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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HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

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CALEB'S WARS by David L. Dudley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Provocative and interesting. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In small-town Georgia in 1944, 15-year-old Caleb is surrounded by war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Readers who can navigate the journalistic density of sometimes anecdotal fact and quotation will be rewarded with a richer sense of recent gay history."
Embedded within this heavily detailed chronicle of the American gay rights movement(s) between 1969 and 1992 are openings of bright clarity onto the complex, sometimes self-divided evolution of gay and lesbian activism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A dazzling exposition, intellectually demanding but lightened by lively prose, that goes far to establish Young as the Joseph Campbell of the Nineties. (Line drawings—not seen.)"
Audacious anthropological speculation by Young (Literature/Univ. of Essex, England), who traces humanity's spiritual practices back to the ancients and beyond in an attempt to ``heal the rift that opened in the Western soul some 400 years ago when science and religion went their separate ways.'' Decrying today's scientism, or ``science as religion,'' Young calls for a return to ``foundations''—the mythological roots of our understanding of the universe. Read full book review >

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The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >