Search Results: "Marco Vichi"


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DEATH IN AUGUST by Marco  Vichi
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Forget the ingenious, disposable mystery. Reading Vichi is like vacationing with friends who've lived in Florence all their lives, know how to enjoy all the high and low spots, and solve murders."
A first American appearance for a shrewd, worldly Florentine police inspector with some appealingly unexpected affinities. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE by Marco  Vichi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2013

"As the corpses pile up, Bordelli's ennui gets increasingly hard to sit through, even though it's only his second outing."
Inspector Franco Bordelli (Death in August, 2012) tracks a serial killer as only he can. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN SARDINIA by Marco  Vichi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2014

"Bordelli and his vast and varied criminal acquaintance remain as appealing as ever, but this world-weary elegy is one slow-moving train."
Despite the title, Inspector Franco Bordelli's third adventure to reach these shores (Death and the Olive Grove, 2013, etc.) adds a mysterious murder in Bordelli's home base of Florence to the eponymous death. Read full book review >

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THE JACKAL OF NAR by John Marco
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 1999

"An absorbing, deftly plotted, forgivably overlong debut with promising character developments and a well-rounded, satisfying end."
Jumbo fantasy, the first of a series entitled Tyrants and Kings, from newcomer Marco. Read full book review >

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SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM by Marco Zappia
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2013

"A pleasant read that espouses the merits of dedication and gives thoughtful advice to burgeoning editors."
Former video editor Zappia's debut memoir gives readers a look behind the scenes of some of America's iconic TV shows. Read full book review >

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THE SAINTS OF THE SWORD by John Marco
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Over to you."
Third installment of Marco's sword-and-sorcery series, Tyrants and Kings (The Grand Design, 2000, etc.), wherein the former spymaster, now emperor, Renato Biagio struggles to preserve his crumbling empire against an alliance of power-grabbers and evildoers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though he removes much of the romance from the idea of opening a wine store, Pasanella's clear-eyed memoir is a joy to read from beginning to end."
An absorbing look at establishing and managing a wine shop through many difficulties, including the financial downturn. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN DREAMS by Marco Rubio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Readers will know what's coming before they turn the first page—no better or worse than the average politico prose; as to the contents, all will depend on point of view."
Florida senator and conservative hero Rubio (An American Son, 2012) hits the hustings to proclaim a—surprise—right-wing economic platform.Read full book review >

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THE MADNESS OF MERCURY by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"This smartly written debut from di Marco (who wrote the Soup Lover's Mystery series as Connie Archer) sets the stage for a promising series, though future installments would benefit from developing the heroine's personal details more appealingly."
An astrologer wishes she were also a psychic when she's targeted as a practitioner of witchcraft and forced into sticking with a client who may be in danger. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HOLY WAR OF SANTIAGO DE CHILE by Marco Antonio de la Parra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This novel, so brilliantly conversant in so many genres and styles, seems curiously silent on these questions."
An odyssey through modern Chile by way of an apocalyptic cat- and-mouse game set in motion by the phrase: ``They're looking for you, Tito.'' Tito is Tito Livio, the novel's protagonist, an advertising executive and frustrated writer. ``They'' are more elusive: The forces of God and Satan, struggling to control the Chilean soul, have both dispatched goon squads after Tito, who possesses the clue to the missing fourth letter of the Tetragrammaton, the name of God that, when pronounced, unleashes infinite power and knowledge. Read full book review >