Search Results: "Lotte Hammer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL IN THE ICE by Lotte Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Fans of Scandinavian noir won't find much to like about this jumbled entry in the field."
A killer who preys on beautiful women faces off against a team of Danish investigators. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHED by Lotte Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Ridiculous coincidence aside, this Danish sleeping pill proves thin on story."
Scandinavian noir crime fiction continues to pile up the body count in this latest by the Danish Hammer siblings. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE by Lotte Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"The Hammers, who put the procedure in procedural, keep the pot simmering at such a low temperature you'll wonder if they've mistaken the fridge for the stovetop. The stubborn lack of momentum makes this one a natural for travelers on endless flights."
The fourth of the Hammer siblings' accounts of Danish skulduggery follows a human trafficking ring to its untidy but logical end. Read full book review >

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THE HANGING by Lotte Hammer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2013

"Middling for the endless recent crop of Scandinavian procedurals apparently designed to inhibit tourism and make you glad you're staying in the temperate zone."
Something new is rotten in the state of Denmark in this debut from a sister-and-brother team: five middle-aged men drugged, stripped, mutilated and hanged in a geometrically precise formation. Read full book review >

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CHOSEN BY GOD by Joshua Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1999

"Hammer's achievement in this first book is to render a deft, well-written of his brother's ultrapietistic life with a fine balance of journalistic objectivity and the nuanced understanding of a man whose struggle to know his brother has made him something of an 'insider.'"
A deeply affecting family memoir about the author's brother, who, within a matter of months, changed from a kind of hippie lost soul in Jerusalem to a baal teshuva (literally, "master of repentance")—a newly pious Jew. Read full book review >

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BEYOND OBSESSION by Richard Hammer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1992

"Not for sensitive souls. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
From Hammer (The Helmsleys, 1990; The CBS Murders, 1987, etc.), a scrupulously detailed account of a teenaged girl, her boyfriend, and the murder of her mother. Read full book review >

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BY HER OWN HAND by Signe Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 1991

"A harrowing tale of survival in a truly dysfunctional family."
One woman's attempt to comprehend and ultimately learn to live with the fact of her mother's suicide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A fascinating and provocative case study—though, unfortunately, the Hamburgers, with their narrow thesis, miss Sarah Austin's genuine social, political, and psychological significance. (Four-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
From scraps of letters rescued from a Polish library, Lotte (a free-lance writer) and Joseph (Political Science/Yale) Hamburger reconstruct a torrid unconsummated epistolary affair (1832-34) between Sarah Austin, wife of a brilliant but sickly English legal theorist, and Byronic German Prince Puckler Muskau, whose book describing his fortune-hunting trip to England Sarah had translated, falling in love with him in the process. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A chilling portrait of a country under siege and one man's defiance."
The tale of a devoted collector of manuscripts who outwitted militant jihadis. Read full book review >

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SARAH, ALSO KNOWN AS HANNAH by Lillian Hammer Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Cogancherry contributes appealing characterizations and a strong sense of place in her carefully modeled, full-page b&w drawings. (Fiction. 8-10)"
After 12-year-old Sarah's father dies at the turn of the century, her mother decides to send one of her four children from Ukraine to America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2003

"Notable for the author's empathy with a tortured, misguided people, and the revelation of fanaticism's deadly causes and effects."
Jerusalem resident and Newsweek bureau chief Hammer aims to illuminate subtleties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by letting antagonists speak for themselves over the course of a year's events in and around the town of Bethlehem. Read full book review >