Search Results: "Michael Kenyon"


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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KILL THE BUTLER! by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"He should apply for a patent."
When rich old Lou Langley is killed in a suspicious accident on his Long Island estate, Chief Rosko of the Dunehampton police, eager to prove he's doing everything he can, gets the bright idea of planting an English detective in the household as a butler—and the job naturally falls to Henry Peckover, the poet of Scotland Yard (Peckover Holds the Baby, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A FRENCH AFFAIR by Michael Kenyon
Released: June 8, 1993

"The wittiest, best-written French guide now on hand."
Amusing and smart food-and-travel memoir, set largely in southwestern France. Read full book review >

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PECKOVER AND THE BOG MAN by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"A winner."
The author's spirit of unbridled irreverence and gift for conveying regional accents get full play here as Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Henry Peckover (Peckover Joins the Choir, 1994, etc.) finds himself in Inverballoch, a remote corner of Scotland. Read full book review >

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PECKOVER JOINS THE CHOIR by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 1994

"Grave matters like theft, homicide, sabotage, and germ warfare are no match for Peckover's indomitable levity."
The two newest members of the Sealeigh Choral Society—Chief Inspector Henry Peckover (fresh from his last undercover assignment in 1993's Kill the Butler!) and his sidekick Constable Jason Twitty- -clamber aboard, without benefit of auditions, just in time for a concert tour of Ghent, Gap, Bra, and Andorra—where they expect a continuation of the rash of thefts of religious artifacts (so far, a madonna, a chalice, and a bit from a crown of thorns) from sites the choir has been visiting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >