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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RESCUE by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"You may abhor the bad guys, but you just want to pinch the avenger."
The day after John Francis Cuddy stops to help a birthmarked kid named Eddie Haldon and his uneasy companion, Melinda, change a flat tire en route from New Hampshire to Boston, a floater off South Boston shows every sign of being Melinda, with no sign of Eddie at all. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Looks like Cuddy's 12th will be a bust—unless there's a last-minute burst of evidence whose timing puts this case well below Invasion of Privacy (1996)."
A successful Boston divorce lawyer has been executed; the estranged husband of his latest client, a churlish bigot, has been arrested for the murder. Read full book review >

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TURNABOUT by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2001

"Matthew Langway is no Cuddy, and this slickly plotted, arid little puzzle is miles below the talented author's most memorable work."
John Francis Cuddy (Spiral, 1999, etc.) must be out of town, because when Kenny Van Horne is kidnapped, his great-grandfather, millionaire Beacon Harbor (Mass.) tank seller General Alexander Van Horne, calls instead on Matthew Langway, the private eye who helped design his 27-acre compound's elaborate security system. Read full book review >

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LONG TIME, NO SEE by Dermot Healy
Released: July 2, 2012

"An affecting account of the love that leaps across a generation."
A young man holds his grief over the death of a friend in check by watching over his granduncle; a quietly impressive (if overlong) fourth novel from the Irish Healy (Sudden Times, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS CHASE by Sarah Healy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"The sisters' relationship—and their resilience—makes this novel powerful when it might otherwise have been prosaic."
An absorbing story of two sisters on the road. 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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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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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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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 >