Search Results: "Richard Helms"


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THE UNRESOLVED SEVENTH by Richard Helms
Released: April 20, 2012

"Helms (Thunder Moon, 2011, etc.), himself a retired forensic psychologist, delivers authenticity, a refreshingly offbeat protagonist, a neatly crafted puzzle and even a quirky little love story: a lot to like."
A forensic psychologist must decide if a confessed murderer can be brought to trial. Read full book review >

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OLDER THAN GOODBYE by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Helms' third Judd Wheeler procedural (Thunder Moon, 2011, etc.) has an appealing transparency and an easy rhythm, turning the reader into a sidekick in Judd's methodical probe."
In his first official assignment as a detective, a small-town lawman is jolted way out of his comfort zone with a complex case that stretches halfway across the world. Read full book review >

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THE MOJITO COAST by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2013

"Helms' thriller (The Unresolved Seventh, 2012, etc.) is amiable and stylish but also a bit aimless."
Searching for a precocious teenager in revolution-rocked Cuba is like looking for a needle in a war zone. Read full book review >

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THUNDER MOON by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"A highly satisfying addition to the list of small-town procedurals."
Police Chief Judd Wheeler (Six Mile Creek, 2010, etc.) finds more big trouble in little Prosperity, N.C. Read full book review >

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SIX MILE CREEK by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2010

"Tightly plotted and refreshingly fast-paced. Veteran Helms (Cordite Wine, 2005, etc.) introduces a likable protagonist in a promising new series."
An ex-Atlanta cop comes home to a small North Carolina town looking for peace and quiet. Ha! 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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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 POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >