Search Results: "Patrick Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

THICK AS THIEVES by Patrick Quinn
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"First of a series featuring the surviving players."
A ho-hum heist of food stamps (food stamps?) from a midwestern printing plant erupts in a string of firecracker violence when one of the principals decides to double-cross the hired help. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1963

"Important for any literate home or library."
All the laconic scholarship and lightning sharp interpretations and insights which have made Graves' studies of the Greek myths one of the most seductive source books of the decade are here brought to bear with equal effectiveness on the Book of Genesis. Read full book review >

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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE COLORING BOOK by Colin Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and gritty comedy served with just a little too much rancor. Quinn squanders a promising opportunity in a memoir that ping-pongs between bar-stool pontification and bad-boy confessional."
The comedian and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host tackles race and political correctness. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Human cunning and canine smarts triumph once again."
Backcountry hiking turns out to be no walk in the park for the indomitable Chet and his human partner Bernie. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Susan Quinn
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Quinn's study makes it clear that Curie's twin passions—for life and for science—sustained her thorough formidable personal tragedies and public catastrophes. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections)"
A touching, three-dimensional portrait of the Polish-born scientist and two-time Nobel Prize winner. Read full book review >

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THE LION OF ST. MARK by Thomas Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"As history, okay. As polemic, obvious. As historical fiction, merely so-so."
There's no rest for a late-Renaissance Venetian. When there's a lull in making a fortune or harassing the infidel, there's always an intrigue to be made against some other Venetian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An amusing and informative memoir about an alternative approach to education."
A mother's candid and humorous account of the exploits of homeschooling her child. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF B by Daniel Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The combination equals Quinn, and makes for a helluva rant."
Loose sequel to Quinn's debut novel, Ishmael (1992), the odd and controversial winner of the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Award. Read full book review >

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THE SUM OF ALL KISSES by Julia Quinn
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Charmingly romantic, with compelling edges of dark conflict and sexual tension."
Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice have good reasons for disliking each other, so neither expects the attraction that springs up when they're forced to spend time together; however, there are a wealth of secrets and obstacles they must overcome to win happiness. Read full book review >