Search Results: "Matthew Daley"


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THE NOT-SO SECRET SOCIETY by Matthew Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An appealing adventure; vibrant in characterization, humor, and imagery."
Some tweens face their biggest challenge yet when their science fair submission morphs into a colossal, candy-crazed gummy bear in this graphic novel. Read full book review >

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IDEAS ABOVE OUR STATION by Ian Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"There's more chaff than wheat in this uneven book."
A collection of 15 short and rough-edged stories, first published in the U.K. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A solid plumbing of the forces driving a dominant and uniquely American industry. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
This study of the country-music industry takes a smart look at the business end of America's most popular musical genre. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENTS WITHIN by Robert Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Smarter than the sun at the beach, but probably too thin for the lamp in the reading room."
Combining earlier interests (France and subterfuge), veteran Daley (Nowhere to Run, 1996, etc.) offers an ably written account of Jewish refugee intrigue during WWII. Read full book review >

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RATF**KED by David Daley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A chilling intimation of the growing entrenchment of partisan politics."
An alarming study of the GOP's redrawing of the American political map across the country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"A warm exploration of the bond that might just keep humans sane 'until our own species can settle down again and act civilized.'"
TV documentary producer Olmert examines an important hormonal element in the health-giving ties of affection between humans and animals. Read full book review >

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The Dandy Vigilante by Kevin Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2014

"Vigilante justice leads to something more complex in this New England-accented novel about a multifaceted reporter."
A Boston reporter finds himself in the middle of a murder case after scuffling with street punks in Daley's (South Pacific Survivor: In Samoa, 2009) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE TO RUN by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1996

"Victoriano's presence turns out to be lucky for the characters, since without him they'd be denuded of the suspense situations that give them what substance they have."
An unlikely pair of cops forced into premature retirement team up against the hit men assigned to kill one of them, in NYPD specialist Daley's most serious dip yet into mainstream waters. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS OF FRANCE by Robert Daley
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1991

"An engaging story of a man's love affair with a country, and a congenial portrait of one writer's life."
Personal reminiscences of an aspiring American writer's life in France, mixed in with a vigorous dose of French history, by the author of A Faint Cold Fear, Year of the Dragon, etc.—a treat for Francophiles and Daley fans alike. Read full book review >

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WALL OF BRASS by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"But once it builds up steam, a powerful portrait of a bulldog cop who doesn't even know himself why he won't let go."
Which murder would New York City chief of detectives Bert P. Farber least like to be investigating? Read full book review >

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THE MARINERS HARBOR MESSIAH by Todd Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2017

"A compassionate portrait of a turbulent time in American history bolstered by intriguing protagonists and a fast-paced narrative."
A science teacher's life becomes transformed by his friendship with a charismatic and deeply spiritual man in this novel. Read full book review >