Search Results: "Peter Blauner"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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MAN OF THE HOUR by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1999

"But Blauner's last thriller should be out in paperback just in time to read instead. (First printing of 175,000; $250,000 ad/promo budget)"
Taking a page from the Atlanta Olympics, Blauner turns a Coney Island high school teacher into a reluctant hero, and then a mercilessly persecuted suspect, in a terrorist bombing. Read full book review >

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CASINO MOON by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A bloody crime thriller with a human touch."
This vicious tale of Atlantic City mobster mayhem spins like a Ferris wheel gone haywire, clenching readers' stomachs into knots as tight as its plot. Read full book review >

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SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"A gripping crime story with an unusually powerful sense of character."
After 20 years in jail for a murder he may not have committed, a man is pursued by the detective who put him away. Read full book review >

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SLOW MOTION RIOT by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 1991

"A flawed but powerful debut, then, from a writer to watch."
A young probation officer finds his shining ideals tarnished by a psychotic felon—in an unwieldy but joltingly urban- authentic crime thriller awash in liberal sentiment. Read full book review >

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PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A top-notch crime novel that avoids easy resolutions and is all the better for its unanswered questions."
The murder of a liberal lawyer in Brooklyn puts his Iraq War veteran son and two detectives on a collision course in this complex, character-rich tale. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD DAY by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2003

"Every gossipy soul has a job, a spouse, and a hidden past Blauner (Man of the Hour, 1999, etc.) knows all about. The result is a whodunit that thinks it's an epic."
Ambitious attempt to focus all manner of contemporary suburban malaise on one woman's murder. Read full book review >

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THE INTRUDER by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Just try to tear yourself away from it long enough to cast the big-ticket movie. (First printing of 200,000; film rights to Mandalay)"
A memorably violent confrontation between a perfect New York family and a homeless man with nothing left to lose—and a lot more in common with the family than they'd like to think. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >