Search Results: "Lou Manfredo"


BOOK REVIEW

RIZZO'S FIRE by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bar none, Joe Rizzo is the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction."
In the gripping sequel to Rizzo's War (2009), maverick Detective Sergeant Joe Rizzo investigates the murder of a man too unimportant to murder. Read full book review >

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RIZZO’S WAR by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Strong characters and a compelling story. Manfredo has logged 25 years in the criminal justice system, and it shows on every authentic page."
Gritty, gripping first novel deconstructs the NYPD the way Joseph Wambaugh once anatomized the LAPD. Read full book review >

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RIZZO'S DAUGHTER by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Good cops, bent cops, tormented and demented cops, cops of every description inhabit Rizzo's world, all of them utterly believable and intensely interesting. For readers compiling a short list of crime fiction, here's an essential."
In Manfredo's tender and terrific latest, a burned-out cop can't quit because he's also a devoted dad. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE LEARNING IS A MURDEROUS THING by Lou Allin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"The staccato, herky-jerky prose is distracting, but the quirky humor and red herrings—or quail, as the case may be—are thoroughly enjoyable."
A professor's toil in the mines of Copper University's English department is unpleasantly relieved when a student falls from a library window to her death at the teacher's feet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"As indispensable as it is incomplete. (Author tour)"
This reporter's ambitious reconstruction of the Rodney King case presents a sobering image, not just of Los Angeles, but of judicial mayhem and political exploitation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A vivid, intimate memoir that, with great clarity and attention to detail, tells an unforgettable survival story."
In 1996, the worst disaster in recorded Mt. Everest climbing history occurred when, due to a combination of factors, eight people died on a single expedition. This memoir is Kasischke's personal account of how he survived. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON'S MARE by Lou Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"The intentions are clear, the images vivid, but the cumulative effect is that of a dense piece of pretentious writing accessible to only the most persistent."
A collage of images and ideas—which both reconstruct and deconstruct as feminist writer Robinson's protagonist searches for identity and meaning through words. Read full book review >

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Bless Me Father by Lou Saulino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A solid crime story sharing the spotlight with a priest's family and nagging doubts."
A man of God debates his next course of action when a penitent's confession reveals startling information regarding a woman's unsolved murder in this quiet mystery. Read full book review >

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FULL SPECTRUM 2 by Lou Aronica
Released: April 20, 1989

A large collection of 27 stories ranging, as the title implies, from science fiction through fantasy and magic realism to mainstream religious, and from famous names to unknowns making debuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESIDENT REAGAN by Lou Cannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 1991

"Complementing Garry Wills's Reagan's America (1986), this is a generous and informative commentary of a presidency that will not soon be forgotten. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for July)"
In this monumental (752-page) review of Reagan's White House years, veteran Washington Post correspondent and Reagan-watcher Cannon (Reagan, 1982; Ronnie and Jessie, 1969) cements his reputation as one of the fairest and most knowledgeable reporters on the former President of his legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"An inspiring illumination of a hero who deserves recognition."
Ureneck (Journalism/Boston Univ.; Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream and Five Acres in Maine, 2011, etc.) brings to light the miracles of a little-known hero.Read full book review >