Brooklyn Bookbeat

Review: Brooklyn-born author’s 'Where it Hurts' is superb detective novel

Gus Murphy was looking forward to retirement after a distinguished career as a Long Island police officer, but when his son dropped dead of an undiagnosed heart defect during a pickup basketball game, Gus' life all but ended, too. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s second novel brings to life post-9/11 New York

Brooklyn author Kristopher Jansma’s award-winning first novel “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” was published in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. … Full Article

New novel ‘The Fugitives’ is ‘Thoughtful, Full of Action’

In “The Fugitives” (Feb. 9, Simon & Schuster), National Book Award finalist Christopher Sorrentino (“Trance,” 2005) pulls off a clever literary feat. … Full Article

Fort Greene’s Unbound Lit Series returns Feb. 12

Unbound: A Book Launch Series with Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Greenlight Bookstore returns on Feb. … Full Article

Brooklyn author publishes debut essay collection

“I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son” (Alfred Knopf), Kent Russell’s irresistibly engaging debut collection of essays intertwined with personal history, is easily one of the best books of the past year. … Full Article

A Review: ‘Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker’

When I was a teenager and my father realized the true extent of my passion for the movies, he gave me a slim paperback titled simply “Picture.” The author was Lillian Ross. I’d read Arthur Knight and Manny Farber and Bosley Crowther and Stanley Kaufman, and, of course, Pauline Kael. … Full Article

‘Political Gladiators’ book offers tips to Millennials

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli won his first political office at the tender age of 18 when he was elected to the Mineola school board. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis was first elected in 2010 at 29 years of age. … Full Article

Actress Mary-Louise Parker, a Brooklyn resident, now a respected writer

The latest round of raves for Mary-Louise Parker is not for her acting, but for her writing. … Full Article

Author to publish ‘Brooklyn on Fire’

In his debut novel “Second Street Station,” which was named one of the five best mysteries of 2015 by Library Journal, award-winning television writer Lawrence H. … Full Article

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