Search Results: "Robert K. Ressler"


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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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REVERSIBLE ERROR by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1992

Manhattan Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his colorful crew (Immoral Certainty, 1990, etc.) return for their fourth 70's-set end run against Gotham's worst—this engrossing time out, against a serial rapist and a murderous conspiracy reaching far into the halls of power. Read full book review >

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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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FALSELY ACCUSED by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

Butch Karp has left the Manhattan D.A.'s office, but not the legal hot-seat, as this blistering novel of endless Big Apple corruption and coverups makes abundantly clear. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE DENIED by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"A middling effort."
Although this sixth entry by Tanenbaum (Material Witness, 1993, etc.) featuring New York DA, Homicide Bureau chief, Butch Karp and his wife and co-worker, Marlene Ciampi, could have used some editing, it works as a routine legal thriller with unusually fleshed-out characters. Read full book review >

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ACT OF REVENGE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"It all adds up to too much of a very good thing indeed."
Fasten your seat belts for the bumpiest ride in Butch Karp's long career with the New York D.A.'s office: a case that expands till it gobbles up his wife and daughter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1991

"A dramatic re-creation of the diplomatic minuets and military brinkmanship that preceded, and made inevitable, the guns of August 1914 and the resulting catastrophes of this century. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; maps.) (Book-of-the-Month Split Main Selection for December)"
Here, as with his Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great (1980), Massie disdains the virtues of literary economy. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANOVS by Robert K. Massie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"With memorable sketches of the main participants and a skillful discussion of the scientific evidence, Massie pulls together a sprawling theme and infuses it with quiet drama. (Author tour)"
Pulitzer Prizewinning author Massie, whose 1967 Nicholas and Alexandra received high praise, has used new documents on the assassination of the Romanovs to write a sequel that is almost as much thriller as historical account. Read full book review >