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A Detective Under Fire by H.R.F. Keating
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A DETECTIVE UNDER FIRE. (2004). H. R. F. Keating. ***.
This crime novel features the “Hard Detective,” Harriet Martens. In this case, she is assigned to investigate alleged corruption within the Maximum Crime Unit of the London police. She quickly fin...more
Tony rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Rules, Regs and Rotten Eggs by H.R.F. Keating
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RULES, REGS AND TOTTEN EGGS. (2007). H. R. F. Keating. ****.
It appears that I’m on a roll with Mr. Keating’s works. I’m not done yet. This mystery novel is one from his series featuring Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens. We enter the story as...more
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"Henry wrote: "Thanks, Zero, and both movies, are seen on T.C.M.,very often."

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Tony rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Asking Questions by H.R.F. Keating
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ASKING QUESTIONS. (1996). H. R. F. Keating. ****.
I have been a long-time fan of Keating’s Inspector Ghoti novels, and this was another in the series. Frankly, this novel is not in the top rank of Keating’s output, but it still ranks high when compare...more
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Whodunit? A Guide To Crime, Suspense And Spy Fiction by H.R.F. Keating
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WHODUNIT? (1982). H. R. F. Keating (ed.) *****.
I realized after I brought my pile of books home from the library that I had a personal copy of this reference work, but hadn’t looked at it for twenty-some years. Now that I know I have it, it comes ups...more
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The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
The Magic Barrel
by Bernard Malamud
read in April, 2014
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THE MAGIC BARREL. (1954). Bernard Malamud. ****.
This was the author’s first collection of short stories. The title story alone is worth the price of admission. The recent volume issued by The Library of America includes many of the stories from this...more
Tony rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
The Assistant
by Bernard Malamud
read in April, 2014
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THE ASSISTANT. (1957). Bernard Malamud. ****.
This was the author’s second novel, and another example of his excellent ability to tell a simple story that carries a heavy meaning. It is set in Brooklyn, and features a Jewish grocery store owner who is...more
Tony rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Natural by Bernard Malamud
The Natural: A Novel
by Bernard Malamud
read in April, 2014
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THE NATURAL. (1952). Bernard Malamud. *****.
When I read this first novel by Malamud back in the late 1950s, I was blown away. On this second read, I was still mightily impressed. If you have not read any of Malamud’s works, this should be first on yo...more
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Hitler's Pope by John Cornwell
" Cornwell has written a devastating condemnation of Cardinal Pacelli (later Pius XII). So far, I have read the chapters describing Pacelli's utterly immoral role in bringing Hitler to a position of dictatorial power by passage of the Enabling Act i... " Read more of this review »
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"I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't remember all the books I've read! "
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