Search Results: "Kent A. Kiehl"


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THE PSYCHOPATH WHISPERER by Kent A. Kiehl
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"Kiehl navigates these issues and more with compassion and insight. Fast-paced and thrilling."
A world-renowned researcher of psychopaths delves into the origins of their behavior, especially as they relate to the inner workings of the brain. Read full book review >

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GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF HEXBRIDGE CASTLE by Gabrielle Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Unoriginal but still enjoyable. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young boy's life goes from dull to extraordinary in Kent's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ONCE A DANCER... by Allegra Kent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1997

"My stomach was a large, round, hard dome like a planetarium'')."
A daffy and unexpectedly poignant autobiography by the beguiling Balanchine ballerina celebrated in her heyday as a ``rubber orchid.'' Kent, born Iris Margo Cohen in 1937 ``on the very day Edith Wharton died, but in a different time zone,'' repossesses as a writer the unpredictable charm of her dancing. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED HOUSE by Christobel Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Bleak, suspenseful writing keeps the momentum high despite a surfeit of characters and contrivances."
Thirteen years later, a young woman who survived the slaughter of her family returns to the scene of the crime. Read full book review >

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LAND THAT MOVES, LAND THAT STANDS STILL by Kent Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2003

"Goodhearted if directionless ramble over land charted meticulously—and through emotional terrain where Nelson (Toward the Sun, 1998, etc.) is much less sure-footed."
Men are more trouble than the land for the three women working a ranch. Read full book review >

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DARK RIDE by Kent Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"The grisly, deadpan, unnervingly comic tone makes you wonder if Jim Thompson hasn't risen from the grave."
Boy meets girl, boy and girl take turns handcuffing each other to bed, boy and girl plot to kill girl's husband in this sex-soaked noir debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"A wide-ranging, comprehensive study of the meta-history of human civilization."
A learned historian offers a challenging road map for humanity's future. Read full book review >

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ON A BLANKET WITH MY BABY by Bill Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1995

"The best installment yet in this fine, underrated series."
Even though they're married now, there's no happy ending for Atlantic City Officer Louis Monroe and his wife, ex-hooker Ellie. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Neither the first attempt to demythologize Joseph, nor the last word on his people, but an intriguing study of a man and a legend."
A revisionist account of Nez Perce history and one of its most controversial figures. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD SEASON by Christobel Kent
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Though she lacks Donna Leon's sly humor and her keen insight into the political implications of individual bad behavior, Kent covers much of the same territory in even more ceremonious prose."
A pair of apparently unrelated men gone missing during the hottest month of the Florentine year pose another mystery for policeman-turned-private investigator Sandro Cellini (A Murder in Tuscany, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DIME by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing. Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman."
Kent (The Outcasts, 2013, etc.) introduces a tough and engaging new detective in this police thriller set in Dallas. Read full book review >