Search Results: "Richard A. Lertzman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICKEY ROONEY by Richard A. Lertzman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A comprehensive portrait of Mickey the screw-up; those wanting a more considered portrait of the artist will be disappointed."
The scuzzy life and desperate times of a movie icon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"A thin, mostly secondhand portrait of a misguided doctor and the harm he caused his famous clientele."
JFK, his rogue doctor and the conspiracy to kill a meth-addicted president. Read full book review >

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INVENTING LEONARDO by A. Richard Turner
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Mona Lisa. (Sixty-nine illustrations—not seen)"
A clever conceit—how each century creates its own version of Leonardo, revealing truths about both the painter and the evolution of culture—artfully constructed. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER CHARIOT KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1996

"But, with quietly engaging Lindsey at the center, this leisurely, fanciful whirl of subplots and curious digressions holds some old-fashioned appeal, if few surprises."
The sixth outing for Denver insurance investigator Hobart Lindsey (The Cover Girl Killer, 1995, etc.) once again colors a modern mystery with historical sidelights. Read full book review >

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THE EMERALD CAT KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"The last in Lupoff's Lindsey and Plum series reveals whodunit early on. It really doesn't matter, for the sterling tale is complex and packed with well-developed characters."
A retired insurance adjuster is called back to solve just one more case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Not a feel-good book, but a stat-packed call to salads."
In his debut, Oppenlander derides our animal-based diets and encourages awareness of food choices as they affect our lives and the planet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"An accessible glimpse of a gay-positive approach to psychoanalysis, which should interest both the gay and psychoanalytic communities. (Author tour)"
Isay (Being Homosexual, 1989) discusses the role psychoanalysis can play in helping gay men to embrace their identity. Read full book review >

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BLACK CITY SAINT by Richard A. Knaak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Melodramatic and forgettable."
A legendary figure-turned-paranormal investigator protects Prohibition-era Chicago against otherworldly influences in the first of a series by an author best known for his epic fantasy (The Horned Blade, 2015). Read full book review >

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FIDDLE GAME by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Over-plotted, but the amiable protagonist and colorful supporting cast provide much compensation in Thompson's promising debut."
A beleaguered bail bondsman, a storied violin and a shaggy dog of a fiddle. Read full book review >

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PINNACLE EVENT by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"Thriller lovers no longer need the USSR and the Cold War for a scary-good story—just lose track of a few A-bombs for an exciting and all-too-plausible novel."
A fast-moving international thriller by the counterterrorism expert and author of Sting of the Drone (2014).Read full book review >

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EYE OF THE AGENCY by Richard A. Moquist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 1997

"The invoking of a Mark Twainish nostalgia makes the reader all the more nostalgic for Mark Twain."
A hopeful little series debut introducing a mildly depressed 19th-century housewife and advice columnist who joins her husband on a Pinkerton case in hopes of being added to the payroll. Read full book review >

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FIRST CHRISTMAS AT MUDDY CREEK by Richard A. Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2008

"An endearing seasonal read with a wide-angle look at the Civil War-era American West."
A motley crew rises to the challenge of a Jesuit priest's desire for a place to hold midnight mass on Christmas Eve, with long-reaching effects on all involved. Read full book review >