Search Results: "John R. Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"In-your-face violence and resilient heroism that leaps off the page."
The life and work of a tireless Compton, Calif. beat cop. Read full book review >

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POET IN THE GUTTER by John Baker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 1996

"Newcomer Baker's agreeably clipped delivery hides the fact that most of his surprises are exhausted in the early going."
``Funny how things start out,'' muses wannabe Yorkshire shamus Sam Turner. ``You take on a matrimonial case and find you're tracking an international serial killer.'' In fact Sam's first case is deceptive from the word go, when Terry Deacon, hearing Sam tell an AA meeting that he's a detective, hires him to follow his wife Jane, whom he suspects is cheating on him. Read full book review >

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Secrets of Men in a Lifeboat by Todd R. Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Adroit in its storytelling, this book offers two finely drawn lives and a continuing mystery as to how they will overlap."
A debut novel focuses on one man and the many possibilities in life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Enriching, deeply personal history."
A sweeping look at nearly 200 years on a Southern plantation, told by a descendant of the slaves who lived there. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Told with wry humor and an insider's view: one can't help but wonder how these wildcatters occupied themselves before 1994."
All about Internet stock traders—those weirdo workaholics who make money, lose money, perpetuate scams, uncover scams, spend hours sending endless (often pointless) e-mails, live at their keyboards, and never seem to make enough to retire and get out of the business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"A nonconformist approach to finance and investing that should appeal to politically minded contrarians."
A warning to investors that "the game is rigged" against them by cheating capital markets. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE EARTH by John R. Dann
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"At heart a romance (who knows what these well-spoken Cro-Magnons were really like?), rich with gripping escapism and comparable to Jean Auel's Earth's Children trilogy."
Prequel to Dann's The Song of the Axe (2001), a prehistoric saga that takes place some 30,000 years ago, as the Neanderthals evolve into the Cro-Magnons somewhere in Eurasia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A deeply alarmist, precipitous look at recent Arab developments—or lack of developments."
In a cynical jeremiad, Bradley finds the pre-Arab Spring dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt less pernicious than what he sees in the coming Islamist counterrevolution. Read full book review >

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BAD LIE by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2005

"Corrigan describes each hole in stupefying detail, leaving little room for his humdrum mystery to unfold."
PGA golfer Jack Austin (Snap Hook, 2004) risks it all to help his former caddie discover the truth about his father's murder. Read full book review >

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PLAYING UNTIL DARK by John R. Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Remarkable poetry, good for the body and mind."
Free-wheeling yet carefully wrought, this free verse collection is a joyful reminder that, at its best, poetry is music. Read full book review >