Books tagged: john howard reid

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Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
"Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders" always claims the reader's complete attention. This novel is a most commendable mystery thriller, fully deserving its overseas' acclaim. When not delving into diets and other aspects of "healthy" living, the author displays considerable powers of invention. His very fertile imagination creates extremely sticky situations for his unique investigator-hero.
Hollywood Gold: Famous Films of the Forties & Fifties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book's real meat lies in its extensive cast and camera credits plus background information and reviews on all 160 titles from Adventures of Mark Twain through to You Were Never Lovelier. Most enjoyable of many extras are the inside comments on Ghost of Frankenstein, Humoresque, The Killers, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Nightmare Alley, Niagara, The Thin Man, We're Not Married, Malaya, etc.
Hollywood's Classic Comedies: 200 Fun-Filled Films Rated & Reviewed
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
200 classic movie comedies are discussed and reviewed (with full cast and credit details) in this must-have book that will delight every vintage film fan. If you've never heard of Abbott & Costello, The 3 Stooges, or Laurel & Hardy, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, for fans of classic Hollywood comedies, this book will evoke lively memories and guide them to buy more comedy DVDs.
Prophet, Priest and King: A Novel of King Solomon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It's not easy to write a Biblical story and still make it seem relevant to the present times but clearly John Howard Reid knows his subject matter well. This fully-engaging novel presents an aged and not-so-wise King Solomon who is forced to make certain choices. He has to pit his wits against the temple priests when an unknown killer is on the prowl, and the common people are close to rebellion.
Movies International: America's Best, Britain's Finest
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,770. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
British moviegoers love U.S. films. Why? A cinema manager in London's East End told me: "People come to the movies to get lost. They don't want to see Frank Sinatra in a U.K. movie, treading the same dreary streets they live in, day in, day out. They want Frank transported to a magic world, or a different world. That's what Hollywood supplies. British films are too realistic, too down-to-earth."
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
All Reid's books are interesting and useful. This one deals with an impressive range of movie landmarks, including credits, reviews and interesting background details on films like Algiers, Anna and the King of Siam, Bells of St Mary's, Best Years of Our Lives, Blood and Sand, Blossoms in the Dust, Citizen Kane, Cover Girl, Dinner at Eight, etc. Reid's notes on the films are totally fascinating.
CinemaScope Four: M-G-M MOVIES Light Up the Screen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book examines 110 wide-screen CinemaScope titles including Bad Day at Black Rock, Bells Are Ringing, Brigadoon, Designing Woman, Far From the Madding Crowd, Gigi, Guys and Dolls, King of Kings, Les Girls, Lust for Life, Moonfleet, The Reluctant Debutante, Rose Marie, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Silk Stockings, The Swan, Viva Las Vegas; as well as Ben-Hur, High Society and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc.
Music, Thrills, Mystery, Comedy & Suspense on Video & DVD
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,680. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
Wonderful movies for every taste are now on DVD. This book examines a rich selection from As Good As It Gets through You'll Never Get Rich. Musicals include Dolly Sisters and Wonder Bar, noir thrills come Out of the Past with T-Men, mysteries include Crossfire and Song of the Thin Man, comedies explore Another Fine Mess and Fun on a Weekend, suspense takes a Special Agent on Pursuit to Algiers.
MOVIE WESTERNS Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A feast of entertainment for western fans, this mammoth book details not only typical Ranch Night films like Riders of Destiny, In Old Monterey and Duel at Silver Creek, but the big "A" entries: The Searchers, The Spoilers, San Antonio, Big Country, etc. In all, 174 films are examined and reviewed. They include all the top box-office stars: Autry, Rogers, Wayne, Scott, Boyd, Holt, Maynard, Dix.