Search Results: "Stefanie Pintoff"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE by Stefanie Pintoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 2011

"Pintoff explores New York at the turn of the century, from its society gentlemen's clubs to its teeming immigrant neighborhoods, without ever resorting to kitsch or stereotypes. Densely plotted, rich in moral ambiguity and guaranteed to grip readers to the very last page."
Detective Simon Ziele (A Curtain Falls, 2010, etc.) investigates his third case in Gilded Age New York. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM by Stefanie Pintoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"In a setting rich with period detail, the Gothic horror spirals to a satisfying conclusion."
A detective and several criminologists track a madman from the Palisades to the Bowery in a debut set in 1905. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE TAKER by Stefanie Pintoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Readers won't be dazzled by the forgettable Rossi or her team of scalawags, but the galloping storyline and behind-the-scenes view of St. Patrick's make this an addictive read."
After a brutal hostage taker invades St. Patrick's Cathedral, a team of misfits led by the emotionally damaged Eve Rossi takes charge in this fast-paced thriller. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON HIGH by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Charlotte, in her hardcover debut, is a competent enough detective—though this desultory adventure won't make you wonder why Hepburn didn't make whodunits."
Quite a surprise for 70ish actress Charlotte Graham as she waits between roles in Bridge Harbor, Maine: The Iris Richards who fell during an ascent of Maine's highest peak was (1) Charlotte's longtime screenwriter Iris O'Connor, and (2) shot with a crossbow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DATING DOWN by Stefanie Lyons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2015

"Turbulent love via turbulent poems. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A teen falls into a damaging romance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Kind of a waste of time."
A tell-too-much, say-too-little collection of autobiographical essays about one woman's B-grade brushes with stardom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jane Against The Grain by Jane Kramer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"An uplifting, embracing view of healing and life."
In her debut memoir, a retired guidance counselor describes her empathetic, open-minded life journey, including alternative approaches to healing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIFE by Stefanie Marlis
Released: April 1, 1998

"Not afraid of sweetness,' the poet loves fruit, candy, and sentiment—her fragile poems fall apart from little more than a rigorous glance."
paper 1-889330-12-4 Marlis, a copywriter from California, whose first book (Slow Joy) won Wisconsin's 1989 Brittingharn Prize, is a good-natured and empathetic poet whose light philosophizing begins in simple things: buttons, sand, stars, flowers. Read full book review >

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MURDER AMONG THE ANGELS by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Charlotte's second hardcover appearance (Murder on High, 1994) is sparked by an unusual background—and an irresistible hook- -before it eventually settles into a comfortable groove."
Aging actress Charlotte Graham's desultory quest for plastic surgery takes her to the Hudson Valley hamlet of Zion Hill, where Dr. Victor Louria works his cosmetic wizardry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 2010

"A soft-pedaling history that packs a lot of synthesis into a palatable-enough package."
An all-encompassing survey of how the Eastern practice took hold in America. Read full book review >

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FALLS THE SHADOW by Stefanie Gaither
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"For die-hard fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games looking for the next read-alike. (Dystopian thriller. 13-18)"
Clones are being created for war; one girl battles back in this dystopian-thriller debut. Read full book review >

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INTO THE ABYSS by Stefanie Gaither
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Give this effort to fans of dystopia who prefer sci-fi essentials to fluff. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Because clones can be cloned again, a new version of Violet returns to fight against clones programmed to do evil in this Falls the Shadow (2014) sequel. Read full book review >