please the man she loves may alternately surprise and frustrate, but it invites discussion."
In Howie's memorable debut novel, a woman tries to seduce a reluctant prospect. Read full book review >