Search Results: "Ruth Dudley Edwards"


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KILLING THE EMPERORS by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Imagine And Then There Were None written with wicked humor and a major grievance about money, not taste, ruling the art world."
A raucous send-up of the art world's collectors, critics, curators and especially those postmodernists who call themselves artists. Read full book review >

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MATRICIDE AT ST. MARTHA'S by Ruth Dudley Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1995

"But Edwards, who's obviously put in her time among academic airheads of every stripe, provides an entertaining sideshow of overeducated knaves and fools."
A whopping ú10 million bequest has divided St. Read full book review >

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MURDERING AMERICANS by Ruth Dudley Edwards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"Edwards (Murder in a Cathedral, 1997, etc.) pens a scathing, often amusing attack on over-the-top PC."
Political correctness run amok provides the motive for murder at a Midwestern university. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN A CATHEDRAL by Ruth Dudley Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1997

"Sporadically amusing if the reader overlooks the hyped-up, near-hysterical plotting and concentrates on the literate, arch, but often funny verbal exchanges."
In a seventh outing, ex-civil servant Robert Amiss (Ten Lords A Leapin', 1996, etc.) is unable, as usual, to resist the pressure of his abrasive but good-hearted, longtime friend Ida (Jack) Troutbeck, now baroness. Read full book review >

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TEN LORDS A-LEAPING by Ruth Dudley Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1996

"Frantic, forced, and not much fun."
Sometime sleuth, ex-civil servant Robert Amiss (Matricide at St. Read full book review >

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CLUBBED TO DEATH by Ruth Dudley Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"All in all, a delicious romp."
Presently unemployed, his girlfriend in India, Robert Amiss has agreed once again to go undercover for his Scotland Yard pals- -Detective Superintendent Jim Milton and Sergeant Ellis Pooley (The English School of Murder, 1990, etc.)—this time hiring on as a waiter in London's private ffeatherstonehaugh (pronounced ``Fanshaw'') club: Its newly appointed secretary has fallen to his death on the premises, and the suicide verdict has left Milton dissatisfied. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Rena Fruchter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Gracefully written, keenly observed, Fruchter's portrait limns the joys of friendship and of lives devoted to art."
Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Read full book review >

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GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MURPHY by Susan Delson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A balanced portrait of a man and a panorama of his times, told with exceptional grace."
Dudley Murphy (1867-1968) doesn't bear a household name like vaunted film directors John Ford or King Vidor, but, as chronicled by Delson, his ambitious career out-barnstormed them all—even if it often only sputtered in the public eye. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite occasional redundancies—only natural given the 400 pages of commentary on a brief text—this book is absorbing and provocative."
A generally superb collection of both traditional and unorthodox readings of the Book of Ruth. Read full book review >