Search Results: "Lyndsay Faye"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GODS OF GOTHAM by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2012

"Faye's damaged but appealing hero seems likely to have more adventures ahead, and they'll be welcomed by anyone who appreciates strong, atmospheric storytelling."
Displaying the same gift for characterization that refreshed her retelling of the Jack the Ripper case (Dust and Shadow, 2009), Faye crafts a top-notch historical thriller. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL FLAME by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"More fine work from a writer smart enough to know when a series has run its course. It will be exciting to see what the talented Faye decides to do next."
Concluding volume in Faye's gritty, atmospheric trilogy (Seven for a Secret, 2013, etc.) about New York City's fledgling police force.Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Vividly atmospheric; the thieves' slang all by itself evokes 19th-century New York with wonderful specificity. Let's hope Faye finds more dirty work for her intriguingly conflicted hero."
Bartender-turned-"copper star" Timothy Wilde returns in a second mordant historical mystery (The Gods of Gotham, 2012). Read full book review >

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DUST AND SHADOW by Lyndsay Faye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Faye's debut novel faithfully captures period flavor, though a lighter touch would have been welcome at times. Her greater achievement is using the Ripper case to present a more complex portrait of Holmes and his world."
Once more Sherlock Holmes pursues Jack the Ripper. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE ART OF DETECTION by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"It's refreshing to see Holmes be Holmes. Fans and neophytes alike should cheer Faye's reinvigoration of Conan Doyle's hero and his panoramic world."
Seasoned Sherlock-ian Faye (Jane Steele, 2016, etc.) adds two new stories to 13 she's previously published to give a synoptic overview of the career of the famed consulting detective. Read full book review >

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JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel that explores great torment and small mercies."
Jane Steele seeks retribution and redemption in Faye's latest novel, an homage to Jane Eyre. Read full book review >

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ALICE FAYE by Jane Lenz Elder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Strictly for the fans, but for them most welcome."
Carefully rendered portrait of a once-popular but now largely forgotten screen siren, the archetypal "Fox blonde" who set the tone for Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Like so many recent cookbooks, this exercise in recycling and streamlining can serve a utilitarian function but doesn't expand our cooking horizons. (Eight pages of color photographs—not seen.)"
There's no shortage of chicken recipes, or even chicken cookbooks, among the output of the last few years. Read full book review >

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FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL JEWISH COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

Levy says this book was inspired by a letter Julia Child wrote her 17 years ago, suggesting that she write a ``high-class book on Jewish cooking.'' An American raised on Eastern European Jewish fare, married to an Israeli, and well traveled in Europe (she has written a series of cookbooks with the umbrella title Fresh From France—none reviewed), she also credits a Jewish sister-in-law from India for yet another ethnic mix—so the international approach comes naturally. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TALK WITH LOLA FAYE by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2010

"An improbable tale slow to gather momentum, but darkly powerful in the end—a welcome recovery from the obscurantism of The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009)."
Another of Cook's retrospective strolls down Murder Lane begins with an apparently chance encounter at a typically dreary book signing. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KING by Martin McAlear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A quick but endlessly diverting fantasy story."
In the authors' debut medieval fantasy, a newly established kingdom finds that it isn't immune to the machinations of rival leaders. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >