Search Results: "Leonard Goldberg"


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DEADLY EXPOSURE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A salty vichyssoise of zingy technobabble and tiresome plotting that, thankfully, refuses to take itself too seriously."
A lethal microbe, a brutal murderer, and a sentient iceberg menace cooly competent forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, back for a fourth outing(Deadly Harvest, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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PLAGUE SHIP by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"As if ocean cruising hasn't been scary enough recently, Goldberg (Patient One, 2012, etc.) devises another all-too-plausible medical scenario that will send chills up the spine despite a few moments readers will be glad are far-fetched."
A sick bird's last-ditch attempt to save itself leads to disaster aboard a cruise ship. Read full book review >

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THE DAUGHTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Leonard Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Goldberg, well-known for his medical thrillers (Plague Ship, 2013, etc.), fuels the unquenchable fascination with Sherlock Holmes by combining detailed medical knowledge with the skills reincarnated in the Great Detective's daughter."
It's 1910. The elderly Dr. John Watson is asked to help a family in distress after their son's apparent suicide. Read full book review >

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LETHAL MEASURES by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A gripping tale that sails along on the wings of Joanna's Holmesian genius for gory and relentless deductive detail right up to the routine ending, which calls off all moral dilemmas to put Joanna in peril."
A lethal medical thriller, bringing back forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock of Los Angeles Memorial Hospital (Deadly Exposure, 1998, etc.), that for sheer tonnage of pathological detail outweighs Patricia Cornwell's medical exams of the shot and chopped, stabbed and stewed'and other hastily departed. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ONE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center, has the expertise to provide an exciting medical thriller. This fast-paced departure from his Joanna Blalock series (Lethal Measures, 2000, etc.) provides all the excitement, intrigue and danger you could ask for."
An emergency-room doctor must use all his considerable skills to save the president and the nation from disaster. Read full book review >

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DEADLY HARVEST by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 1997

"Shock value and more from Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center who has the anatomy of ingenious murders down pat."
Tough police Lieutenant Jake Sinclair and pathologist Joanna Blalock (Deadly Care, 1996) team up again to excellent effect, tackling a tangled web of a case that pits them against both garden-variety murderers and predatory traffickers in human body parts. Read full book review >

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DEADLY CARE by Leonard S. Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"Cool cuttings by a sure hand."
In a first hardcover medical-thriller, Goldberg (a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center) gives HMOs rough treatment while concocting a scalpel-edged page-turner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2006

"If you think that Christianity is the new Communism, then this is the book for you."
American democracy and the Enlightenment itself are menaced by would-be theocrats and their Republican operatives, contends Salon.com reporter Goldberg. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

An original and invigorating contribution to our thinking on why certain people become cruel and violent. Read full book review >

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PETER SQUARED by Ken Goldberg
Released: July 23, 2012

"By turns comic and tragic, readers must form their own opinions about what truly constitutes sanity in an insane world."
Clinical psychologist Goldberg's first novel explores the twin concepts of outsider status and insanity, with a mathematical twist. Read full book review >

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WHISTLING by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Cool, brittle, but interesting vignettes containing echoes of Grace Paley's warmer, more full-bodied world."
If certain story collections resemble novels without connective tissue, this debut volume (parts of which appeared in Ploughshares and the Massachusetts Review) reads like autobiography torn apart and reconstructed by a sharp, active wit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Goldberg's erudite passion deserves the ear of the masses."
An eloquent, brave call to Jewish covenantal fidelitybut a jeremiad that may go as unheeded as that of the prophet himself. Read full book review >