Search Results: "John Morgan Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

RHAPSODY IN BLOOD by John Morgan Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2006

"Justice deserves a break from his West Hollywood beat, but fans can only pray for his return to La-La-Land from Never-Never-Land."
Journalist-turned-memoirist Benjamin Justice, who's most compelling when he's got a stake in the evil concealed by a murder (Moth and Flame, 2005, etc.), meets his silliest case at a doom-ridden California motel. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, HEARTACHE by Peter Duchin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Apart from these streaks of purple, the prose is colorless and the plotting lame. Bandleader Duchin and mystery writer Wilson (Justice at Risk<\I>, 1999, etc.) have collaborated on a work about as punchy as a diatonic scale."
Society bandleader/sleuth Peter Damon returns in an encore clinker. Read full book review >

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MOTH AND FLAME by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Wilson scatters clues so generously that most readers will beat Justice to the punch. Along the way, though, they'll find an affectionate portrait of West Hollywood and some hard-won wisdom about fathers and sons."
Recovering from the traumatic events of Blind Eye (2003), disgraced ex-journalist Benjamin Justice has been put on Prozac. But the rest of his world hasn't. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE AT RISK by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1999

"Justice is as infuriatingly oracular as ever, but Wilson handles the complex, ambitious plot with resonance and maturity even as he hits the obligatory emotional high spots."
So what if the electronic media are driving Benjamin Justice's old newspaper colleagues to compromise and bankruptcy? Read full book review >

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BLIND EYE by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"Though unlikely to get the Church's imprimatur, Justice's fifth (Justice at Risk, 1999, etc.) is his finest yet: a white-hot exposé fueled by anger, bewilderment, and pain."
Disgraced ex-reporter Benjamin Justice goes up against his most fearsome adversary yet—the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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SPIDER SEASON by John Morgan Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Just the thing for fans who want to hear Justice reading extended passages from Deep Background at bookstores, including an audience limited to a single dozing homeless man who provokes deep sympathy."
Disgraced journalist Benjamin Justice, who treats so many of his cases (Rhapsody in Blood, 2006, etc.) as if they're all about him, finally gets one that is. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE JUSTICE by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"But sensitive Justice, once he's come to terms with his demons, should be well worth an encore."
Six years after returning his Pulitzer, Benjamin Justice gets a visit from Harry Brofsky, the former Los Angeles Times editor he got fired along with himself over a fraudulently fictionalized AIDS human-interest story. Read full book review >

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REVISION OF JUSTICE by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"A worthy successor to Wilson's Edgar-winning debut (Simple Justice, 1996)—a gay-themed '90s remake of Ross Macdonald's classic The Barbarous Coast."
Screenwriting teacher Gordon Cantwell's monthly networking party is where Hollywood hopefuls swap ideas and contacts while watching from the corners of their eyes to make sure nobody's climbing the greasy pole faster than they are. Read full book review >

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BLUE MOON by Peter Duchin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though bandleader Duchin and old pro Wilson (Justice at Risk, 1999, etc.) know the score, their playing's flat."
An increasing worry to his pals (Jackie Kennedy, Joe DiMaggio, Truman Capote, George Plimpton et al.), society bandleader Peter Damon views his life darkly these days. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE RIVER by John Wilson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This engrossing novel leaves an enduring impression. (Historical fiction. YA)"
This riveting look at the Civil War's horrifying Andersonville prison through the eyes of an 18-year-old inmate has the power to shock and to compel young readers' interest while uncovering exciting history for them. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING SKULL by John Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A mysterious game that is unfortunately not that much fun to play. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Steve is thrilled when his enigmatic grandfather announces it is finally his turn to take a trip, but camping on a remote lake in northern Ontario seems pretty lame compared to his twin brother's epic adventure in Central America. Read full book review >