Search Results: "Michael Collins"


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Released: March 1, 1993

"An intriguing debut."
Collins, a native of Limerick and teaching fellow at the University of Chicago, offers eight gritty, violent tales of the Irish in his first story collection. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A WRITER by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"The suspense makes this a page-turner until the climax, as Collins's plot combines academic satire, philosophical speculation and tragedy."
Mystery, tragedy and farce converge in this engaging novel of considerable psychological depth. Read full book review >

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CASTRATO by Michael Collins
Released: March 23, 1989

This most ambitious of the series featuring one-armed p.i. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA IN RED by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 1992

"Violent, profane, and mostly dull."
Collins's one-armed, ruminative p.i. Read full book review >

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THE CADILLAC COWBOY by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"And when his story turns from detective yarn to a novel of character, it collapses into a series of speeches against rape and clear-cutting, and turns to family trees that explain every evil impulse."
The Santa Barbara police think Johnny Baliol tried to kill his father Ralph, a financial buccaneer; but Ralph's ex-wife Rachel, who can't believe Johnny would have the gumption to pull the trigger on his old man, summons her ex-husband, Langford Morgan, to the scene. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Highly animated—and rich in encounters both sad and hilarious."
An orthopedic surgeon's down-to-earth, fast-paced, and frequently funny memoir of his residency. Read full book review >

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LOST SOULS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Nicely done: relentlessly dark, unfailingly well written."
Ireland's Collins (The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters, 1993; etc.) decamps to Amish country for a neatly constructed tale of murder and mayhem. Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTIONISTS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fast, witty, and fun: highly entertaining but also highly forgettable."
A fortune-hunting scoundrel helps solve a murder case, in a picaresque thriller from Irish writer Collins (The Keepers of Truth, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRIME, PUNISHMENT AND RESURRECTION by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1992

"A mixed bag in which, truly, less is more."
In ``Resurrection,'' the novella centerpiece of this Dan Fortune collection (The Irishman's Horse, 1991, etc.), the one- armed p.i. is trying to find journalist George Rogers, reported killed in Africa. Read full book review >

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SPIES AND THIEVES, COPS AND KILLERS, ETC. by Michael Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Solid journeyman work, not dated but not especially memorable either."
From the creator of private eye Dan Fortune comes a miscellany of 17 stories, all but one published between 1962 and 1973. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Perfect graduation gift for a pre-med major, or even a bright young bricklayer."
In a prequel to his skillful memoir of his residency days, Hot Lights, Cold Steel (2005), orthopedic surgeon Collins reflects on his life before and during medical school. Read full book review >

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PSALMANDALA by Michael Patrick Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An ambitious, blustery debut that establishes a distinct and often arcane style."
Combining cosmic visions with earthy anecdotes, this hallucinogenic collection of poems tells of a moody man finding his place in the universe. Read full book review >