Search Results: "James Neal Harvey"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD GAME by James Neal Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1997

"Not as floridly sadistic as Tolliver's other cases (Mental Case, 1996, etc.), but still no place you'd want to spend a weekend."
They keep moving NYPD's Lieutenant Ben Tolliver around—now he's in Special Investigations—but it doesn't matter; all he keeps drawing are serial sex killers like Edward Razek. Read full book review >

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PAINTED LADIES by James Neal Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1992

"If that's your pleasure, you've hit pay dirt with this one."
Somebody—evidently a poised businesswoman named Bobbie—is killing and body-painting present and former employees of Panache, a high-end call-girl network owned by Martha Bellamy, another poised businesswoman with great lingerie. Read full book review >

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MENTAL CASE by James Neal Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1996

"Even so, a distinct series improvement."
The fourth case for Lt. Read full book review >

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FLESH AND BLOOD by James Neal Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 1994

"EWSLUGPS: They're all guilty."
The death of Sen. Read full book review >

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THE HEADSMAN by James Neal Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1991

"See if you can find him before Harvey (By Reason of Insanity, etc.) kills again."
A suburban Friday the 13th for adults: the latest incarnation of an 18th-century executioner is stalking the bedrooms of Braddock, N.Y., beheading lubricious teens. Read full book review >

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MOVIE LOVE IN THE FIFTIES by James Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"A collection that will have readers scurrying to the video store."
A stimulating look at American films of the 1950s. Read full book review >

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WATCHING THEM BE by James Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Harvey's meticulously close reading of movies illuminatingly analyzes both the 'controlling sensibility' of stars and the viewer's process of 'intense watching.'"
A movie critic considers the mystery of star power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Expert words on a fascinating subject. (Sixty-seven halftones.)"
Quackery is thriving in the high-tech 90's, according to Young (American Social History/Emory Univ.), author of Toadstool Millionaires (1961), which traced the history of quackery in America up to the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, and Medical Messiahs (1967), which brought the story forward to 1966. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM THE ZAMBONI MAN by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A competent collaboration, but not a memorable one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A father and son team up for the first time in this warm intergenerational tàte-Ö-tàte. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH ACADEMY by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The decision by Oscar's new friend Fox to go unwashed as long as possible leads to all sorts of stinky humor that fits right in to this second-tier series opener. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Scribbly illustrations dominating nearly every spread, Layton's latest plunks fledgling readers down amidst a student body of typical types who—atypically—happen to be mammoths, saber toothed tigers, ground sloths, cave bears and other early mammals. Read full book review >