The Hoods

The Hoods
Author: Harry Grey
Publsiher: blackmask.com
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781596543461
ISBN 13: 1596543469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hoods Book Review:

This book by Harry Grey - an ex-hood himself - will shock. Here, he dares to tell the truth about cold-blooded Killer Mobs and how they work.

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America
Author: Harry Grey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780747531869
ISBN 13: 0747531862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in America Book Review:

Inspired by the Robert De Niro film, this story spans three generations of a family of Jewish immigrants to the United States. A gang of friends discover - through trust, hard work and brutality - the true meaning of the American Dream.

Hoods

Hoods
Author: Harry Grey
Publsiher: Signet
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1960-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780451024565
ISBN 13: 0451024567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hoods Book Review:

"This book by HARRY GREY --an ex-hood himself! --will shock you but you must read it. He dares to tell the truth about cold-blooded Killer Mobs and how they work." --Mickey Spillaine. Written in prison by author Grey, this legendary novel became the source for Sergio Leone's classic Once Upon a Time in America.

The Hoods

The Hoods
Author: Harry GREY (pseud.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:752549718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-07-16
ISBN 10: 0307373576
ISBN 13: 9780307373571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Atlas Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times

The Moon by Night

The Moon by Night
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN 10: 1466814152
ISBN 13: 9781466814158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moon by Night Book Review:

Book two in the award-winning young adult Austin Family Chronicles series from Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, Vicky Austin experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up. As if simply being fourteen-years-old weren't bad enough—what with the usual teenage angst and uncertainty, Vicky Austin's always comforting and reliable home life is changing completely. Her brother John is going off to college in the fall. Maggy, an orphan taken in by the Austins two years ago, has gone to live with her legal guardian. And the rest of Vicky's family is moving from their quiet house in the country to the heart of New York City. But before the big move, the entire Austin family is taking a meandering trip across the country in their station wagon, stopping to camp along the way, with no set schedule and not a single night of camping experience among them. Wild animal attacks. Life-threatening natural disasters. Cute boys on the prowl. Anything can happen in the great outdoors. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

1001 Midnights

1001 Midnights
Author: Bill Pronzini,Marcia Muller
Publsiher: Arbor House Publishing Company
Total Pages: 879
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012960830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1001 Midnights Book Review:

Provides plot summaries to more than one thousand classic mystery, detective, and espionage novels and short story favorites, as well as informative commentary on each author

The Purples

The Purples
Author: W. K. Berger
Publsiher: W. K. Berger
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2010-05-06
ISBN 10: 0615231705
ISBN 13: 9780615231709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purples Book Review:

*AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL SEMIFINALIST* Shunned by his community... locked up for trying to help an innocent girl... ambushed by rivals and left for dead in the Detroit River: Joe Bernstein has a few scores to settle, and a bold plan to seize control of the Motor City in its booming 1920s heyday. With his faithful "agent" Abie, his brilliant but fragile brother Max, and an out-of-control enforcer named Grabowski (not to mention a couple of carnivorous creatures known as "the babies"), Bernstein gives rise to the infamous Purple Gang-so named by local merchants because the gang's members were said to be "tainted, like spoiled meat." Bernstein's boys set their sights on taking over the Detroit River, the pipeline connecting dry America to wet Canada. But Joe also must contend with having "a sweetheart in the nut house" and rising tensions within his gang. Worst of all, the D.A.'s office has brought in an amputee war hero named Riley--who seems to be one step ahead of Joe's big plans. A fast-paced thriller that builds to the climactic Collingwood Massacre (a seminal event that changed Detroit forever), THE PURPLES blends richly-detailed historical fiction with nonstop action, all narrated in the wry voice of the smart, self-deluding, and unforgettable Joe Bernstein. "Corruption in 1920s Detroit is brought to life in vivid detail in this accomplished book." -Publishers Weekly

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America
Author: Lee Hays
Publsiher: New Amer Library
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780451128393
ISBN 13: 0451128397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in America Book Review:

Chronicles the life and career of one man involved for thirty-five years in American organized crime

Gangster

Gangster
Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-07-30
ISBN 10: 0345459547
ISBN 13: 9780345459541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangster Book Review:

Love. Violence. Destiny. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In Gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption. Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family—the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, in his brutal business, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen. As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create. A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, and a relentless pace, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate—and an unforgettable epic of a family, a city, a century.

The Wanderers

The Wanderers
Author: Richard Price
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1999-04-15
ISBN 10: 0547940610
ISBN 13: 9780547940618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wanderers Book Review:

The “extraordinary” novel of a teenage gang in the 1960s Bronx, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Clockers and The Whites (Newsweek). The basis for the feature film, The Wanderers tells the story of teenagers on the streets of New York City, coming of age and drifting apart. Tormented by cold-hearted girls and cold-blooded ten-year-olds, maniacal rivals and murderous parents, they are caught between juveniles and adults in a gritty novel filled with “switchblade prose” and “dialogue [that] has the immediacy of overheard subway conversation”—from an award-winning author renowned for his writing on HBO’s The Wire and The Night Of, as well as such modern-day classics as Lush Life and Bloodbrothers (Newsweek). “A kind of teenage Godfather with its own tight structure of morality, loyalty, survival, and reprisal.” —Los Angeles Free Press “The flip side of American Graffiti . . . an amalgam of sex, violence, and humor, glued together with superb dialogue and unsentimental sensitivity.” —Rolling Stone “A superbly written book . . . insights that allow us—at times force us—to feel closer to other human beings whether we like and approve of them or not.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1292310561
ISBN 13: 9781292310565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Boy from the Woods

The Boy from the Woods
Author: Harlan Coben
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1538748169
ISBN 13: 9781538748169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy from the Woods Book Review:

A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father—with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde—with whom she shares a tragic connection—to use his unique skills to help find Naomi. Wilde can't ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late.

