Search Results: "R.G. Belsky"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS by R.G. Belsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Gil's tiresome badinage, more redolent of attitude than wit, marks him as a Spenser wannabe. What shines brightest here is Belsky's talent for keeping the pace steady and fast so that every round of inquiries produces more satisfyingly tawdry revelations."
Daily News reporter Gil Malloy (The Kennedy Connection, 2014, etc.) probes another old murder whose victim was just as famous, though not just as real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLONDE ICE by R.G. Belsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"If you can overlook the comic-strip prose and by-the-numbers plotting, the hero is appealingly fallible—he's still carrying a torch for his ex, and he spends a fair amount of time temporizing and procrastinating—and there are some effective twists toward the end."
Daily News reporter Gil Malloy's third outing pits him against a serial killer who's also a member of the fairer sex. Read full book review >

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THE KENNEDY CONNECTION by R.G. Belsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"The truth about that awful day in November 1963 may never be known, but it's provided grist for a terrific story."
An engrossing journalistic thriller inspired by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY GETS THE BLUES by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Hip and stylized—yet, given its important humanitarian message, curiously enervated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Staub, a native of New Orleans, cloaks a worthy message in obscure metaphor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING PHILIP by Esther Averill
Released: Oct. 18, 1950

"Mark this as a three star attraction — for school, regional interest and a swell story."
A thrilling and sincerely conceived story of the great chief of the Narragansett Indians who led a "rebellion" against the New England colonists in 1675. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Although focusing more on parenthood's agony than its ecstasy, this should nevertheless provide food for thought for anyone who is expecting."
Penn State psychology professor Belsky and writer Kelly team up to produce a lively and realistic appraisal of the crucible of first-time parenthood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSING BREWSTER by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Well-meaning but incomplete. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Brewster is nervous and excited about starting first grade at Franklin, but, shortly before the big day, he and his brother Bryan find out they are to be bused to Central, the white school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANUKI’S GIFT by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"However, in this case the illustrations do redeem the text and will make this a satisfying tale for most collections in need of additional selections in the genre. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
An extensive author's note details the origins of this somewhat bland story of a priest who takes in a creature (Tanuki) suffering from the cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS JAZZ MAN by Karen Ehrhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Slight but snappy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehrhardt offers her version of the classic song, "This Old Man," with a few surprises. Read full book review >