Search Results: "Peter Steiner"


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THE CAPITALIST by Peter Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Morgon's fifth adventure impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability."
When a retired CIA operative goes after a Machiavellian investment expert, it's personal. Read full book review >

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L’ASSASSIN by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2008

"New Yorker cartoonist Steiner's best passages explore the subtler colors in human relationships, and his prose is packed with quirky surprises. Think of the overly twisty plot as a MacGuffin for a series of sublimely observed scenes."
In the world of espionage, old grievances die hard...or don't die at all. Read full book review >

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A FRENCH COUNTRY MURDER by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Steiner's studied understatement—the unmysterious tale unfolds largely in retrospective summary—renders the stuff of international intrigue into a coolly telegraphic portrait of betrayal."
One perfect June morning in 1995, Louis Morgon, a State Department analyst retired to the village of Saint Leon sur Dême, opens the door of his chalet to find a dead man on his doorstep. Read full book review >

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THE RESISTANCE by Peter Steiner
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Morgon's fourth appearance (The Terrorist, 2010, etc.) is a subtle and complex thriller/whodunit, written with wit, intelligence and luminous precision."
Three decades after it began, an unlikely investigator examines the way the Nazi occupation of France turned neighbor against neighbor and led to murder. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES AROUND THE WORLD by Joan Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Again showing her genius for turning found materials into realistic structures and scenes, Steiner conducts viewers on a world tour, from the sliced-bread-and-peanut-butter terraces of Machu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Cookies. Read full book review >

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PROOFS by George Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Rich and challenging, this is a small but significant contribution to what is already an impressive, diverse body of work."
A novella and three offbeat stories represent the return of British culture critic and scholar Steiner (Real Presences, 1989; Martin Heidegger, 1979; etc.) to fiction after more than a decade, displaying his inimitable style and erudition in fine form. Read full book review >

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DREAMTIME by Robert Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"An unusually personal glimpse into the mystical, certain to haunt readers long after the last page."
A series of artfully constructed stories that explores the divide between the mundane and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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PERSONS UNKNOWN by Susie Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A second adventure that strikes all the right notes—layered mystery, incisive cultural context, and a delightful protagonist who deserves a place alongside other beloved literary detectives."
Steiner's (Missing, Presumed, 2016, etc.) intrepid, dysfunctional detective, Manon Bradshaw, returns on a case that quickly becomes personal. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES JR. by Joan Steiner
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Captioned by couplets, closed with a complete key to materials, these pages take Walter Wick's photographs for the I Spy series a step further, to an imagination- expanding realm where a pencil or a breadstick can play any number of amazing roles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Steiner brings the dazzling ingenuity of her debut, Look-Alikes (1998) to a series of less dense, but no less savory, sight games for younger children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2001

"Striking, fresh, and convincing: Anyone who thinks hard about art and gender should read this."
This latest installment of Steiner's (The Scandal of Pleasure, 1995) distinguished work in aesthetics considers 20th-century art in light of its peculiar hostility to beauty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Unsatisfying survey of an issue that will be increasingly important in the coming years."
A look at the rise of algorithms and how they can be found in nearly every aspect of modern life. Read full book review >