Search Results: "Steven T. Katz"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIE WIESEL by Steven T. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2013

"Criticism that enhances the appreciation of readers well-versed in the author's work."
Close, scholarly readings of a master storyteller's fiction, memoirs and essays suggest his uncommon breadth and depth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"One-sided and too long, but offers important insights into what can happen when overzealous prosecutors believe that the ends justify any means."
Oregon Federal Public Defender Wax describes the obstacles faced by lawyers representing people accused of terrorist activities. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE LEOPARD by Henning Mankell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"The tension never relaxes, and most readers will surely persevere through the final blood-soaked, despairing pages, which attain a truly mesmerizing power."
This previously untranslated novel from the Swedish author, best known for his Kurt Wallender mysteries, tells the complex story of a rootless Swede's perilous and disillusioning African experience. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HUSS by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Huss."
A new procedural series introduces Det. Insp. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLAR KNIGHT by Jan Guillou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A fine second volume in an original trilogy."
The second installment of the Crusades Trilogy by Swedish author Guillou (The Road to Jerusalem, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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GENIUS by Steven T. Seagle
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 9, 2013

"Cotton candy masquerading as a meal."
A former child prodigy fails to launch professionally but learns the importance of "heart knowledge," all in the shadow of the almighty screwball genius god, Albert Einstein. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH WOMAN by Henning Mankell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2000

"Much too long, and paced like a Swedish winter, but Wallander—solidly in the tradition of tough, brilliant, but oh so vulnerable coppers—almost saves the day."
Ystad is not a mean-streets sort of town, so that when three murders materialize in a space of time unsettlingly short, the first thing Swedish police inspector Kurt Wallander must figure out is whether the cases are connected. Read full book review >

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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH ELEMENT by Jorgen Brekke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The intricately linked plotlines will appeal to puzzle fans. But it's Brekke's prodigious powers of invention, his ability to keep coming up with unforgettable characters and indelible episodes, that lift this above his own earlier work and most of the heavy Nordic competition."
Forgoing the historical excursions that tangled the first two cases of Trondheim's Inspector Odd Singsaker (Dreamless, 2015, etc.), Brekke mingles the immediate past, present, and future to produce an even more tangled, but deeply rewarding, tale. Read full book review >

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DREAMLESS by Jørgen Brekke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not the most gripping mystery around, but fans of Nordic noir with a historical bent might enjoy its combination of present and past."
This second installment of the Chief Inspector Odd Singsaker series weaves the murder of a Swedish balladeer in 1767 with a contemporary plot about a serial killer who pursues girls with beautiful singing voices. Read full book review >

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DISPOSABLE THOUGHT by Steven T. Bramble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2015

"A dense, ambitious social saga with a sci-fi tinge."
A literary novel chronicles a young man's peculiar relationship to objects. Read full book review >

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BAD WOLF by Nele Neuhaus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A densely plotted but sprawling exercise in unbridled evil. Spoiler alert: Most of the bad guys turn out to be good, and most of the good guys turn out to be bad."
Another encounter with monstrous iniquity for Pia Kirchhoff, Oliver von Bodenstein and the other stalwarts of Hofheim's Criminal Police (Snow White Must Die, 2013). Read full book review >