Search Results: "Robert K. Ressler"


BOOK REVIEW

I HAVE LIVED IN THE MONSTER by Robert K. Ressler
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A disturbing catalog of facts lacking a strong context but terribly jarring just the same. (Author tour)"
More of the gory details from the former FBI profiler who coined the phrase ``serial killer.'' Among the other murderers he examines here, Ressler continues from Whoever Fights Monsters (1992) his discussion on John Wayne Gacy and includes new information on Jeffrey Dahmer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Gibbering horrors brought to heel, secrets of the serial- killer unveiled: a true-crime bonanza, though a bit more self- introspection would have iced the cake. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
The FBI agent who coined the term ``serial killer'' boasts about his exploits—and for good reason. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The moral of this true crime tale is, if there's a will, there's a way, which may be needed encouragement for readers plowing through Justice Is Served."
Retired FBI agent Ressler, who again teams up with Schactman (Whoever Fights Monsters, 1992), reveals here that modern American justice is served very, very slowly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Action-packed descriptions of modern air combat combined with detailed tactical analysis: an intriguing account for general readers as well as valuable for military specialists."
Former Air Force officer Wilcox (Wings of Fury, 1997, etc.) depicts the aerial teamwork and harrowing exploits of the Navy's Black Aces squadron during the 1999 air war over Kosovo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1999

"Oermann effectively bridges the gap between the country music giants of yore and today's stars, such as the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, and Garth Brooks. (Over 200 b&w and color photos)"
Nashville-based critic Oermann, one of journalism's best known authorities on country music, takes an ambitious look at the genre's evolution from its hillbilly origins at the turn of the century to the mainstream success it is today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD FAITH by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"The book has its share of entertaining oddities, but they aren't enough to make it more than a run-of-the-mill thriller."
The latest installment in Tanenbaum's long-running Karp-Ciampi series (Escape, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF MY SOUL by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Released: June 1, 2013

"An intriguing saga that should have been better presented."
A former New York prosecuting attorney and prolific novelist recounts miscarriages of justice on the way to solving a highly publicized 1963 double murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Hardly a page-turner, but a vivid account that will satisfy anyone with an interest in the Great War."
A monumental study of the maritime aspects of WWI, drawing on a great cast of characters and revisiting little-known battles and watery tombs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMMORAL CERTAINTY by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Released: Jan. 29, 1990

Satanic child-abusers, the mob, and a deranged killer wreak memorable havoc in this complex crackerjack thriller, Tanenbaum's third based on his stint as a Manhattan Assistant D.A. during the 70's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOAX by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"In vigorous and full-bodied prose, Tanenbaum gives dimension to a large cast of characters and holds your interest—even when some aspects of his plot veer into implausibility."
Long-running series hero Butch Karp prosecutes a young rapper for murder while wife Marlene seeks spiritual peace in New Mexico. Both get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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FATAL CONCEIT by Robert K. Tanenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Patriotic liberals will gag at the tone of this novel, while their conservative counterparts will likely love it. Apolitical thriller junkies will probably enjoy it today and forget it tomorrow."
A political thriller that may try the patience of left-leaning readers. Read full book review >