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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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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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

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 >

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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"His thesis that an unregulated health care system will ultimately provide better care and better access to greater numbers of people is, if not disingenuous, certainly disputable."
A legal scholar's densely written argument that the good old days of laissez-faire were better. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Serrano's an adequate writer, and the story could have been a decent long-form magazine article. As a book, however, there is just too much mystery-free filler."
A Civil War story only for those who can't get enough of the War Between the States. Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICAL JOKERS by Richard A. Davis
Released: July 8, 2014

"An uplifting look at a cowboy's coming-of-age that will appeal to adventurous young readers."
In this short but sweet middle-grade Western, a gruff but good-hearted cowboy teaches an awkward kid how to handle the bullying he suffers at the hands of others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"Revealing and inspiring."
A dramatic demystification of suicide from detailed accounts of failed suicide attempts, their circumstances, and their aftermaths. Read full book review >