Falling Angel

Falling Angel
Author: William Hjortsberg
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 1453246584
ISBN 13: 9781453246580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Angel Book Review:

Edgar Award Finalist: The hunt for a vanished singer leads a detective into the depths of the occult in this “terrific” novel (Stephen King). Big-band frontman Johnny Favorite was singing for the troops when a Luftwaffe fighter squadron strafed the bandstand, killing the crowd and leaving the singer near death. The army returned him to a private hospital in upstate New York, leaving him to live out his days as a vegetable while the world forgot him. But Louis Cyphre never forgets. Cyphre had a contract with the singer, stipulating payment upon Johnny’s death—payment that will be denied as long as Johnny clings to life. When Cyphre hires private investigator Harry Angel to find Johnny at the hospital, Angel learns that the singer has disappeared. It is no ordinary missing-person’s case. Everyone he questions dies soon after, as Angel’s investigation ensnares him in a bizarre tangle of black magic, carnival freaks, and grisly voodoo. When the sinister Louis Cyphre begins appearing in Angel’s dreams, the detective fears for his life, his sanity, and his soul. Falling Angel was the basis for the Alan Parker film Angel Heart, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman
Author: Harper Lee
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0062409875
ISBN 13: 9780062409874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go Set a Watchman Book Review:

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

The Amboy Dukes

The Amboy Dukes
Author: Irving Shulman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781568497358
ISBN 13: 1568497350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Among the Hoods

Among the Hoods
Author: Harriet Sergeant
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 0571289193
ISBN 13: 9780571289196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Hoods Book Review:

"They changed me a lot more than I changed them ... I went in as Anne Widdecombe and came out an anarchist." In 2008 Harriet Sergeant - think tank report-writer, Daily Mail journalist and author of The Public and the Police - befriended a teenage gang in south London while doing research. What began as a conversation outside a chicken take-away shop became a three-year attempt to change their lives, taking her from job centres and the care system to prison and failing schools. Her experiences left her believing that the state has played an integral part in creating gang culture in Britain - and that the entire system must now change if we want to help these young men. Reading her story will challenge everything you thought you knew about society and politics today.

Lonesome Animals

Lonesome Animals
Author: Bruce Holbert
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 1619020777
ISBN 13: 9781619020771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonesome Animals Book Review:

In Lonesome Animals, Arthur Strawl, a tormented former lawman, is called out of retirement to hunt a serial killer with a sense of the macabre who has been leaving elaborately carved bodies of Native Americans across three counties. As the pursuit ensues, Strawl's own dark and violent history weaves itself into the hunt, shedding light on the remains of his broken family: one wife taken by the river, one by his own hand; an adopted Native American son who fancies himself a Catholic prophet; and a daughter, whose temerity and stoicism contrast against the romantic notions of how the west was won. In the vein of True Gritand Blood Meridian, Lonesome Animals is a western novel reinvented, a detective story inverted for the west. It contemplates the nature of story and heroism in the face of a collapsing ethos –not only of Native American culture, but also of the first wave of white men who, through the battle against the geography and its indigenous people, guaranteed their own destruction. But it is also about one man's urgent, elegiac search for justice amidst the craven acts committed on the edges of civilization.

Absolution

Absolution
Author: Carom Ramsay
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN 10: 1628157836
ISBN 13: 9781628157833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absolution Book Review:

"Highly literate and entirely engrossing. One of the year's best literary thrillers." —The Washington Post It's twenty years since police detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station—and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow's Western Infirmary. Daily he'd watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she'd smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland. Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he's been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women—their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle—have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer. With crimes in the present continually detouring both McAlpine and the elusive killer he pursues into an unredeemed past, the mystery in this steely, piercing psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme. Praise for CARO RAMSAY "While fellow-Scot Ian Rankin's narrative is unruly, Ramsay's is stately. It works because the story she tells is highly literate and entirely engrossing. McAlpine's passion leads the novel to a conclusion as powerful as it is unexpected. Absolution is among the year's best literary thrillers.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post "Let me recommend a first novel by Caro Ramsay, a Scottish author who is able to write scenes of heartbreaking tenderness nestled amid evocations of such grotesque violence that it is difficult to imagine that they can coexist as such sublime interlocking pieces of the whole. A noir police novel, like those by fellow Scottish author Ian Rankin, but with deeper psychological exploration, Absolution marks the beginning of what certainly will be a major career."—Otto Penzler, New York Sun

The Deadly Sex

The Deadly Sex
Author: Jack Webb
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1440541485
ISBN 13: 9781440541483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deadly Sex Book Review:

Detective Sammy Golden was surprised to find her there—in the gaudy apartment of a dangerous diamond smuggler—standing of his dead body with a fortune in diamonds in her bag … and a pistol in her hand. She looked too pretty, and too nice, for the role. Besides, she was a widow—the widow of a cop who had been murdered just 48 hours before.