Search Results: "R.J. Ellory"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD SIGNS by R.J. Ellory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"The story has enough depth to work on a few levels: as an existential look at the nature of fate or as a gripping story in its own right. And it wouldn't be a stretch to see the caring Clay and the violent Digger as symbols of America's divided psyche at this point in its history."
Is it truly possible to be born under a bad sign? The half brothers in Ellory's (Ghostheart, 2015, etc.) latest novel think so, and their attempts to shake their destiny are the subject of a haunting thriller set in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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A QUIET VENDETTA by R.J. Ellory
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"It even approaches happy, if you don't mind your happiness—and a lesson in family values—soaked in blood and brains. A satisfying effort in a franchise devoted to double-digit mayhem."
The hits keep coming in multiple-murder-master Ellory's (The Anniversary Man, 2010, etc.) latest—literally. Read full book review >

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CITY OF LIES by R.J. Ellory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"If garrulous gangsters appeal, this is the thriller for you."
An operatic, excessively serious thriller about an angry, feckless, blocked writer lured back to New York City to learn that there is more, much more, to his past than he thought. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE by R.J. Ellory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Ellroy (The Anniversary Man, 2010, etc.) proceeds from an unlikely premise: that a CIA man would start whacking his compatriots to indict the feds. But conspiracy buffs will have a field day."
A serial killer plies his trade in the nation's capital. Read full book review >

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SAINTS OF NEW YORK by R.J. Ellory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"Ellory (City of Lies, 2013, etc.) tells a compelling story with a well-drawn hero who's admirable if not always likable—even if the ending wraps all the loose ends a little too tidily."
A tense psychological thriller about an emotionally damaged New York City homicide cop. Read full book review >

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THE ANNIVERSARY MAN by R.J. Ellory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2010

"Ellory's prose is rather colorless, the plot lacks pace and momentum and Irving, at the center of it, is lackluster."
Uneven thriller about a New York City police detective who tracks a copycat serial killer. Read full book review >

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WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Auggie, from the bestselling novel Wonder (2012), returns as a picture-book protagonist. Read full book review >

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ALICE AND THE ASSASSIN by R.J. Koreto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"The first daughter's lively personality, her chemistry with her Secret Service agent, and Koreto's (Death Among Rubies, 2016, etc.) detailed knowledge of turn-of-the century New York City make for an entertaining series debut."
Determined young Alice Roosevelt investigates the killing of her father Theodore's predecessor, William McKinley. Read full book review >

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A POCKET FULL OF MURDER by R.J.  Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Thoroughly entertaining. (Fantasy.10-14)"
Their mother's death and their father's struggle to find work have taken a toll on the four Breck sisters: Annagail, the eldest, has left school for a factory job; young Lilet and Mimmi endure day care; and would-be writer Isaveth, following a recipe in the Book of Common Magic, has begun baking spell-tablets to sell on the street. Read full book review >

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FAERY REBELS by R.J.  Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not much girl power here. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Bryony might be a sweetly pretty faery living in an oak tree, but this fierce pixie certainly doesn't live a sweetly pretty life. Read full book review >

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BREAKTHROUGH by R.J. Pineiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A rough-and-tumble entertainment with violent action and plot twists aplenty."
The development of a revolutionary new computer chip by a Silicon Valley scientist puts him and his colleagues in mortal peril from the US and German governments—in a suspenseful, transnational thriller from Pineiro (Exposure, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >