Search Results: "W.J. Reeves"


BOOK REVIEW

BETRAYAL IN BROOKLYN by W.J. Reeves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 2011

"Reeves' tenebrous world should appeal to ardent fans of hard-boiled fiction."
In this debut thriller, Reeves' Brooklyn is a dark, desperate world populated by gangs, lechers, bums, addicts and murderers. Read full book review >

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MANITOULIN MEMORIES by W.J. Reeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2012

"A beautiful, tragic glimpse into isolation, family and coming of age."
An aging New Yorker reflects on his childhood growing up on a Canadian island in novelist Reeves' (Bada Bing in Brooklyn, 2012, etc.) linked story collection. Read full book review >

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THE BLONDE WITH HALF A FACE by W.J. Reeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A verbose but engaging crime tale."
A brilliant chemistry student is rescued from a criminal life by her professor in Reeves' (Bada Bing in Brooklyn, 2012, etc.) gritty thriller sequel. Read full book review >

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WYCLIFFE AND THE LAST RITES by W.J. Burley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Rather slow-paced, talky, but nicely atmospheric police procedural."
The Cornish riverside village of Moresk is home to some quietly skewed characters, among them twin sisters Kathy and Jessica Dobell—Kathy is married to prosperous contractor Abe Geach; Jessica is running the worn-out farm left by their parents and eking out her bare living with cleaning chores at the town church. Read full book review >

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BERKELEY AT WAR by W.J. Rorabaugh
Released: April 13, 1989

Taking the events that shook U Cal at Berkeley and the city itself during the 1960's as a paradigm, Rorabaugh (The Craft Apprentice, 1985) manages in this evocative and smoothly written work to comment on the major national concerns of the period. Read full book review >

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WYCLIFFE AND THE DUNES MYSTERY by W.J. Burley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 1994

"A workmanlike but drab and sometimes clumsy addition to Burley's series of procedurals in the British tradition."
Chief Superintendent Charles Wycliffe (Wycliffe and the Last Rites, 1993, etc.) investigates the 15-year-old death of Cochran Wilder, black-sheep son of a member of Parliament, whose skeletonized body has been uncovered in the sand dunes of a Cornwall beach by a violent storm. Read full book review >

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ORWELL by W.J. West
Released: Sept. 1, 1985

"The selections are enriched by West's judicious use of supporting material gleaned from interviews he had with people who knew and worked with Orwell during the war."
Orwell fans will find this hitherto unsung period of his life during WW II intriguing. Read full book review >

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WYCLIFFE AND THE DEAD FLAUTIST by W.J. Burley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Contrived motivation, unconvincing relationships, slow-motion pace, and a Wycliffe detached and sluggish add up to tepid stuff- -well below the Burley norm (Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue, etc., etc.)."
Chief Superintendent Wycliffe at his most introspective as he confronts the murder, ineptly disguised as suicide, of Tony Miller, estate foreman of the Duloe estate, spread along the Fal river in Wycliffe's peaceful Cornish turf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1982

"No order, no rigor, no real resolution-but a lively sounding on issues that democracy itself keeps alive."
Political scientists, sociologists, economists have reviewed Tocqueville's descriptions and prophecies—but it was a journalistic brainstorm to take the notes Tocqueville made during the 1831 tour on which Democracy in America was based (published in 1938 as Tocqueville and Beaumont in America), and "recreate Tocqueville's journey": ask the same questions of the same sorts of people; see what American democracy had become. Read full book review >