Search Results: "Peter Robb"


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A DEATH IN BRAZIL by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2004

"An affectionate, probing cultural portrait, as stark as it is entertaining."
Under intellectual scrutiny from a part-time resident, the world's fifth largest country comes alive as "the oddest and most thrilling" in our hemisphere. Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 1998

"This narrative is itself an eclectic and sumptuous meal that- -through no fault of the author's—leaves the diner with a bitter taste in the mouth."
If it's true, as the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia once said, that Sicily is a metaphor for the modern world, then author Robb has plumbed the depths of the world. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A helpful, amusing, no-nonsense oyster manual for the layperson."
The briny underbelly of one of the world's most respected seafoods. Read full book review >

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SCALP MOUNTAIN by Julia Robb
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"Deep research and empathy for her rounded characters make this Western stand out."
Family dramas propel this spare, anti-romantic Western. Read full book review >

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INDULGENCE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Robb, the futuristic alter ego of Nora Roberts, has churned out more than 35 titles in the In Death series. Here there's a sprinkling of droids, techie hardware and off-planet references, but mainly an old-fashioned love story interrupted by gore."
Thrill killing 50 years in the future. Read full book review >

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CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"More heartfelt than most of Eve's futuristic adventures (Thankless in Death, 2013, etc.) but less suspenseful, since Eve decides pretty early on, based on little more than a hunch, who the killer is, and she turns out—lo and behold—to be right."
A grisly discovery in a decrepit Hell's Kitchen building opens a case for Lt. Eve Dallas that has its roots all the way back in 2045. Read full book review >

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CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Robb does all too little with the promising notion of doubling the cops with the actresses who play them, or indeed with any other elements of this futuristic, but surprisingly retro, closed-circle game of Hollywood squares."
A Hollywood party at which Lt. Eve Dallas and Det. Delia Peabody get to spend quality time with the actresses playing them in a new movie is interrupted by what turns out to be only the latest in a long string of murders. Read full book review >

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Following in the Footsteps of God by Robb F.
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"Contains some big ideas, but not the best place to start for spiritual enlightenment."
Robb F.'s fourth book continues his series of spiritual insights. Read full book review >

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ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Robb knows her audience will be highly sympathetic to a police heroine who has to walk a crime scene in uncomfortably fashionable stiletto heels, but along the winding trail to the easily spotted villain, she's not afraid to throw in some descriptions that will earn this installment an R for serious sexual violence."
The winter of 2061 finds New York still with no cure for blizzards, or for serial felonies. Read full book review >