Search Results: "Richard Hammer"


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THE THURSDAY CLUB by Vincent Murano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

Routine NYPD conspiracy-thriller that should have been better, considering Murano's years as an NYPD Internal Affairs detective (Cop Hunter, 1990) and Hammer's credits as a true-crime (Beyond Obsession, p. 93) and fiction writer (Dance Down the Mountain). Read full book review >

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BEYOND OBSESSION by Richard Hammer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1992

"Not for sensitive souls. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
From Hammer (The Helmsleys, 1990; The CBS Murders, 1987, etc.), a scrupulously detailed account of a teenaged girl, her boyfriend, and the murder of her mother. Read full book review >

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CHOSEN BY GOD by Joshua Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1999

"Hammer's achievement in this first book is to render a deft, well-written of his brother's ultrapietistic life with a fine balance of journalistic objectivity and the nuanced understanding of a man whose struggle to know his brother has made him something of an 'insider.'"
A deeply affecting family memoir about the author's brother, who, within a matter of months, changed from a kind of hippie lost soul in Jerusalem to a baal teshuva (literally, "master of repentance")—a newly pious Jew. Read full book review >

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BY HER OWN HAND by Signe Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 1991

"A harrowing tale of survival in a truly dysfunctional family."
One woman's attempt to comprehend and ultimately learn to live with the fact of her mother's suicide. Read full book review >

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SARAH, ALSO KNOWN AS HANNAH by Lillian Hammer Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Cogancherry contributes appealing characterizations and a strong sense of place in her carefully modeled, full-page b&w drawings. (Fiction. 8-10)"
After 12-year-old Sarah's father dies at the turn of the century, her mother decides to send one of her four children from Ukraine to America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A chilling portrait of a country under siege and one man's defiance."
The tale of a devoted collector of manuscripts who outwitted militant jihadis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2003

"Notable for the author's empathy with a tortured, misguided people, and the revelation of fanaticism's deadly causes and effects."
Jerusalem resident and Newsweek bureau chief Hammer aims to illuminate subtleties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by letting antagonists speak for themselves over the course of a year's events in and around the town of Bethlehem. Read full book review >

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BOOK ONE OF THE SONS OF ODIN  by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A marathon of fantasy gore and slow-building characterizations in a land confronting demons."
In this fantasy debut, four individuals visit a war-torn realm full of monsters and magic, seeking to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Read full book review >

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PHEOBE MAE by Bettye Hammer Givens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A historical romance that lacks both historical grounding and touching romance."
The driest slice of historical fiction aimlessly following one woman's insipid life. Read full book review >

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ARAWN'S CARNAGE by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2014

"Provides an action-packed turning point in the series and sets the stage for fresh adventures."
Hammer's (Balor's Might, 2015, etc.) third adventure finds the demon-smashing Sons of Odin on the brink of annihilation. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE by Lotte Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"The Hammers, who put the procedure in procedural, keep the pot simmering at such a low temperature you'll wonder if they've mistaken the fridge for the stovetop. The stubborn lack of momentum makes this one a natural for travelers on endless flights."
The fourth of the Hammer siblings' accounts of Danish skulduggery follows a human trafficking ring to its untidy but logical end. Read full book review >