Search Results: "william deandrea"


BOOK REVIEW

KILLED IN FRINGE TIME by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Fans of the traditional whodunit will gobble it up."
More trouble for the already much-troubled TV vice-president (in charge of ``Special Projects'') Read full book review >

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THE WEREWOLF MURDERS by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"For retro fans, a pleasant enough couple of hours."
Mysterious killings at the Olympique Scientific Internationale (an eminent astronomer, an investigating police officer, an annoying scientist turned amateur sleuth)—committed by what sounds, from the one surviving witness's account, like a werewolf—flush out formidably brainy Niccolo Benedetti and his Nick-and-Nora satellites Ron Gentry and Janet Higgins (The Hog Murders). Read full book review >

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FATAL ELIXIR by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1997

"A colorful, generously plotted slice of period Americana whose veteran author's recent death makes you wonder whether Lobo, like the figures on Keats's Grecian Urn, will spend eternity pursuing the scoundrel who crippled him."
Like Ironside, Lobo Blacke (Written in Fire, 1995) lives for the day he can nail the man—he's convinced it was wealthy rancher Lucius Jenkins—who knocked him out of the US Marshal's office and into a wheelchair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANX MURDERS by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"If you're counting clues, you'll find this puzzle ingenious, fair (almost too fair—it's easier to solve than the average crossword), but also so thinly imagined, it's instantly forgettable."
It's hard to stay busy when you're a philosopher of evil whose theories are based exclusively on the face-to-face study of serial killers, so it's not surprising when Professor Niccolo Benedetti (The Werewolf Murder, 1992, etc.) intervenes in the feud between Clyde and Henry Pembroke, twin government contractors who can't agree to release specifications on a revolutionary new smokescrubber one of their employees has invented. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLED IN THE FOG by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Matt's eighth (Killed in Fringe Time, 1995, etc.) is labored, sketchy, and well below average for the series."
To oblige Lady Pamela Arking, his network's imperious partner in TV Strato, troubleshooter Matt Cobb, on leave in London, agrees to a cloak-and-dagger scheme to exchange envelopes with a mysterious courier in a crowd—and the next thing you know, he's talking to Scotland Yard about how they could prove that he never fired the murder gun if they'd just give him a test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITTEN IN FIRE by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Booker's bright, chatty style is perfect for his frontier Ironside's unassuming debut."
DeAndrea (Killed in Fringe Time, p. 1310, etc.) inaugurates a third series starring US marshal Lobo Blacke, sidelined by a bullet in his spine, and his former amanuensis Quinn Booker, a New York dime novelist he's brought to Le Four, Wyoming, to work on his newspaper, the Witness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A first-rate biography of a towering medical influence."
A well-told, enjoyable, enlightening—and much needed—biography of a giant of medical practice and education. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE WILLIAM by Bill Harlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Though some of his characters are engaging and the Beltway stuff interesting, what should be gripping never is."
Libya plots a chemical weapons attack in this novice entry in the Tom Clancy Stakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM STYRON by James L.W. West
Released: April 1, 1998

"A masterful achievement. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This meticulously crafted, well-paced biography should go a long way toward burnishing Styron's reputation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 25, 1981

"Otherwise, this is more a portrait of others' need for Burroughs to be an elder Great than of the more modest (and more engaging) actuality."
After the resounding thud made by Burroughs' last novel, Cities of the Red Night, these transcriptions of table-talk serve some rehabilitative purpose, presenting a picture of an aging, conservative, serious man who, with his best work perhaps now behind him, admits himself that he may have come to sound "like some sort of great nineteenth-century crank who thought that brown sugar was the answer to everything and was practicing something he called brain breathing." Read full book review >