Search Results: "Michael Kurland"


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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MY SHERLOCK HOLMES by Michael Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"No one story is outstanding—but what does that matter in a saga clearly destined to go on forever?"
Hasn't everybody in the Holmes canon, from Irene Adler to Inspector Lestrade, already been heard from? Read full book review >

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TOO SOON DEAD by Michael Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1997

"Clueless in every sense of the word."
Beware of strangers bearing stacks of scandalously revealing photos they want to leave with you, even if they look really juicy—the oblivious principals include a US senator, a superior court judge, and a saintly philanthropist—and even if digging dirt is all in a day's work for you. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS OF INDIA by Michael Kurland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"The fourth Moriarty novel by the prolific Kurland (The Great Game, 2001, etc.) carries forward the never-ending franchise with authentic flavor."
The diabolical (and misunderstood) criminal genius turns sleuth to clear his name, perhaps finding the missing Sherlock Holmes in the process. Read full book review >

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WHO THINKS EVIL by Michael Kurland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A preposterous, entertaining farrago."
In Kurland's (Victorian Villainy, 2011, etc.) latest tale of Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes once again takes a back seat to his historic nemesis as they battle sinister assassins to keep Victoria on the English throne. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GAME by Michael Kurland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Kurland (The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes, 1998, etc.) provides foolish period entertainment that, unlike even its most minor characters, means no harm in the world."
Despite the slanderous imprecations of Sherlock Holmes, who shares an amusing prologue with him, Professor James Moriarty not only isn't "the Napoleon of modern crime," he's an eminent mathematician who's available for a delicate diplomatic mission to 1891 Vienna. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS IN THE HIGH-HEELED SHOES by Michael Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"A smidgen better grounded than the equally effervescent Too Soon Dead (1997), though fans who don't share Kurland's nostalgia for an Olde New York of cocktails, cabaret singers, snappy repartee, and Damon Runyon zanies won't find much meat on these singing bones."
Two-Headed Mary, the philanthropic panhandler who dresses like a society matron when she approaches theatergoers for donations to nonexistent charities, is missing. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. 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 >