Search Results: "Malcolm Johnson"


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ON THE WATERFRONT by Malcolm Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An intriguing episodic account of true crime and survival on New York's outer edges."
A compilation of The New York Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1948-49 series, which uncovered widespread corruption and violence affecting the longshoremen who toiled along the city's crime-ridden waterfront. Read full book review >

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ONLY LIVING WITNESS by Malcolm Forsythe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"By the time the least likely character is neatly revealed as the murderer, few readers will care."
When Helen Forman decides to remodel the house her father Eddie gave her, the builder uncovers a corpse murdered 25 years ago. Read full book review >

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SUMMERLAND by Malcolm Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A debut made up much less of observed and felt life than of absorbed fiction. Let's see what Knox does when he writes his own book."
The world of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan is re-created with a puzzling mixture of stylistic grace and slavish imitation, in a confident first novel by a young Australian writer. Read full book review >

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TAMSIN HARTE by Malcolm Macdonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Bustling expectations for romance readers."
MacDonald's latest heart chart for beleaguered youth (Like a Diamond, 1999, etc.).This time, it's 1910 or so and snippy little Cornish virgin Tamsin Harte has her eye on the next step up. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 1946

"For sophisticates."
Here's another alcoholic nightmare told against a thoroughly knowledgeable background of Mexico, the people and the customs. Read full book review >

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A DECEPTIVE APPEARANCE by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 1992

"Spritely and literate but still a notch beneath the author's best work."
London investment banker Tim Simpson (Sheep, Goats, and Soap, etc.), with some knowledge of perfume and cosmetics from his Brazil experience several cases back, is dispatched to Paris to assess the Bellevie cosmetics firm. Read full book review >

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THE DOWER HOUSE by Malcolm Macdonald
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"This series debut from prolific Macdonald (Rose of Nancemellin, 2001, etc.) explores the dynamics of the relationships between the Europeans and their very different English hosts. It's all heartbreaking and romantic, with intimations of future happiness."
A group of artists and artisans try communal living at a country house in 1947 England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A startling account of a desperate problem boiling on and spilling over the border."
Mexico City-based investigative journalist Beith presents the bloody story of Mexico's drug-trafficking kingpin. Read full book review >

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TO THE HERMITAGE by Malcolm Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2001

A love letter of sorts to the leading "philosophe" of the Enlightenment, as well as an urbane satire on the pretensions and absurdities of academe. Read full book review >

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PROMISES TO KEEP by Malcolm Macdonald
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The last in the Dowager House trilogy (Strange Music, 2012, etc.) deftly concludes its often heartbreaking story of love, ambition and redemption."
Long after a diverse group of families have created a good life in the wake of the horrors of World War II, the past comes back to haunt one of them. Read full book review >