Search Results: "Larry Beinhart"


BOOK REVIEW

SALVATION BOULEVARD by Larry Beinhart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Too top-heavy with unassimilated questions to work as a novel of ideas, with a mystery whose solution is too obvious for a genre piece, Beinhart's overheated curiosity still delivers many pleasures from both genres."
A born-again Christian private eye's faith is shaken to the core when he takes the case of the Muslim student suspected of killing his atheist professor. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HERO by Larry Beinhart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"What a terrific movie this book is never, ever going to make."
The creator of the Tony Cassella p.i. stories (Foreign Exchange, etc.) turns to political satire with a breathtakingly nasty premise: Operation Desert Storm was not only staged for TV but was a piece of Hollywood entertainment drafted and choreographed by filmmakers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Past Moyers and Dean, beyond Moore, is an assault against the administration, not for the faint of heart or those who miss The Alien and Sedition Act of yesteryear."
Clearly, America is in serious trouble—it's a coalition of the misinformed, and the fault lies largely with the media. The indictment this time is not against the perceived liberal press. Now it comes from the left, delivered by the irate author of the novel American Hero (1993), which was made into the 1997 film Wag the Dog. Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARIAN by Larry Beinhart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Voters in the blue states will find it all irresistible, along with readers from sea to shining sea."
Just in time for Election Day, Beinhart, re-enlisting in the liberal ranks of Michael Moore, Nicholson Baker, and The Manchurian Candidate, serves up a barn-burning political thriller complete with recipes for how to steal a presidential election. Read full book review >

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE by Larry Beinhart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"This'll burn away the night."
Edgar-winner Beinhart's third suspenser about p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN by Charles Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Afterword. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
An Anishinabe (Ojibwa) riddle/myth about the turning seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONTRARY IMAGINATIONS by Larry Callen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

Dad left after the divorce ``a bunch of years ago,'' and Alex and his twin siblings haven't seen him since. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME KID by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Karp (First, Do No Harm, 2005, etc.) succeeds admirably in making both ragtime and Joplin more compelling than his mystery."
A young man's obsession with ragtime leads him to his idol Scott Joplin, and into the middle of a murder puzzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN BED WITH WALL STREET by Larry Doyle
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An important book that could have been much better with improved writing and greater insider sharing by Doyle."
A former Wall Street insider excoriates the current nonsystem of alleged self-regulation and weak government regulation in the finance industry. Read full book review >