Search Results: "Michael Gregorio"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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UNHOLY AWAKENING by Michael Gregorio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Stiffeniis' fourth case (A Visible Darkness, 2009, etc.) may be excessively florid, but it maintains suspense and an authentic period feel throughout."
Could the serial killer terrorizing the village of Lotingen be a vampire? Read full book review >

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CRY WOLF by Michael Gregorio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"This series kickoff by the author of the Hanno Stiffeniis historical mysteries (Unholy Awakening, 2010, etc.) features some deliciously dry humor and a lively, tough-minded plot."
A new park ranger with a secret past seeks peace in the wilderness but instead finds an organized crime blood feud. Read full book review >

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DAYS OF ATONEMENT by Michael Gregorio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Gregorio's ambitious second novel successfully suggests the rococo fiction of its era."
In turbulent 19th-century Prussia, a magistrate is summoned from his country refuge to solve a heinous multiple murder. Read full book review >

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LONE WOLF by Michael Gregorio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Gregorio juggles his multiple plot threads briskly if not entirely persuasively. His patching together of seemingly disparate fictional tropes has an offbeat appeal, and his savvy, stand-up ranger is a charming hero."
Umbria park ranger Sebastiano Cangio searches for a monstrous killer on the loose while he ducks a ruthless crime syndicate. Read full book review >

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THINK WOLF by Michael Gregorio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2016

"The second in this new series by the prolific Gregorio deftly walks a fine line, simmering with cheeky humor but maintaining the tension of the plot."
An Italian park ranger becomes a target of an organized crime family, or maybe of demonic fairies roaming the forest. Read full book review >

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A VISIBLE DARKNESS by Michael Gregorio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"The third dose of Stiffeniis (Days of Atonement, 2008, etc.) boasts the same strong evocation of history and, refreshingly, a looser and more confident narrative voice."
The casualties of war provide cover for a brutal serial killer. Read full book review >

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CRITIQUE OF CRIMINAL REASON by Michael Gregorio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"Like Umberto Eco, Gregorio has succumbed to the allure of fictional speculation about great works of western philosophy that were never written. Unlike The Name of the Rose, however, there's very little pleasure to be had in this dark, grotesque and, yes, rather illogical novel."
In the winter of 1804, an unusually well-trained judge returns to Königsberg, Prussia's intellectual center, to investigate a series of murders associated with something known as the Devil's Claw. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >