Search Results: "Linda Regan"


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BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES by Linda Regan
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Page-turning stuff, this auspicious series debut is for readers who, like Regan (Dead Like Her, 2009, etc.), don't flinch from brutality."
Gangbangers battle bloodily in South London, but can any of them really win? Read full book review >

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STREET GIRLS by Linda Regan
Released: June 1, 2012

"Regan (Brotherhood of Blades, 2011, etc.) continues her sure-footed walk on the noir side. Entertaining stuff, but not for the fainthearted."
Street girls walk, street gangs war—it's all business as usual, thinks DI Georgia Johnston, except for an unsettling surge in South London's murder rate. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Regan puts a human face on the multiple problems created by desperate, poverty-stricken people entering the United States illegally to look for work, and the costly measures taken by the American government to secure its borders."
An indictment of U.S. immigration policy via harrowing stories of immigrants trying to cross from Mexico into Arizona, the Border Patrol agents whose job it is to stop them and the volunteers dedicated to saving their lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"A paean to Richard and Saladin and desert warfare—the clashes of cultures resound as loudly as those of the weapons. (8 pages photos, not seen; 5 maps)"
In this brisk account of the Third Crusade (1189—1192), Regan, author of numerous popular military histories, shines a soft, flattering light on the leaders of the two opposing forces in the greatest of all oxymorons: holy war. Read full book review >

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INTOXICATING MINDS by Ciaran Regan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Material that might have worked better as chapters of a textbook."
An extremely short account of an extremely big subject: the history, uses, physiological effects, pharmacological development, and future of drugs. Read full book review >

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Cold-Blooded by Lisa Regan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A delightful detective who more than earns and deserves her own series.
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In Regan's (Hold Still, 2014, etc.) thriller, Philadelphia private investigator Jocelyn Rush takes the reins of a cold case from a terminal ex-homicide detective who needs help finding the killer before he dies.Read full book review >

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DETAINED AND DEPORTED by Margaret Regan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Together, Regan's books bring into focus the fates of undocumented people fighting against the odds to make it into America and then, if they get here, struggling, and often failing, to build a life."
A timely look at the inhumane effects of immigration policies in the United States. Read full book review >

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SOUL CRIES by Theresa Regan
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A thoughtfully constructed, deeply felt book that Christian parents can look to for encouragement."
A devotional that provides meditations on Bible passages to encourage Christian parents whose children face behavioral challenges. Read full book review >