Search Results: "Jeffrey Lyons"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"An intoxicating selection of snippets from a columnist that journalist Pete Hamill called 'an ornament to the profession.'"
A veritable storm of outtakes from Leonard Lyons' "Lyons Den" society column from the New York Post, which dazzle rather than titillate. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF AMERICA by Nan Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1993

"Bring mints."
SoufflÇ sequel to Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976)—just as brainlessly brilliant, sustained, and instantly dated in its trendiness as the Lyonses' somewhat better last outing, The President is Coming to Lunch (1988). Read full book review >

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DIVISIBLE BY ONE by Richard Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Demandingly original but heavy going."
As in The Edge of Things (1999), the intensely subjective Lyons goes on writing—at the edge of things. Read full book review >

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BLOOD GAME by David Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though not as winning or involving as Ice Fire, this is a solid, engaging thriller with a protagonist cut from a different cloth."
Jock Boucher, the Cajun federal judge-turned-unlikely action hero, returns for his second life-threatening adventure: investigating the smuggling of arms across the Mexican border by superpowerful New Orleans industrialist Ray Dumont. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS IN HIM by Andrew Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Lyons's prose won't win any awards (his dialogue is especially shaky) but, overall, a creditable debut."
By page 58—when a pretty Jefferson University coed is found in St. Read full book review >

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ICE FIRE by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Lousy title notwithstanding, this is an auspicious beginning for a mystery series featuring one of the most agreeably easygoing heroes on this side of the Atlantic."
Introducing Jock Boucher, black Cajun federal district judge, who may be young and recently appointed but isn't afraid of ruffling feathers in his hometown of New Orleans. Rejecting pointed advice from on high, he investigates corruption charges leveled against the indisposed senior judge whose cases he has taken on. Read full book review >

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Released: June 22, 1995

"The book is rounded off with an essay by art historian Gail Levin (CUNY) that discusses, fittingly, Hopper's influence on other contemporary artists."
Loneliness and quiet desperation pervade these stories and poems inspired by, or reminiscent of, the paintings of Edward Hopper. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

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BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THINGS by Richard Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

From Oregonian Lyons (Camp Baseball; the stories A Wilderness of Faith and Love), a subjective police procedural that largely ignores what most procedurals do so well and focuses instead (superbly) on fugitive workings of the mind. Read full book review >

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FALSE PRETENSES by Arthur Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Welcome back, Jake."
Jacob Asch's first client since 1989 (Other People's Money) is Mark Jacobi, a salesman who wants Asch to check up on his wife—except that he isn't and he doesn't. Read full book review >