Search Results: "Jeanine Pirro"


BOOK REVIEW

SLY FOX by Jeanine Pirro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2012

"As absorbing, episodic and self-congratulatory as a season of Mad Men, though with more felonies and inferior costumes and hairdos. A sequel is promised."
TV judge Pirro's first foray into fiction follows a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney through two slam-bang years as she battles rapists, killers and fellow pillars of law enforcement. Read full book review >

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HE KILLED THEM ALL by Jeanine Pirro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A concise, no-holds-barred retelling of the Robert Durst investigation and murder trial from the woman who pursued justice to the bitter end."
The district attorney who reopened a 17-year-old cold case tells her side of the story. Read full book review >

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CLEVER FOX by Jeanine Pirro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"The latest from Pirro (Sly Fox, 2012, etc.), a judge and analyst with her own show on the Fox News Channel, showcases her knowledge. The writing may be slightly dry, but she provides lots of local color and insider dope."
The only female Assistant District Attorney in a men's world may be getting set up as a scapegoat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"And no doubt the 45 b&w illustrations will boost reader interest."
Serious, extended study of the woman's film during the three decades of its heyday (1930-60), filled with both obscure and well- remembered titles. Read full book review >

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A SMALL COUNTRY LIVING GOES ON by Jeanine McMullen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Even if you don't know a whistle stick from a thistle stick, you'll find this one glows. (Eight pages of full-color illustrations.)"
``It is spring again in the valley,'' and for BBC radio host McMullen, time for further vibrant episodes in her personal and professional quest for the breadth of country lore. ``Little has changed but much has happened'' since My Small Country Living (1984) and Wing in the Ash Tree (1988) were published. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A fascinating, fact-filled story of marriage and the movies."
Exhaustive, entertaining take on how the silver screen has portrayed wedded bliss and wedded misery. Read full book review >

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MOTHERHOUSE by Jeanine Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"It's frustrating to be part of her audience here, struggling to find the drama from the wrong side of the curtain, the other side of the veil."
A nun's story that, billed as a first novel, reads more like a memoir—deeply contemplative and as awkwardly plotted as real life. Read full book review >

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THE STAR MACHINE by Jeanine Basinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2007

"A smart study of star quality as an industrial process, written by an academic who still understands Hollywood's cheap, sensuous appeal."
A cinema archivist digs into the vaults of Golden Era Hollywood and comes up with a treasure trove of goodies. Read full book review >

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SILENT STARS by Jeanine Basinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"A mixed blessing, of considerable value but finally unsatisfying. (300 b&w photos)"
Basinger brings considerable expertise but insufficient adventurousness to the all-too-often neglected world of silent film. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDE BOY by Jeanine Cummins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Uneven, but worth reading for its intimate look at a little-known community."
Pavees, or travelers, are a distinctive Irish sub-culture which Cummins celebrates in this uneven first novel, following her memoir A Rip in Heaven (2004). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A charming, often sorrowful study of learning to let go of a myth and love a person."
What it's like when the dad you dream of is not the dad you have. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Apt tribute to family endurance in the face of grievous loss."
A wrenching tale of a notorious murder's long echoes for its survivors. Read full book review >