Search Results: "Robert K. Fitts"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Occasionally dry but mostly colorful examination of an early meeting of international sports, culture and celebrity."
A detailed look at the 1934 tour of Japan by an All-Star team of American baseball players including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A poignant, liberating memoir-recognizable for many and liberating for most."
A formerly closeted man blows the lid off of his homosexuality “like gangbusters.” Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Unfocused and as much about Scarborough's milieu as the man himself, but still a colorful rendering of the hard men (and women) who thrived on the frontier. (Photos.)"
The life and times of one of the more modest frontier gunmen, and his sizable role in the taming of the New Mexico and Arizona Territories, by Wild West biographer DeArment (Knights of the Green Cloth, 1982—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE RAGE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Otherwise: Butch and Marlene's 14th outing (Enemy Within, 2001, etc.) is among their most straightforward, with Lucy's budding romance with Dan Heeney practically the only trace of the family's normally teeming byways."
New York City may be a jungle for chief assistant DA Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi, retired from her private-security firm to train serious guard dogs, but they find the hills of West Virginia just as violent. Read full book review >

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IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Fans hooked on Tanenbaum's mastery of detail and his gripping way with every single plotline won't care that this time his three-ring circus lacks a true headliner. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selections)"
A serial killer who preys on elderly black women is only the main course in this smorgasbord of homicides—some proposed, some already disposed —for Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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TRUE JUSTICE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Think of a '58 Chrysler, chunky with chrome and tailfins, but grounded finally by the kind of moral and spiritual reflection about the law most legal thrillers would get thrown out on a technicality."
A pair of Monster Moms take center stage in the latest legal whirlwind for New York Chief Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his fearless wife Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Devoted buffs of Civil War history will find this a thoroughly engaging book. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A painstakingly detailed account of a little-remembered Civil War campaign that changed the course of that conflict. Read full book review >

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MATERIAL WITNESS by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1993

Even a slugger like Tanenbaum (Reversible Error, 1992, etc.) can't hit a home run every time—as witnessed by this contrived, though compelling, fifth novel in his 70's-set series about crime- busting Manhattan D.A. Butch Karp and his crew. Read full book review >

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ENEMY WITHIN by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

Tanenbaum, who must sit up nights mining law-and-order headlines for ethical dilemmas, comes a cropper with this overstuffed 13th case for crusading New York A.D.A. Butch Karp and his wife, personal-security consultant Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTION OF BLOOD by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Here and there we get glimpses of Tanenbaum's virtuosic ability to sort out and dramatize complicated material, but this novel is sunk in its own self-importance."
Manhattan ADA Butch Karp gets a crack at the crime of the century in this heavy-breathing addition to a popular series that includes such brainy thrillers as Depraved Indifference (1989) and Material Witness (1993). Read full book review >