Search Results: "R.J. Ellory"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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AUGGIE & ME by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Not only a companion to Wonder, but a wonder in itself. (Fiction. 8-14)"
In the companion novel to Wonder, (2012) three students at Beecher Prep middle school tell stories that connect with Auggie Pullman's dramatic arrival into their worlds.Read full book review >

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WONDER by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. (Fiction. 8-14)"
After being home-schooled for years, Auggie Pullman is about to start fifth grade, but he's worried: How will he fit into middle school life when he looks so different from everyone else? Read full book review >

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RETRIBUTION by R.J. Pineiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Agents of Saddam Hussein nuke 40,000 Iraqi troops marching on Kuwaitand Baton Rouge, La.in an over-the-top thriller that exposes the US to more high-tech perils than ever endured by Pauline of a Saturday matinee. Read full book review >

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LAWYER TRAP by R.J.  Jagger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stuffed with gratuitous sex and over-the-top violence, this novel has a riveting plot but could have benefited from better editing."
The latest from lawyer turned writer Jagger follows a particularly nasty set of murders set against the beauty of the Colorado countryside. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE LOST GIRLS GO by R.J.  Noonan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Ham-fisted—in both the pointedly ethnic characterizations and the clearly obvious identity of the murderer—and eminently forgettable."
Officer Laura Mori's first case uncovers something sinister lurking in the bucolic woods of Oregon. Read full book review >