Search Results: "John Lutz"


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THE EX by John Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Veterans of Lutz's earlier New York paranoid fantasy might as well wait for the film now in production via Mark Lester."
Private-eye specialist Lutz, who did so much to popularize the genre of the nanny/cop/temp/girlfriend from hell with SWF Seeks Same (1989), is back with—what else?—the ex-wife from hell. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND EYES by John Lutz
Released: Dec. 11, 1990

The sixth entry in one of the better p.i. series currently available finds St. Read full book review >

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HOT by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 1992

"Lutz, the current president of the Mystery Writers of America, represents state-of-the-art private-eye writing: lean, mean, and eminently readable."
Here, game-legged Floridian p.i. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY JURY by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Unfussy, professional work from Lutz, who could probably turn these stories out in his sleep."
Lutz's last few novels (Burn, p. 111, etc.) have put small casts through increasingly intricate arabesques, and this one is no exception. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN BLOOD by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1993

"Tough, wry (Nudger is dabbling in the stock market—to girlfriend Claudia's disgust), and unsentimental: what fans of the hard-boiled detective story have been yearning for."
A return to state-of-the-art p.i. writing for Lutz, whose sour-stomach shamus, Alo Nudger (Diamond Eyes, 1990, etc.) finds himself, again, with a lying client—Ozark-bred Norva Beane, who says Dale Rand suckered her in a junk-bond deal. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE DEAD by John Lutz
Released: June 1, 1992

"Not by any means up to the author's Nudger series."
Consider this a minor glitch in Lutz's estimable career, a sketchily researched study of the seemingly tawdry, emotionally bleak world of the competitive ballroom dancer. Read full book review >

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BLOOD FIRE by John Lutz
Released: Jan. 4, 1990

Hum-drum Lutz (Tropical Heat, Kiss, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NUDGER DILEMMAS by John Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"The variety of opening gambits is complemented by Lutz's trademark prose, flat and fluid as a slithering snake."
Alo Nudger, the St. Read full book review >

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OOPS! by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1998

"Lutz's real gift, though, is to evoke the humdrum poetry of detective work better than anyone else."
Though he's been resting up ever since Thicker Than Blood (1993), St. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Mid-level Lutz."
Because she's decided to cancel her appointment at the Women's Light reproductive clinic and have Fred Carver's baby after all, black reporter Beth Jackson is on hand to get injured in a bombing that kills Wanda Creighton and Dr. Harold Grimm. Read full book review >

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BURN by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Lesser work from Lutz: professionally tense but overdrawn, with Carver putting in so much conscientious time following everybody, including his client, that you'd almost rather see the poor guy drawing unemployment until his next book."
Freelance writer Marla Cloy insists that Florida developer Joel Brant is harassing her, following her around, threatening her life, and thumbing his nose at the police. Read full book review >