Search Results: "Jerry Bledsoe"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Bledsoe's balanced and thorough examination raises important questions about the death penalty and how it is applied."
Veteran true-crime writer Bledsoe (Before He Wakes, 1994, etc.) offers a vividly bifurcated portrait of a woman who was by turns a cruel killer and a loving grandmother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Still, by and large, a worthwhile follow-up to Bledsoe's earlier blockbuster—but for a richer, more riveting account of the same crime, see Joe McGinniss's Cruel Doubt, reviewed below. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Chilling if overlong true-crime chronicle by the author of the bestselling Bitter Blood (1988). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"If this fact-packed tale reads a bit like a TV docudrama—the kind you can't turn off, even though you know the ending—it's probably because it's scheduled to be a four-hour CBS miniseries."
Thanks to the fine-toothed-comb reporting of ace crime journalist Bledsoe (Blood Games, 1991, etc.), there's no mistaking for fiction this seemingly incredible tale of sex, greed, and murder. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL DOLL by Jerry Bledsoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"May well move young, unsophisticated readers. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Cleanly written and nicely detailed Christmas story, not wholesale sentimentality, by true-crime writer Bledsoe (Before He Wakes, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GIFT OF ANGELS by Jerry Bledsoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The rest of the story tells of Whitey's life, which is ten times more moving than The Angel Doll and may sell well past Christmas."
Follow-up to The Angel Doll (1997), though Bledsoe is perhaps best known for Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and Execution (1998) and similar true-crime books. Read full book review >

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CHAPEL OF EASE by Alex Bledsoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Bledsoe may be overselling readers' curiosity about what lies beneath the chapel's grounds."
An actor travels to a rural town in Appalachia to learn more about the heritage, and the mystery, of his talented, recently deceased writer/director friend's final play. Read full book review >

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WAKE OF THE BLOODY ANGEL by Alex Bledsoe
Released: July 3, 2012

"Series fans certainly won't be disappointed."
Another independently intelligible outing for freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse, from the author of, most recently, the splendid The Hum and the Shiver (2011). Read full book review >

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BURN ME DEADLY by Alex Bledsoe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An entertaining, well-crafted melding of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction."
Bledsoe follows up The Sword-Edged Blonde (2007) with another genre-blending novel featuring Eddie LaCrosse. Read full book review >

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HE DRANK, AND SAW THE SPIDER by Alex Bledsoe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Existing fans will enjoy this book, but it won't win many converts."
Another independently intelligible outing for freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse (Wake of the Bloody Angel, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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WISP OF A THING by Alex Bledsoe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 18, 2013

"This beautifully handled drama of Appalachian music and magic once again comes complete with fascinating characters, a persuasive setting and intriguing complications. Bledsoe's on a roll."
Another tale of Cloud County, Tenn., and its eldritch inhabitants: the dark-haired, dark-skinned Tufa (The Hum and the Shiver, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE HUM AND THE SHIVER by Alex Bledsoe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A sheer delight."
Distinctive variation on the elves-among-us theme, from the author of Dark Jenny (2011, etc.). Read full book review >