Search Results: "Michael Harvey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOVERNOR'S WIFE by Michael Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Harvey makes political corruption personal: this isn't a story of anonymous millions being shuffled between various offshore accounts. The consequence of every decision in Kelly's gritty world bleeds."
A seasoned PI tackles Chicago corruption head-on when he's hired to look into the disappearance of a popular but dirty governor. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH FLOOR by Michael Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dry wit, delectable clues and tricky leads hallmark this trenchant tale of the Windy City."
PI Michael Kelly digs into the history of the Great Chicago Fire for his second case in what's shaping up as a strong series (The Chicago Way, 2007). Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENCE GAME by Michael Harvey
Released: May 9, 2013

"Not as tricky and gritty as Harvey's Kelly cases, but the appealing kids at the book's center pick up the slack and leave us wanting more."
The pursuers nearly upstage the pursued in this thriller about the brutal serial killings of young boys. Read full book review >

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THE CHICAGO WAY by Michael Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"If you can shrug off the mannered narration, ex-TV producer Harvey ends up delivering the goods."
Nine years after the Chicago Police Department let a rapist slip between their fingers, people involved in the case are dying by the dozen in this heartfelt, ambitious, highly derivative debut. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD RAIL by Michael Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2010

"The mystery is lumpy and unsurprising, but Harvey unfolds his tale with no preliminaries, no digressions and barely an extra word—just a book-length jolt of pure adrenaline."
Laconic private eye Michael Kelly goes up against a killer who evidently wants to avenge a 30-year-old outrage by executing everyone in the Windy City. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTON by Michael Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey's fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences."
A reporter returns to the violent Boston suburb of his youth when a series of murders appears linked to his past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAVEN SPEAK by Diane Lee Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2010

"Classic storytelling. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Asa Coppermane's Viking chieftain father and all the other able-bodied men are away searching for food, her feverish mother is near death and her older brothers are already dead and stacked in one of the barns, awaiting spring thaw for burial. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HOUSE by Harvey Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1994

"The author's pen-and-watercolor illustrations nicely capture the warmth of this special relationship and its shared pleasures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A realistic account of a little boy's visit to his grandpa's home, distinguished by some imaginative touches (Grandpa names a sandbar ``Woody's island'' because it ``goes away and then always comes back again, just like you do'') and the fact that this Grandpa is modeled on the author's father, author-illustrator James Stevenson. Read full book review >

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DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >