Search Results: "Rick Geary"


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J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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TROTSKY by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A swift-moving, generally accurate view of Trotsky's life, guaranteed to send orthodox Stalinists into fits."
Illustrated life of Lev Davidovich Bronstein, aka Leon Trotsky (1879 -1940), "the brain behind the Russian Revolution." Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF MARY ROGERS by Rick Geary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Distinguished by a keen sense of period detail and sharp pacing: Geary serves his subject with dignity and grace."
The author/illustrator of Jack the Ripper (1995) continues to focus on Victorian crime in this latest historical comic, part of a series on 19th-century murder, based on a true-life story so compelling it inspired a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

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FILLMORE AND GEARY TAKE OFF! by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Even confirmed dog-lovers, human or otherwise, will undoubtedly agree. (Picture book. 7-9)"
To Shulman's daffy tale of a boy and his robot pal off on a quest for proper role models for their newly-assembled dog, Fickling contributes both digitally created, Jimmy Neutron-style illustrations, and a cleverly designed punch-out paper spacecraft tucked into a rear pocket. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION by Nancy Geary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2003

"A two-hankie mystery in which not much happens and the characters cry a lot."
Posh life and sudden death among the Massachusetts North Shore snobocracy. Read full book review >

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CROOKED RIVER by Valerie Geary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A slightly jumbled debut that, while well-written, could have gone places it didn't quite manage to reach."
Two sisters growing up in rural Oregon find their world shaken when they stumble across a dead woman in the river that runs through their father's property. Read full book review >

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MONTPELIER PARADE by Karl Geary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A relentlessly downbeat but often poignant novel about flawed and despairing lovers testing—and transgressing—border walls of various kinds."
The debut novel from screenwriter and actor Geary, set a generation ago in Dublin, depicts a dark, sad, doomed, and deeply unconventional love affair. Read full book review >

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SPIRAL by Joseph Geary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"All said and done, one to put your real name on."
Emerging from beneath his former nom de guerre, Patrick Lynch (Figure of Eight, 2000, etc.), Geary delivers a thriller that explores the art world's most gruesome possibilities. Read full book review >

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MISFORTUNE by Nancy Geary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2001

"If lugubrious Frances is planned as a series heroine, as it seems she might be, she's going to need a jolt of something to pep her up."
At the Fair Lawn Country Club in snooty Southampton, enclave of the insufferably rich and the just plain insufferable, the membership committee is meeting to consider the eligibility of a batch of new applicants including handsome, well-respected cardiologist Henry Lewis. Read full book review >