Books by Alfred Alcorn and Complete Book Reviews

Alfred Alcorn, Author . Zoland $14.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-58195-231-5
At the start of Alcorn's entertaining second Norman de Ratour mystery (after 1997's Murder in the Museum of Man ), Norman, now the Museum of Man's director in the vaguely New England city of Seaboard, ponders the mysterious deaths of...
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Alfred Alcorn, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $17.95 (276p) ISBN 978-0-395-47042-8
Alcorn's intelligent, satisfying second novel (after The Pull of the Earth), concerns a successful Boston journalist whose smugly cynical view of the world is dramatically overturned by a calamitous series of events, a trial-by-fire that eventually...
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Alfred Alcorn, Author Zoland Books $13 (240p) ISBN 978-1-58195-001-4
Part parody of 1970s excess, part paean to the art of running, this quirky novel focuses on hapless Myles Mayberry, who spends his days training for the Boston Marathon and smoking marijuana. Myles and his dismayed new wife, Sophie, the couple's...
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Alfred Alcorn, Author Zoland Books $23.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-944072-77-6
Sly and spicy from start to finish, Alcorn's (Vestments, 1988) unexpected hybrid blends academic spoofery, cannibalism and a murder mystery, serving it up with a just-right balance of innocence, subtle malevolence and cheeky irony. The scene of the...
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Alfred Alcorn, Author . Zoland $14.99 (327p) ISBN 978-1-58195-234-6
At the start of Alcorn's uneven third Norman de Ratour mystery (after 2009's The Love Potion Murders in the Museum of Man ), Norman, the Museum of Man's director and the book's bloviating narrator, discovers a murdered man in a...
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