Search Results: "Joseph T. Hallinan"


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KIDDING OURSELVES by Joseph T. Hallinan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"A genial, occasionally glib guide to both the positive and negative effects of self-delusion."
A breezy, anecdotal survey of self-deception and how it is not merely inevitable, but helpful and even essential. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2001

"The Big House in America, with few exceptions, is a place where everyone involved (inside and out) should hang their heads in shame."
A withering, deeply depressing tour of the American prison scene from Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Hallinan. Read full book review >

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IRREPARABLE DAMAGE by Joseph T. Klempner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"A torridly paced read that hastens to its foreordained conclusion impeded by the slightest subtlety or nuance in handling what some folks might consider a rather complicated subject."
The heavy-handed nightmare of a squeaky-clean divorced dad's ordeal when an innocent photo ends up getting him charged with child abuse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Much research and erudition underlie a sad tale of fidelity betrayed."
Two scholars seamlessly combine forces to tell a little-known but important and ultimately shameful story from an unlit corner of the colonies' battle for independence. Read full book review >

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FLAT LAKE IN WINTER by Joseph T. Klempner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"And the ending is a smash."
A thoroughly entertaining legal thriller in which a young man who believes he's committed murder may have it wrong. Read full book review >

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FOGBOUND by Joseph T. Klempner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 24, 2003

A retired judge is lured from his South Carolina hermitage to handle one last appeal for a Death Row inmate. Read full book review >

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GENERAL LEE’S ARMY by Joseph T. Glatthaar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2008

"A unique, often controversial description of Lee's soldiers, their background and the conditions under which they fought."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Army of Northern Virginia. Read full book review >

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FELONY MURDER by Joseph T. Klempner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Martin's should sell this first novel with a money-back guarantee."
Debut legal thriller about the David-and-Goliath defense of a homeless man accused of robbing and murdering the police commissioner of New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Colorful and compelling, with a rich mixture of psychological and logistical details: a skillful distillation of familiar faces and events through a fresh approach that should be of interest to tacticians as well as to those who view history as a patchwork of personalities."
An engaging, insightful review of Civil War strategy as seen through the interactions of the conflict's top commanders. Read full book review >

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SHOOT THE MOON by Joseph T. Klempner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1997

"Anybody who can overlook the just-for-my-sick-girl plea will enjoy watching Klempner (Felony Murder, 1995) rescue his hero as charmingly as Donald E. Westlake."
Think it would be fun to be sitting on top of something worth a cool $5 million? Read full book review >

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CHANGE OF COURSE by Joseph T. Klempner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"Though the treatment is more sincere than arresting, most readers will know on their own whether they want to hear the two brothers play out an argument that usually goes on inside one person."
A stripped-down novella about a man's last sailing trip with his terminally ill brother. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF PATPONG by Timothy Hallinan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Hallinan's unlikely hero shines in this sometimes funny, always engrossing and undeniably authentic story that explores a dark and fascinating side of Thailand."
Hallinan (Breathing Water, 2009, etc.) takes his Poke Rafferty series to the next level with this taut, offbeat and fast-moving thriller that focuses on Bangkok's red-light district and sex trade. Read full book review >