Search Results: "Richard Hawke"


BOOK REVIEW

HAWKE by Ted Bell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2003

"Bell's first is so over the top—in a genre where hyperbole, bombast, and implausibility are the norm—as to seem a spoof. The most compelling reason to push to the end of this jerkin-ripper is to see whether Hawke will swing from a chandelier during swordplay."
Not-so-secret agent Alexander Hawke makes James Bond look like a slovenly, dull-witted clock-puncher as he saves the world from Cuban coup plotters, post-Soviet arms dealers, Middle Eastern germ warfare, nuclear destruction, and bad manners. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SECRETS by Richard Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Strong characters and the usual clean-cut prose make this latest from Hawke (Cold Day in Hell, 2007, etc.) highly readable. With a less cumbersome ending, it would have been brilliant."
When practicing to deceive, a U.S. senator weaves a tangled web of murder and blackmail. Read full book review >

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Richard Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Like most of the noir persuasion, Fritz is a confirmed ironist, but his is somehow a kinder, gentler mode."
The welcome latest addition to the peeper community is a semi-tough, semi-slick, semi-noir son of a former NYPD commissioner. Read full book review >

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COLD DAY IN HELL by Richard Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2007

"A little too talky for optimal pacing, but still a strong sequel to Fritz's impressive debut, Speak of the Devil (2006)."
The trail of three murdered beauties leads the authorities to a late-night comedian. Read full book review >

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YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1962

"But it won't gain the identification stamp that made Marjorie Morningstar every Marjorie's story; nor the concentrated drama inherent in The Caine Mutiny."
Herman Wouk has the rare gift of the natural story teller. Read full book review >

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THE HOODED HAWKE by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"Unlike some of Elizabeth's detail-rich cases (The Fatal Fashione, 2006, etc.), this one deftly integrates its appealing historical detail with a neatly turned mystery."
In her ninth appearance as the most improbable of Elizabethan detectives, Queen Elizabeth I must unravel a murder plot before she becomes its final victim. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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RICHARD WRIGHT by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A fresh and realistic depiction."
Australian biographer Rowley (Christina Stead, 1994) offers an insightful look at the African-American cultural icon and iconoclast. Read full book review >

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RICHARD STRAUSS by Matthew Boyden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1999

"Judicious, well-balanced, and thoughtfully argued, though its readability would be enhanced by a little more passion either for or against the unpleasant Herr Strauss. (illustrations, not seen)"
An unflattering portrait of Germany's most popular modern classical composer, mitigated by hearty appreciation for his musical genius. Read full book review >