Search Results: "Richard A. Valicek"


BOOK REVIEW

ALAMPTRIA by Richard A. Valicek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2010

"An epic, exciting tale of knighthood and vampires."
An epic medieval fantasy chronicling the trials and tribulations of Elysium, a 15th-century kingdom under threat by evil, but protected by the Seaton brothers and their magical claymores. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1989

Isay (Psychiatry/Cornell Medical) contends that homosexuality is genetically endowed and that, like heterosexuals, gay males consolidate and integrate their sexual identity in a series of developmental stages, each of which is fraught with pitfalls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 1989

An analysis of the origins and growth of the wire services as a social insitution and cultural force in the US; by Schwarzlose (Journalism/Northwestern). Read full book review >

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THE BESSIE BLUE KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1994

"There's no poison in you,'' Marvia tells Lindsey, and she's right: the gentle, reluctant detective suffuses this entertaining nostalgia binge with tenderness."
In his hardcover debut, International Surety claims agent Hobart Lindsey, sent to ride herd on an umbrella policy for the filming of Bessie Blue, a film about black airmen in WW II, finds the production halted by producer Ina Chandler and technical advisor Lawton Crump's discovery of dead janitor Leroy McKinney. Read full book review >