Search Results: "Terence Faherty"


BOOK REVIEW

COME BACK DEAD by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"But the mystery pays off at the end with enough sockdolagizing surprises for a month at the bijou."
It's 1955, and Orson Welles is riding again—at least a taller, thinner Welles in a wheelchair, a prematurely washed-up director named Carson Drury who, 15 years after his glorious Hollywood debut, First Citizen, is clutching at the chance to jump-start his stalled career by reshooting the ending of the botched second film, The Imperial Albertsons, snatched from his hands by RKO back in 1942. Read full book review >

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THE ORDAINED by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"Short, stark, and sparsely peopled with angularly fascinating figures: Faherty's portrait of Rapture has all the fine black-and-white detail you'd expect from a mid-century daguerreotype."
Rapture, Indiana, got its name from the millennialist prophets who planned to use it as their point of departure for the world's end. Read full book review >

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DIE DREAMING by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1994

"As usual, Owen's original voice and his intriguing take on detective work—the sleuth as clown as spiritual therapist—make his latest appearance memorably offbeat and well worth seeking out."
When he puckishly takes out an ad for his nonexistent detective agency (``unanswerable questions discreetly answered'') in the 10th anniversary yearbook for Our Lady of Sorrows High School, Owen Keane is called on his bluff in record time. Read full book review >

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PROVE THE NAMELESS by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"But he should take more trouble with the motivations of his secondary characters— murderers, just for starters."
Owen Keane—Atlantic City copy editor, avocational private eye, and searcher after truth—makes his fourth appearance since his Edgar-nominated debut in Deadstick (1991). Read full book review >

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RAISE THE DEVIL by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The brisk pace and sneaky puzzle make up for some flaccid, less-than-credible Hollywood types."
Scott Elliott isn't the only one who thinks Bebe Brooks, producer Marcus Pioline's hot new box-office prospect, is a royal pain. Read full book review >

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KILL ME AGAIN by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"More deeply imagined than George Baxt's or Stuart Kaminsky's knockabout nostalgia binges—Elliott's really drunk deep of this postwar disillusionment stuff—but the mystery packs as many curves as Betty Grable."
Faherty, already a veteran of four Owen Keane mysteries (Die Dreaming, 1994, etc.), takes a time machine back to 1947 Hollywood for a new series featuring Scott Elliott, whose dead- end career as a contract player was mercifully cut short by the war. Read full book review >

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LIVE TO REGRET by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Minimal detective work here, but a heady read nonetheless."
An introspective second appearance for former seminarian- turned-investigator Owen Keane (Deadstick), who's now hired by his old college friend's father to watch over the grieving Harry—in the midst of a ``spiritual crisis''—and, if possible, to return him to the family legal fold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUIET WOMAN by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"This stand-alone from the author of two popular series (Dance in the Dark, 2011, etc.) has it all: great characters, a credible mystery, a touch of romance, a loving portrayal of Ireland and even a ghost."
A family trip to Ireland goes from bad to worse. Read full book review >

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ORION RISING by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 1999

Orion Rising ($22.95; Jul. 30; 256 pp.; 0-312-20351-9): Owen Keane, who left the seminary for the mean streets (The Ordained, 1997, etc.), is pulled into the murder of his classmate James Murray, and even deeper into the past he shares with Murray: the dead man's rape and beating of Boston nurse Francine Knaff 26 years ago, now finally confirmed by posthumous DNA evidence that convinces everybody but Owen. Read full book review >

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THE LOST KEATS by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1993

"Less metaphysical intrigue than in last year's Live to Regret, but still this reflects Owen's attempts to reconcile his feelings with his actions—and it's told with the self-deprecating humor of Deadstick."
In August 1973, Owen Keane (in this prequel to Deadstick, 1991) is AR—At-Risk of dropping out—of a southern Indiana seminary when his spiritual advisor, Father Jerome, suggests that he look into the disappearance of his classmate Michael Crosley, who simply up and left the premises two weeks back. Read full book review >

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DANCE IN THE DARK by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2011

"A valedictory sadness mutes Elliott's wisecracks and Faherty's plot twists but can't quench them."
1969. Scott Elliott (In a Teapot, 2005, etc.), the Hollywood Security Agency's brightest light, juggles two cases and a wife who doesn't want him to work either one. Read full book review >

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DEADSTICK by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

A sure-handed debut introduces failed seminarian/current law- firm researcher Owen Keane, a questing young man often at emotional/philosophical odds with his attorney boss Harry, a college chum, and with his quasi-girlfriend Marilyn, a relentlessly pragmatic librarian. Read full book review >