Search Results: "Peter Spiegelman"


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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THICK AS THIEVES by Peter Spiegelman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2011

"Character-driven with a protagonist as enigmatic as he is compelling. But what really sets this apart is the quality of Spiegelman's writing: 'Backlit on the 14th tee, Mr. Boyce is a slab of granite escaped from the quarry, or spare parts from Stonehenge.' It's not every day genre prose gets that kind of polish (Red Cat, 2007, etc.)."
Techno thieves fall out. Read full book review >

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DR. KNOX by Peter Spiegelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"The plot complications get more outlandish as they go, but the dark urban atmosphere keeps the book grounded in gritty reality."
A well-intentioned doctor working with prostitutes and junkies in the seedier parts of Los Angeles can get himself into big trouble. So learns the hero of Spiegelman's (Thick As Thieves, 2011, etc.) noir thriller as his noble aims make him the target of Russian terrorists and shady American business moguls. Read full book review >

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RED CAT by Peter Spiegelman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Gritty atmosphere and clever plotting enhance a fine addition to the noir tradition."
John March (Death's Little Helpers, 2005, etc.) returns to the crime scene in the third installment of an impressive series. Read full book review >

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DEATH’S LITTLE HELPERS by Peter Spiegelman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2005

"Spiegelman's dialogue does at times descend to talkiness, slowing the pace accordingly, but his is a serious talent that rewards interest now with better around the corner."
Private eye John March follows the money again in a worthy sequel to his impressive debut (Shamus-winner Black Maps, 2003). Read full book review >

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BLACK MAPS by Peter Spiegelman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2003

"A provocative debut, likely to exercise its film rights."
Not so much a who-dun-it as a who-didn't, Spiegelman's first sets its hard-boiled sights on high-finance, money laundering, and extortion. 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 O'TOOLE by Robert Sellers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This engrossing biography of an often excruciatingly difficult though uniquely gifted actor should encourage readers to seek out some of O'Toole's many memorable film performances."
The life and career of enigmatic stage and film actor Peter O'Toole (1932-2013). Read full book review >

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PUFFIN PETER by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A sweet tale of friendship and persistence. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a storm separates two best friends, the other sea creatures step in to try and facilitate a reunion. Read full book review >

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PETER SQUARED by Ken Goldberg
Released: July 23, 2012

"By turns comic and tragic, readers must form their own opinions about what truly constitutes sanity in an insane world."
Clinical psychologist Goldberg's first novel explores the twin concepts of outsider status and insanity, with a mathematical twist. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2012

"Thin soup, but perhaps useful as a prelude to seeing the film for the first time or as a keepsake afterward. (iPad movie storybook app. 4-6)"
So scanty is this condensation of the tale's 1953 Disney version that the mermaids, the Indians (except for Tiger Lily) and even the crocodile make only cameo appearances—but there are plenty of interactive side features to compensate, along with art that looks like it came from a contemporary adaptation. Read full book review >