Search Results: "Larry Karp"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF RAGTIME by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressively researched, with a substantial bibliography, Karp's second Joplin mystery (The Ragtime Kid, 2006) paints a full-bodied portrait of Harlem back in the day. Though the plot rambles, it takes you places you'll be glad you visited."
The dying Scott Joplin gets tangled up in murder and writes his final masterpiece. Read full book review >

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A PERILOUS CONCEPTION by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Alternating first-person narratives from the self-important surgeon and the hard-boiled sleuth add texture to this series kickoff from Karp (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.). Well paced and intriguing."
When a veteran detective investigates a baffling murder-suicide, he uncovers a medical morass and some profound ethical questions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE RAGTIME TRAVELER by Larry Karp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The fourth Ragtime Mystery (The Ragtime Fool, 2010, etc.) is filled with warmth and wonder and interesting music trivia, buoyed by the relationship between the two sleuths, which may well echo that between the late Larry Karp and his son, who finished this final installment after his death."
A musical scholar meets his ragtime idol and solves a tangled murder with help from the past. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME FOOL by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the final volume of his Ragtime trilogy (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.), Karp seamlessly weaves real people like Campbell into an interesting historical yarn with a whodunit kicker."
Ragtime music and racial tensions rise and clash in the 1950s, leading to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT FACTORY by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2006

"A bloated piece of work, devoted more to the pleasure of reading than the offer of a dazzling dénouement."
A big, leisurely paced thriller, the first novel for playwright and screenwriter Karp, traces an insidious, insider terrorist attack on a Disney-like cartoon empire in L.A. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Occasionally strident, always implacable and severe, these essays express in many ways the prevailing mood of dissatisfaction in the country today."
Eighteen trenchant essays on American politics and society during the cold war. Read full book review >

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FLIPPING OUT by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Glib, trendy and not so much plotted as delivered in comedy-club one-liners, with an over-the-top final twist."
What do cops' wives do when their husbands are on the job? Get killed, it seems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SOCK by Rodrigo Karp
by Rodrigo Karp, illustrated by Rodrigo Karp, developed by Rodrigo Karp
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Sadly, the originality of this app's design is not supported by illustrations that extend the story. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Children will enjoy the novelty of navigating around 3-D rooms to follow this story, but unfortunately, this app still leaves much to be desired. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOSE THAT WAKE by Jesse Karp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"For more compelling tales of corporate malfeasance, try Max Barry's Jennifer Government (2003) or Scott Westerfeld's So Yesterday (2004) instead of this rather bland offering in a field overrun with dystopias. (Dystopia. YA)"
Laura and Mal have both lost their families; Laura's parents have mysteriously forgotten their only child, and Mal's brother vanished suddenly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE BECOME by Jesse Karp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"It's gone from bland to worse. (Dystopia. 14 & up)"
Karp returns to the technocentric autocracy of Those That Wake (2011) armed with the same angry characters and exploring the same gadgetry issues, though with a large dose of conspiracy theory added this time around. Read full book review >