Search Results: "Jeremiah Humphries"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS TREE ELF by Valentine Sheldon
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A promising debut that families that celebrate Christmas will likely enjoy."
A debut children's story about how elves came to work for Santa. Read full book review >

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OTTER MOON by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"First-rate. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An otter with the soul of a poet goes on a moonlit quest. Read full book review >

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HIDING by Tudor Humphries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A wise, gently humorous book, perfect for all those who have ever attempted to run away and have been only too glad to have their plans thwarted. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The preschooler who narrates this story finds that whenever the situation appears out of control, there's only one answer: to hidebehind the couch, in the hidey hole under the stairs, under the dinner table, the bed, the bedcovers. Read full book review >

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LAST RITES by John Humphries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"With too much going on at once, the book never really decides on a narrative, much less a genre."
A mysterious phone call leads to a world of complications in Welsh journalist Humphries' first work of fiction, which reads at various times like a supernatural thriller, a murder mystery, a World War II novel, a tale of international intrigue, and a study of obscure European history. Read full book review >

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RICHARD THOMPSON by Patrick Humphries
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 1997

"Unable to keep his critical eye in soft focus, Humphries finally offers a work that could as easily be produced by stitching together a dozen record reviews and a Rolling Stone interview. (30 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the quintessential ``musicians' musician'' by Englishman Humphries (Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits, 1990, etc.) is too much the work of a music critic and too little the work of an accomplished biographer. Read full book review >

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IT'S ALL GOOD by Michael Humphries
Released: April 12, 2011

"One man's progress toward achieving peace of mind."
Humphries' debut is partly an inspirational tract and partly a love letter to his family, though he welcomes all to the table. Read full book review >

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FOURSOME by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 1993

"Boston's mean streets and Maine's peaceful waters provide the richly contrasting background for a sometimes chilling, always compelling story: Healy's best to date."

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ACT OF GOD by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1994

"None of it helps a story that starts with intriguing possibilities but disintegrates as it pursues its clumsy and unbelievable plot."
Healy is in less than top form here as John Cuddy, his wily, Boston-based PI (Foursome, 1993, etc.) takes on a two-pronged investigation for gentle, grief-stricken Pearl Rivkind and cold- fish pharmacist William Proft. Read full book review >

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RIGHT TO DIE by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1991

"But nothing can save Andrus—and only the vivid characters, lots of Marathon lore, and the Boston backdrop salvage the far- fetched plot in this flawed but lively entertainment."
This time out, Boston's tough/sentimental p.i. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Looks like Cuddy's 12th will be a bust—unless there's a last-minute burst of evidence whose timing puts this case well below Invasion of Privacy (1996)."
A successful Boston divorce lawyer has been executed; the estranged husband of his latest client, a churlish bigot, has been arrested for the murder. Read full book review >

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TURNABOUT by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2001

"Matthew Langway is no Cuddy, and this slickly plotted, arid little puzzle is miles below the talented author's most memorable work."
John Francis Cuddy (Spiral, 1999, etc.) must be out of town, because when Kenny Van Horne is kidnapped, his great-grandfather, millionaire Beacon Harbor (Mass.) tank seller General Alexander Van Horne, calls instead on Matthew Langway, the private eye who helped design his 27-acre compound's elaborate security system. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"The pervasive brashness and the ain't-I-difficult image-mongering can grate, but when Tower writes of his inspirations and the extraordinary foods and people he worked with, he is unfailingly intriguing and righteously grounded."
The former restaurateur, cookbook author, and PBS host tells his life story, explaining what drove him to achieve what he demurely calls his "national fame as a chef." Read full book review >