Search Results: "Paul H. Deepan"


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THE FRUIT OF THE DENDRAGON TREE by Paul H. Deepan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2010

"A unique, daring fantasy more interested in morality than the dazzle of other worlds."
A novel about a young man's journey to a fantastic place, with real-world consequences for himself and his family. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEBOAT MURDERS by Paul H. Wagner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"A for effort, with bonus points for originality."
An unusual detective novel blends genres and clichés to create a suspenseful, likeable story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1996

"Jeffers is convincing in asserting that T.R. was highly instrumental both in bringing attention to the problem of foreign powers operating near our shores and along our Pacific frontier, and in strengthening American resolve and national defenses. (14 photos, not seen)"
A lively account of an important period in Theodore Roosevelt's career, when he first entered the national stage as a statesman, helped transform the US into a world power, and distinguished himself as a hero of the Spanish-American war. Read full book review >

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WHAT MOMMY SAID by H. Paul Jeffers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"The susurrus of references to the longer genre may be a plus for some mystery-lovers, although it put at least one of them into a deep sleep."
Nine-year-old Sebastian Duncan returns from a near-death experience with the startling news that his mother Jenny appeared to him and said that, no, she didn't take an accidental overdose of sedatives at a house party last year—she was murdered. Read full book review >

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A GRAND NIGHT FOR MURDER by H. Paul Jeffers
Released: July 18, 1995

"None of this carries any more weight than a round of Trivial Pursuit, of course, but readers approaching in the proper spirit of irreverence will find the proceedings lightsome and the solution appropriately tidy."
Journeyman Jeffers (Murder On Mike, 1984, etc.) returns to the mystery fold with this waggishly entertaining salute to the Mystery Writers of America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"No milestone in criminological history but, rather, light, knowledgeable, appealingly ghastly fare for true-crime buffs. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
That in 1748 novelist Henry Fielding, then a London magistrate, formed the Bow Street Runners—the precursor of Scotland Yard—is just one of the enjoyable curiosities that Jeffers (Who Killed Precious?, 1991, etc.) presents in this lively account of England's famed police force. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A readable history of a man who tried to do his best, handicapped by the subject's limits and the author's ulterior motives."
In an effort to bring to Grover Cleveland the public acclaim he has not had since the 19th century, popular historian and crime novelist Jeffers (Who Killed Precious?, 1991, etc.) tells the story of this honest, decent, and somewhat boring Chief Executive. Read full book review >

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NEWS AND THE CULTURE OF LYING by Paul H. Weaver
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"This book should trouble the soul of any self-reflective journalist and help reframe the business of press criticism."
A provocative mix of history, anecdote, and argument from a journalist and scholar who sees the conventions of the news business as leading to exercises of ``deceit, manipulation and exploitation.'' A former Fortune editor and corporate flack, Weaver (The Suicidal Corporation, 1987) is currently affiliated with the conservative Hoover Institution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1991

"Nonetheless: lively, informative, and timely."
An in-depth, detailed rundown by veteran TV and print journalist Jeffers of the workings of the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) at the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime in Quantico, Va.—the same unit that's featured in The Silence of the Lambs. Read full book review >

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A READER'S GUIDE TO MURDER by H. Paul Jeffers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 1996

"The resulting puzzle, which cheats by ending with still another literary borrowing, may be paradise for Christiephiles, but the lamentable lack of real ingenuity (not to mention the unthinkable virtues of realism and emotional engagement) should warn off the less devoted."
Calling all Agatha Christie fans: Somebody with an impish sense of humor and an encyclopedic knowledge of Christie's corpus is bent on creating ten murders more or less (mostly less) in the image of her stories and novels, and tweaking Chief of Detectives Harvey Goldstein, NYPD (A Grand Night for Murder, 1995), with his knowledge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A thoughtful analysis by an old cold warrior of how to meet post-cold-war challenges."
Reflective essays that, the author says, ``prick out a way of looking at political problems: ideas appropriate to the last decade of the century.'' Former top nuclear-arms negotiator Nitze (Diplomacy/Johns Hopkins; From Hiroshima to Glasnost, 1989) was assistant secretary of defense and secretary of the navy under JFK. Read full book review >