Books by Richard Hoyt

PONY GIRLS by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Plotless, aimless, relentlessly silly. Only the most charitable readers will suspend disbelief."
Denson, Dancer, and Sees the Night (The Weatherman's Daughter, 2003, etc.) are hired to rope in a serial killer stalking stallions. Read full book review >
THE WEATHERMAN’S DAUGHTER by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Annoyingly digressive and essentially plotless: a clink-clink-clink-clinker."
After a hiatus for a pair of international thrillers, Hoyt (Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie, 2002, etc.) returns to p.i.'s John Denson and Willie Prettybird, whistling them down from their Whorehouse Meadow hideaways to get to the bottom of murder and weather most foul. Read full book review >
OLD SOLDIERS SOMETIMES LIE by Richard Hoyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Plodding narration and unreconstructed macho attitudes hammer what could have been a pretty cool story to long-lingering death."
Hirohito's WWII Chinese loot pops up 50 years later, calling old spooks back into action. Read full book review >
VIVIENNE by Richard Hoyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Another oddball tale from Hoyt (Tyger! Tyger!, 1996, etc.) that reads like a newsroom copyboy's daydream, with blind-siding plot twists tottering on the edge of improbability, then the whole redeemed by a skewed vision of innocence gone horribly wrong."
A newspaperman forges a dangerous relationship with a diabolical Army Intelligence officer and his sexy, hapless but far from helpless Vietnamese wife. Read full book review >
BLOOD OF PATRIOTS by Neil Abercrombie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 1996

"Abercrombie's constituents some pause, albeit one that should prove right up the alley of Hoyt fans. (Author tour)"
TYGER! TYGER! by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"For all its exotic settings, a formulaic thriller that offers almost no action or suspense—and Hoyt's notably graceless prose does little to redeem the predictable plot."
A Munich detective's pursuit of a kinky killer converges with the efforts of an environmental group's hired gun to halt the ongoing slaughter of tigers. Read full book review >
SNAKE EYES by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"The eco-disaster scenario, perhaps borrowing its urgency from Hoyt's recent international thrillers Red Card (1994) and Japanese Game (1995), sits oddly atop the laid-back crew of northwestern eccentrics Hoyt knocks off as well as anybody around."
Who says there's nothing doing along the banks of the Snake River in summer? Read full book review >
JAPANESE GAME by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Deliriously xenophobic, irresistibly enjoyable."
Still smarting over the kid-glove coddling the Japanese got in Rising Sun? Read full book review >
RED CARD by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"Rowayton versus the devil's striker''—this isn't any more exciting than the World Cup games Edson disrupts."
Here's a terrorist with a sense of propriety: Before launching attacks against players in soccer's World Cup, he sends yellow penalty cards—warnings of serious fouls meriting ejection—to the German and American teams. Read full book review >
BIGFOOT by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Sly fun, as always, for outdoorsy readers everywhere."
Three recent sightings of the Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot, on and near Mount St. Read full book review >
MARIMBA by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Hoyt's rapacious Miamians leave you gasping."
A Doberman with a taste for human flesh and the voodoo-and- shopping-mad family who keep him well fed are somewhere near the center of Hoyt's (Darwin's Secret, Whoo?, etc.) Read full book review >
WHOO? by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Waggish and flip rather than funny—though Hoyt, with a fine sense of balance, manages to find knaves and fools on both sides of the environmental debate."
As in the earlier mysteries featuring Seattle shamus John Denson (Fish Story, etc.), the questions here are far from ordinary. Read full book review >