Search Results: "William J. Caunitz"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAINS OF COMMAND by William J. Caunitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"The people are genre staples, and the prose often pedestrian, but sheer storytelling power places this one among Caunitz's successes."
From the author of Pigtown (1995), etc.: a savvy, compelling police procedural, completed by Christopher Newman after Caunitz's death in 1996. Read full book review >

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EXCEPTIONAL CLEARANCE by William J. Caunitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"And the killer is treated with a surprising lack of conviction."
NYPD procedural veteran Caunitz (Black Sand, Suspects, One Police Plaza) coasts on his bestselling reputation in this pumped-up tale pitting still another department stalwart against an unusually preposterous psycho. Read full book review >

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PIGTOWN by William J. Caunitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Pigtown'' is right. (Author tour)"
Caunitz, whose recent work (Cleopatra Gold, 1993, etc.) makes you wonder whether the bad guys don't adhere to a higher moral code than the boys in blue, dishes more dirt on New York's finest. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA GOLD by William J. Caunitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"But Caunitz's novel view that druglords are only the triggermen for the Man's interdepartmental squabbles could sell big copies. (First printing of 75,000)"
Another sprawling report from the NYPD, this one tracing the cross-plotted attempts of two divisions to infiltrate a world-class heroin gang. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"While some of the notions presented are old-fashioned, students will find useful—not only for research purposes—the lessons of how to be a good friend, a good citizen, and a successful businessperson. (appendix, chronology, index) (Anthology. 12-15)"
The core beliefs of the US's founding fathers are presented in this anthology from Bennett (The Book of Virtues for Young People, 1995, etc.), adapted from his Sacred Honor (1997). Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AARRGH! by William J. Brooke
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

PLB 0-06-023394-X Here's some caveman satire from Brooke (A Brush with Magic, 1993, etc.), who focuses on young Mog; his invention of the Word revolutionizes the lives of his parents, Brog and Pog, and everyone else in the club-wielding tribe. Read full book review >

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THINGS INVISIBLE by William J. Reynolds
Released: May 25, 1989

The fourth outing for Omaha-based private-eye Nebraska (last seen in Money Trouble, 1988) dishes up the same ingredients as usual, but in an especially tasty broth. Read full book review >

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THE BIOGRAPH GIRL by William J. Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"For all the camp and melodrama, a finely detailed and satisfyingly complicated mystery, aided in its allure by several characters simultaneously coming to terms with how they came to be who they are."
Skillfully blending facts, fancy, and a vision of the earliest days of moviemaking, the artful Mann (Wisecracker, 1998, etc.) resurrects the first movie star as a hot-ticket 107-year-old discovered in a Catholic nursing home in Buffalo by twin brothers who promptly start fighting over her to further their own agendas. Read full book review >

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KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"Illuminating Civil War history from an expert in the field."
Cooper (History/Louisiana State Univ.; Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, 2008, etc.) shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the American South and the Civil War as he exposes the players who drew the country into war. Read full book review >