Search Results: "William Heffernan"


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THE SCIENTOLOGY MURDERS by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers who can tolerate the clunky exposition, cartoon bogeymen, and snippets of Scientologist jargon will find the Alaskan finale a highly entertaining piece of payback."
The Dead Detective pursues miscreants attached to the Church of Scientology from their Florida headquarters to the Yukon State. Read full book review >

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RITUAL by William Heffernan
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Released: March 29, 1989

Who's running around Manhattan lopping off heads with a bronze are and obsidian knife just like an ancient Toltec priest? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Heffernan (The Dead Detective, 2010, etc.) swings his vivid tale back and forth between past and present, war and peace—a neat tour de force he pulls off with admirable assurance."
When Johnny comes marching home from the Civil War, someone murders him. Read full book review >

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UNHOLY ORDER by William Heffernan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Devlin, back from Cuba (Red Angel, 2000), seems a shade jet-lagged at the start, but gets his head in the game in time to salvage an above-average procedural."
The horribly mutilated corpse of a young woman is discovered stuffed into the trunk of a car at Kennedy Airport. Read full book review >

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BEULAH HILL by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Nifty stuff, with big hooks from page one."
Interracial thriller by Heffernan, known most recently for his tough-talking newspaper tale Cityside (1999). Read full book review >

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THE DEAD DETECTIVE by William Heffernan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"After a lengthy hiatus, Edgar-winner Heffernan (A Time Gone By, 2003, etc.) makes a welcome return. Though the plotting shows some rust here and there, tough, troubled Harry Doyle will keep readers in line."
His fellow officers think Harry Doyle speaks a dead language. Close. Read full book review >

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RED ANGEL by William Heffernan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2000

"The result is almost as much unsatisfactory travelogue as unsatisfactory thriller."
After two outings, Heffernan (Cityside, 1999, etc.) summons veteran NYPD Inspector Paul Devlin from hiatus, but then, willy-nilly, whisks him from the Big Apple, where he's done his best work, to Castro's Cuba, where Devlin's lover, the beautiful Adrianna, goes to claim the body of her favorite aunt, Maria, killed in a Havana auto accident. Read full book review >

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A TIME GONE BY by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Heffernan's case holds attention throughout, but his characters and their melancholy are seldom palpable or haunting."
Passion tips the scales of justice in an engaging if somewhat disappointing thriller. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAUR CLUB by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"An enormously entertaining yarn that puts the concept of human resources in an arresting new perspective. (Film rights to Warner Bros.)"
A jocose but pointed fable from Heffernan (Corsican Honor, 1992, etc.) pits aging executives against impatient young guns whose corporate strategies don't put people first. Read full book review >

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CORSICAN HONOR by William Heffernan
Released: Aug. 13, 1992

"Busy, bloody, generally gripping—and tougher than a barrel of Corleones, though not nearly as clever."
Sprawling, spirited follow-up to The Corsican (1983)—one of the violent crime dramas that Heffernan specialized in before his lighter mystery-thrillers (Blood Rose, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOTAKA by John  Heffernan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A gripping examination of a tsunami and its aftermath. (map, author's note, timeline, glossary) (Historical fiction. 7-13)"
A fictionalized narrative follows a young survivor of the 2011 tsunami in Japan and looks at how his life and town change in its wake. Read full book review >