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BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH THE IRON-ON BADGE by Lee Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"A grim tale with a disarmingly sweet hero who begins like sad-sack lawyer Stanley Hastings and ends by leaving Travis McGee in the dust."
Veteran TV writer Goldberg (Beyond the Beyond, 1997, etc.) tests a gatehouse security guard to his limits when he agrees to shadow a homeowner's wife. Read full book review >

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THE HEIST by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Amiable international intrigue that's less James Bond than Matt Helm."
The chronicler of Stephanie Plum (Notorious Nineteen, 2012, etc.) teams up with screenwriter Goldberg (Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, 2008, etc.) to kick off a lighthearted new series pairing an FBI agent with the con artist who's been her chronic prey. Read full book review >

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MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"TV veteran Goldberg (Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, 2007, etc.) enlightens viewers about the shift from sassy brunette assistant to perky blonde, but leaves plenty of other loose ends."
Obsessive-compulsive TV detective Adrian Monk gets double-teamed by past and present assistants into investigating a murder the LAPD think they've solved. Read full book review >

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MY GUN HAS BULLETS by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1995

Rewarded with his own television cop show for ``forgetting'' that Esther Radcliffe—beloved, hateful star of TV's popular Miss Agatha series—is the woman who shot him when he pulled her over for speeding to a Neiman-Marcus sale, toothless former Sgt. Read full book review >

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MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Monk's antic neurosis may be cute on television, but on the page, it's just silly."
Television's most obsessive-compulsive investigator (Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, 2007, etc.) de-compensates when his psychiatrist goes to a conference overseas. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE BEYOND by Lee Goldberg
Released: March 15, 1997

"Black comedy from the Left Coast—and an outrageously entertaining take on the loathsome folkways of contemporary showbiz."
When a Hollywood studio, as part of its ambition to launch a new TV network, decides to remake a science-fiction series that became a cult hit after cancellation 25 years ago, all hell breaks loose. Read full book review >

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THE CHASE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Less funny than Evanovich's knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie."
A second round of unlikely larceny for FBI agent Kate O'Hare and her prey and partner, nonpareil con man Nicolas Fox (The Heist, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE JOB by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Evanovich and Goldberg offer another wild ride. Even if you can't always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there's no doubt who'll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house."
An FBI agent leads a motley crew that includes her father into battle against a drug lord no one's ever seen. Read full book review >

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THE MENTOR by Lee Matthew Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"As often happens in satire, the characters quickly become caricatures, but the deeper implications about our society's obsession with violence are resonant and disturbing."
A book editor confronts the darkness of his past in Goldberg's (Slow Down, 2015) psychological thriller, a savvy parody in the vein of American Psycho. Read full book review >

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The Sabbath Chicken and other Stories by Carlos Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"More judicious story selection would benefit this portrait of an intriguing man."
This debut collection of interconnected short stories revolves around the life of a Brazilian Jew transplanted to New York City. Read full book review >

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THE YID by Paul Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"For all its dark, discursive content, Goldberg's novel about unlikely rebels plotting Stalin's downfall is streaked with hard-earned wisdom."
In Goldberg's debut, set in 1953, a pair of offbeat Jewish characters and an American Negro come to terms with life, death, and theater as Stalin's final pogrom gains steam. Read full book review >