Search Results: "Jon L. Lellenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"The volume closes with Walsh's irrelevant essay on Doyle's anti-Irish streak; Christopher Redmond's account of the author's first visit to America; and Doyle's own speech 'The Romance of America,' which sets a stylistic standard no other contribution can match."
Think the Great Detective never set foot in the United States? Think again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"An enjoyable vicarious descent into the world of pool hustling."
Jersey boy's hardscrabble rise from local pool-hall hustler to tournament pro, in slavish detail. Read full book review >

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HOT AIR by Jon L. Breen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A contrived and unconvincing plot, but lively characters, crisp dialogue and great race track background and atmosphere keep this one amiably entertaining."
There's much ado at Surfside Meadows racetrack in California over the upcoming retirement of jockey Brad Roark. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2009

"By the end of this vigorous history, most readers will have at least a grudging respect for the chess-like stratagems that go into MMA, which is fast overtaking boxing and pro wrestling in popularity."
Sweat-soaked ode to and passionate defense of a sport many have compared to human cockfighting. Read full book review >

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EYE OF GOD by Jon L. Breen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Breen (stories: The Drowning Icecube, 1999, etc.) lets his great premise—a couple of private eyes divided by religion—peter out with forgettable characters and generic revelations."
A pair of Orange County investigators tackles the case of a faith healer's leaky tent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Long on the human-interest angle, trivial as a piece of tennis writing."
The actual playing of tennis becomes a sideshow in this gossipy profile of the women's pro tour, from Sports Illustrated writer Wertheim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Now that he's survived 60 stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, countless parodies and pastiches, and even two Christmases (Greenberg and Lellenberg's More Holmes for the Holidays, 1999, etc.), what new worlds are left for Sherlock Holmes to conquer? Read full book review >

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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by Jon Lellenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"No major revelations or strong stylistic appeal, but an affecting self-portrait of a plainspoken, good-natured Englishman whose type has passed into history."
A triple-decker helping of hitherto unpublished letters, mostly to his mother, by the man who hated to be known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The cleverest stories are by Breen and Wheat, the edgiest by Estleman. A prize should be reserved for the anthologist who comes up with a higher concept than this one."
Finally, a collection of new Sherlock Holmes pastiches based on a promising idea: conflicts between the great detective's super-rational nature and hints of the supernatural. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Hardly groundbreaking, but a well-conceived and -executed addition to the burgeoning movement of stats-based sporting analysis."
In a Freakonomics for sports, an economist and a sportswriter use the power of data analysis to debunk some of the sports world's conventional wisdom. Read full book review >

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PROBABLE CLAUS by Jon L. Breen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Breen (Eye of God, 2006, etc.) delivers a whodunit so easygoing and guileless that when its romantic leads first meet, Eve can tell David, 'You sound like a series character.'"
Looks like Dasher and Dancer are out of luck this year. Santa Claus is in the slammer. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING ICECUBE by Jon L. Breen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"The volume as a whole, though, will probably please fans alone."
Though he's published 6 novels and over 80 short stories, Breen is best known as an Edgar-winning reviewer—a reputation this uneven retrospective of 17 tales is unlikely to change. Read full book review >