Search Results: "Mark Lane"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"The book flows easily from one quest to the next, always delivering unbiased information supported by well-researched facts."
Readers may not recognize the author's name, but he has been fighting for the rights of underdogs for nearly 60 years. His autobiography describes his entry into the world of political activism with the modesty often found in those who overachieve. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Well-reasoned at every point, Lane's convincing report sounds like the last word on the assassination—but for an alternate scenario, see Mark North's Act of Treason (below)."
The author of Rush to Judgment, the first book to attack the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of JFK, takes on the CIA's possible role in the murder, by way of Florida jury trial. Read full book review >

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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S LANE by John Wainwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1992

"An irritating low in this author's wildly uneven production."
Detective-Superintendent Lyle of Rogate-on-Sands (The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.), again to the rescue. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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Bloody Lane by Martin E. Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery."
A Justice Department investigator's latest case is the killing of a Civil War re-enactor, his body cropping up on Maryland's Antietam Battlefield in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An evocative record of a year in the woods and an interesting study in enacting one's beliefs."
A restless city poet recounts her experiment with country living. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dated sermonizing on career versus motherhood, and conflict driven by characters' willed helplessness, sap this tale of poignancy."
Lifelong, conflicted friendship of two women is the premise of Hannah's maudlin latest (Magic Hour, 2006, etc.), again set in Washington State. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S MARK by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"Heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Talk of the upcoming election permeates the African-American community because, for the first time, they will be permitted to vote alongside their white neighbors. Read full book review >