Search Results: "T. Frank Muir"


BOOK REVIEW

HAND FOR A HAND by T. Frank Muir
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Muir's second engagement for the divorced Gilchrist (Eye for an Eye, 2008) rests several rungs down from Rankin and Harvey but is still fairly high up on the Scottish police procedural scale."
DCI Andy Gilchrist of the Fife Constabulary's Crime Management Department is targeted for revenge. Read full book review >

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THE MEATING ROOM by T. Frank Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"Luridly over the top from beginning to end, though it's hard to resist a hero who reflects, 'Of all the suicides he had seen, McCulloch was certainly the best dressed.'"
An apparent suicide and the irrefutable evidence of three murders that swiftly follow are only the tip of the iceberg as DCI Andy Gilchrist of the Fife Constabulary follows a dark and bloody trail of mayhem. Read full book review >

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LIFE FOR A LIFE by T. Frank Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Grueling yet routine, with a detective whose amours are more interesting than his detective work and a lineup of criminals who have a hard time, once they're unmasked, living up to their intimidating advance notices."
Just in time for Christmas, sex trafficking comes to St. Andrew's, along with a mounting body count. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Occasionally hobbled by its split focus on two audiences, but worth it for the battle of bugs vs. human immunity alone."
Neurosurgeon Vertosick (Why We Hurt, 2000) makes an ambitious attempt to demonstrate that intelligence, evolution, and life itself are manifestations of the same process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Vertosick's work can be useful to those who suffer from chronic pain, as well as to those who want to better understand the complexity of the body and the nature of human frailty."
Neurosurgeon Vertosick (When the Air Hits Your Brain, 1996) presents a clear and in-depth study of the nerve-racking nature of human pain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A treat for fans of Saharan exploration."
A jolly good tale of 19th-century imperial adventure—one that ended badly for just about everyone, but at least satisfied curiosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Next up, Waterloo. A welcome biography, particularly for students of European geopolitics."
First of a two-volume life of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, covering his first 45 years, a time in which he became a military legend and major political figure. Read full book review >

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LEFT BANK by Kate Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2006

"Deliciously wry."
Times of London columnist Muir (The Insider's Guide to Paris, 1999, etc.), in her U.S. debut, delivers a sharp, quietly feminist novel of manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANGHAI REMEMBRANCE by Frank T. Leo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The life of China's aristocrats before the Revolution could be the subject of a fascinating account, but this complacent and oblivious narrative isn't it."
A rambling memoir of boyhood in a wealthy family in China before the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CURE FOR CATASTROPHE by Robert Muir-Wood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will find it hard to stop reading this excellent book and will share the author's perhaps futile yearning that elected officials have the courage to pass inconvenient laws and spend the electorate's money to prevent disasters."
A fascinating examination of the "forensics of disasters." Read full book review >