Search Results: "Peter Healy"


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VENGEANCE IS SACRED by Peter Healy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2011

"A multilayered historical fictionpacked with action, suspense, magic and romance—great reading for general readers and literati alike."
Healy's debut historical novel is a study of the delicate difference between revenge and justice. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH by Luke Healy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Two parts historical, one part invention, a quiet contemplation and celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit. (afterword, author's note) (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Two early-20th-century expeditions intertwine with a 21st-century story in Healy's debut graphic novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An exceptional account of the development of the Constitution's most basic right and an illuminating story of remarkable friendships, scholarly communication and the conservative justice who actually changed his mind."
The writings of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes are the basis of today's interpretation of freedom of speech, but it took many great minds to convince him of its value. Seton Hall Law School professor Healy tells the engrossing tale of how it happened. Read full book review >

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SUDDEN TIMES by Dermot Healy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2000

"American readers will want a glossary of Anglo-Irish slang, but anyone who reads this will catch the brooding strangeness of this eerie, difficult book."
One man's descent into the hell of madness, pursued by men who may have killed his best friend, as told by the acclaimed novelist and poet (The Bend for Home, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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RIGHT TO DIE by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1991

"But nothing can save Andrus—and only the vivid characters, lots of Marathon lore, and the Boston backdrop salvage the far- fetched plot in this flawed but lively entertainment."
This time out, Boston's tough/sentimental p.i. Read full book review >

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INVASION OF PRIVACY by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

Russian ÇmigrÇ Olga Evorova's high-powered job in a Boston bank gives her plenty of access to databases, but she still can't find out anything about her closemouthed boyfriend Andrew Dees. Read full book review >

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THE STALKING OF SHEILAH QUINN by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1998

"A waste of Healy's talent likely to appeal only to hardcore lawyer-haters."
In a break from his highly regarded John Cuddy series (The Only Good Lawyer, 1998, etc.), Healy makes his legal-eagle heroine more victim than detective. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW GRAVES by Jeremiah Healy
Released: Aug. 6, 1992

"Cuddy's bloodless romance with assistant D.A. Nancy Meagher; her cat's medical problems; a parade of characters who'd be mute without their all-purpose four-letter words; and a tortoiselike pace—all add up to torpid, under-par fare from an old hand who usually satisfies."
Boston's low-keyed, unflappable p.i. Read full book review >

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SPIRAL by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The series (The Only Good Lawyer, 1998, etc.) has had finer moments."
Still reeling from the loss of his lover in a plane crash, Boston p.i. Read full book review >

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THE BEND FOR HOME by Dermot Healy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"With his descriptive talent and his knack for making comedy out of tragedy, Healy has written a beautiful, imaginative, full- blooded memoir."
Eschewing straightforward chronicle, Irish poet and novelist Healy (A Goat's Song, 1995), born in 1947, re-creates his upbringing through a series of impressionistic word-pictures and characterizationsmost poignantly of his father, a policeman who retired early due to ill health. Read full book review >

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THE HERO'S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE by Christopher  Healy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"Funny and full of heart. (Fantasy. 8 & up)"
The princes Charming reunite for another slapstick, kingdom-saving quest. Read full book review >