Search Results: "William Queen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"A dark and twisted world, fully realized. Don't be surprised if it runs to bestsellerdom. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
A federal agent earns his colors with the Mongol motorcycle gang while working undercover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"Fraught, shivery fun that will paint you to your chair."
Tough-as-boots ex-Special Forces federal agent Queen teams again with Century, co-author of his bestselling Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (2005), to replay the hunt for a gun-crazy renegade holed up in a mountaintop hideaway. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Ellery Queen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"But Queen fans will want this posthumous collection regardless."
paper 1-885941-46-6 Ever since Manfred B. Lee, half of the writing team known pseudonymously as Ellery Queen, died in 1971, there's been only one new story about the most durable American detective of the Golden Age—a brief puzzle-tale ghostwritten in 1975 by Edward D. Hoch. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Courtly, engaging, down-to-earth letters by a kindly English aristocrat of the old school."
A lifetime of letters by the beloved queen mother reflects a tumultuous century in England. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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QUEEN OF THE SCENE by Queen Latifah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Latifah's ode to self-esteem benefits greatly from the companion CD, but the minimal text, with a dashed-off feel and sometimes awkward rhymes, will probably leave the reader wanting more. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl demonstrates her confidence and her mad skills on the playground. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"All 14 entries have a pleasantly retro patina, and even the slightest of them will give your brain a workout."
A gathering of 14 radio plays, each complete with a Challenge to the Listener, celebrates the centennial of the birth of the two cousins who wrote under the Queen byline. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"But Latifah delivers her insights with a biographical frankness (dealing with her struggles with abusive relationships and questions of self-worth) and salty directness that her young female fans (for whom the book seems to be written) are likely to find engaging and convincing. (Author tour)"
The successful actress and rap singer offers a frank, down-to-earth, but somewhat unsurprising review of the hard life lessons she has learned, about self-respect, love, and independence. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

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MIGLOO'S DAY by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Whew. There's definitely a new 'Busytown' in town. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better, a peripatetic beagle sails through teeming cartoon seek-and-find scenes featuring over 65 named characters. Read full book review >