Search Results: "Mickey Wyte"


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A FASHION TO KILL by Mickey Wyte
Released: April 11, 2012

"A gripping, satisfying whodunit."
When Jack Centaur's niece makes her modeling debut in a crime scene photo, he goes in search of her murderer in Wyte's gritty debut mystery. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING’S DOWN THERE by Mickey Spillane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"If Hammer's last case, Black Alley (1996), was an exercise in shamus nostalgia, this yarn regresses even further to the Boy's Own Adventure period, complete with the girl in the pink bikini the hero wouldn't dream of seducing."
What a difference a half-century makes. The legendary hard-boiled master's latest seafaring adventure, less Mike Hammer than Ernest Hemingway, packs all the wallop of a newborn kitten. Read full book review >

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A FEW THOUSAND WORDS ABOUT LOVE by Mickey Pearlman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 14, 1998

"A meaningful collection for those wishing to contemplate the immensity of love. (Author tour)"
Truths and memorable voices fill this sharp essay collection about the nature of love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Surely the breeziest account yet of the Blacklist."
Slapdash memoir from a once-blacklisted actor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"Frequent celebrity coauthor Herskowitz (This 'n' That by Bette Davis, 1987, etc.) helps the slugger achieve a low-key, no-frills prose style that packs a lot of information (and some good gossip) into a fairly short book. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Given Mantle's well-known fondness for the bottle (and his widely publicized decision to seek treatment for it earlier this year), it's perhaps not surprising that his book opens and closes with a plea to kids not to abuse drugs or alcohol. Read full book review >

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ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane
Released: March 5, 1951

"Slambang-brazen — snarling — fleshy — this is the usual lush pulpery."
Mike Hammer, licensed investigator and a bit too lethal for police and society's rules, sticks it out to the end in a case too hot to handle because of its political and Communistic angles. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR SONNY SKIES by Mickey Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Try Rooney's dribble-and-bounce autobiography, Life Is Too Short (1991), for sturdier stuff."
Like the celluloid career of the author, this tale about the search for the truth about a deceased star's past reels out yards of energetic banality with some happy surprises—here, bits of Hollywood authentica and a few real funnies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2012

"A spirited, well-constructed argument for reform that does not shy away from comprehensive solutions."
A 16-year veteran of Congress examines why political partisanship has become so dysfunctional. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A passionate and profoundly life-affirming collection. (Serial rights to Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Utne Reader, etc.)"
Pearlman, editor of Listen to Their Voices (1993) and A Voice of One's Own (not reviewed), has a talent for rustling up the most interesting guests for her literary salons. Read full book review >

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BLACK ALLEY by Mickey Spillane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Longtime fans (the only conceivable audience) will find Hammer's quaintly dated narration, compounded equally of sadism and sexual prudery, an archeological treasure worth far more than that measly $89 billion. (Mystery Guild selection)"
Mike Hammer's in bad shape, and no wonder—it's nearly 50 years since his historic debut in I, the Jury, and seven years since his last outing, The Killing Man. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH PRINCESS by Mickey Clement
Released: March 23, 1994

"Nothing new or rivetingly insightful, but a pleasingly told tale that touches the heart."
A conventional Irish-American first novel with all expected elements—close-knit families, suffocating religiosity, and mordant fatalism—that nonetheless movingly celebrates love and true grit. Read full book review >

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A PLACE CALLED HOME by Mickey Pearlman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"But each essay is wonderful in its own right and deserves to be read with care and concentration. (Author tour)"
Veteran anthologist Pearlman (Between Friends, 1994, etc.) comes up with yet another collection of original, lyrical pieces from a stellar group of writers. Read full book review >