Search Results: "Margaret Heffernan"


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A BIGGER PRIZE by Margaret Heffernan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"The step-by-step accumulation of argument and evidence is overwhelming in its thoroughness and attention to detail."
Entrepreneur Heffernan (Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril, 2011, etc.) systematically deconstructs the social myths associated with hypercompetitiveness while providing a formidable case about how counterproductive, and even perverse, it can be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not a bolt of lightning, but a sharp-eyed perspective on the ever-gathering storm."
Former CEO turned blogger explores the reasons why we don't or won't see what we should. Read full book review >

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CORSICAN HONOR by William Heffernan
Released: Aug. 13, 1992

"Busy, bloody, generally gripping—and tougher than a barrel of Corleones, though not nearly as clever."
Sprawling, spirited follow-up to The Corsican (1983)—one of the violent crime dramas that Heffernan specialized in before his lighter mystery-thrillers (Blood Rose, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SCIENTOLOGY MURDERS by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers who can tolerate the clunky exposition, cartoon bogeymen, and snippets of Scientologist jargon will find the Alaskan finale a highly entertaining piece of payback."
The Dead Detective pursues miscreants attached to the Church of Scientology from their Florida headquarters to the Yukon State. Read full book review >

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RITUAL by William Heffernan
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Released: March 29, 1989

Who's running around Manhattan lopping off heads with a bronze are and obsidian knife just like an ancient Toltec priest? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Heffernan (The Dead Detective, 2010, etc.) swings his vivid tale back and forth between past and present, war and peace—a neat tour de force he pulls off with admirable assurance."
When Johnny comes marching home from the Civil War, someone murders him. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAUR CLUB by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"An enormously entertaining yarn that puts the concept of human resources in an arresting new perspective. (Film rights to Warner Bros.)"
A jocose but pointed fable from Heffernan (Corsican Honor, 1992, etc.) pits aging executives against impatient young guns whose corporate strategies don't put people first. Read full book review >

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A TIME GONE BY by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Heffernan's case holds attention throughout, but his characters and their melancholy are seldom palpable or haunting."
Passion tips the scales of justice in an engaging if somewhat disappointing thriller. Read full book review >

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RED ANGEL by William Heffernan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2000

"The result is almost as much unsatisfactory travelogue as unsatisfactory thriller."
After two outings, Heffernan (Cityside, 1999, etc.) summons veteran NYPD Inspector Paul Devlin from hiatus, but then, willy-nilly, whisks him from the Big Apple, where he's done his best work, to Castro's Cuba, where Devlin's lover, the beautiful Adrianna, goes to claim the body of her favorite aunt, Maria, killed in a Havana auto accident. Read full book review >

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HOTAKA by John  Heffernan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A gripping examination of a tsunami and its aftermath. (map, author's note, timeline, glossary) (Historical fiction. 7-13)"
A fictionalized narrative follows a young survivor of the 2011 tsunami in Japan and looks at how his life and town change in its wake. Read full book review >