Search Results: "Peter Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO NEVER RETURNED by Peter Quinn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2010

"This hybrid of mystery and history builds a compelling case but sets a leisurely pace in the process."
A novel that suggests a fictional resolution to a historical mystery. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JIMMY by Peter Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"Well written and researched, showcasing the author's pride in his Irish Catholic heritage."
Uneven collection of essays, articles, reviews and speeches on the history and identity of the Irish in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUR OF THE CAT by Peter Quinn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2005

"Good thriller. Historic figures seldom ring true in fiction, but Quinn pulls it off."
Ties forged in the trenches of WWI link a New York private eye with the future head of the CIA, in a well-done 1939-set thriller from Quinn, whose 1994 Banished Children of Eve covered the same city in the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRY BONES by Peter Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Gripping up to the end, the bookwhich takes its title from the old spiritual about everything being connected—will send readers who were new to Quinn back to his other books in the series."
Quinn's final installment in a spy trilogy that began with Hour of the Cat (2005) and The Man Who Never Returned (2010) sends New York PI Fintan Dunne on a secret wartime mission to Slovakia to rescue OSS officers from the last gasps of Nazi aggression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE by Peter Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Full of melodramatic turns and insistently benevolent views of Irish excess, but a spirited tale of city demographics in painful transition, with its vitality generally compensating for an otherwise loosely threaded patchwork of adventures. (First printing of 50,000)"
In a sprawling debut, Quinn, chief speechwriter for Time Warner, pays long, lusty tribute to his Irish-American heritage and his hometown, New York City, while exploring one of the darker moments in the city's history—the bloody Draft Riots of 1863. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A relentlessly captivating study of two remarkable individuals who helped extend the roles of American women in the public policy realm."
A dual biography of the 30-year relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and Lorena Hickok (1893-1968). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >