Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 955)

NIGHTMARE POINT by Carole Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1993

"Crisp pacing, vivid minor characters, and a chilling psychological profile add up to absorbing storytelling that showcases a versatile talent."
The author of the cheerful series featuring Bonnie Indermill (Island Girl, etc.) is on a different tack here. Read full book review >
WINTER PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 1993

"Crackling action, a clever mystery, and characters who breathe make this great fun: one of the best Preys yet and a must for thriller fans."
Vastly entertaining fifth entry in Sandford's popular Prey series (Silent Prey, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

NIGHT GAME by Alison Gordon
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 1993

"Kate, a heretofore bland heroine, is feistier and less dependent on her cop-boyfriend to get her out of trouble now that she's reached her 42nd birthday."
Sportswriter Kate Henry (The Dead Pull Hitter; Safe at Home) follows the Toronto Titans to Sunland, Florida, for spring training—but she's barely settled in before Lucy Cartwright, a busty, lusty cub reporter who'd slept with half the team, is found shot to death on the beach. Read full book review >
LONG DAY MONDAY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 1993

"Another can't-put-it-down winner for Turnbull."
Glasgow's police, P Division, are hard at work, grappling with two major new cases alongside the usual run of mean-streets crime. Read full book review >
THE OTHER WOMAN by Jill McGown
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 23, 1993

"Readable but far from riveting."
This time out, Stansfield's Detective Chief Inspector Lloyd and colleague-girlfriend Inspector Judy Hill (The Murders of Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Beale, 1991, etc.) have two heavy cases to solve—a serial rapist is on the loose, and Sharon Smith, young secretary to law partners Lionel Evans and Simon Whitcomb, has been found strangled at the sports complex where a football game had been cut short by fog. Read full book review >

THE WHITE ROSE MURDERS by Michael Clynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1993

"Atogether, then, Shallot is far less interesting than that scamp Janklyn and medieval mole Corbett."
A third historical series from the author who, as P.C. Doherty, created scholar-rogue Matthew Janklyn and the clerk-spy Hugh Corbett now introduces Sir Roger Shallot, in his dotage and recounting his past exploits—some wily, others lecherous, most dishonest. Read full book review >
A BODY IN BELMONT HARBOR by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 22, 1993

"A shaggy, satisfying valentine to Chicago's seedy uptown."
Convinced that the killing of hoodlum wannabe Harry Palm on Chicago's waterfront is somehow connected to her husband's apparent suicide in the harbor two years earlier, wealthy, brittle Janice Fairs hires self-doubting ex-cop Paul Whelan (Death in Uptown, 1990) to take another look at the financial fortunes of High Pair, the software company that Phil Fairs had run together with slick Rich Vosic—whom Janice accuses of her husband's murder—until embezzling accountant George Brister took off, leaving the partners holding the bag. Read full book review >
NICK'S TRIP by George Pelecanos
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 22, 1993

"But there are still some great scenes, great people, and great background music."
Two cases for D.C. shamus Nick Stefanos, who's left his job at Nutty Nathan's (A Firing Offense, 1992) to patrol the bar at the Spot. Read full book review >
ORION by Ralph Graves
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 18, 1993

"Rather like a long Reader's Digest feature."
A young New York radio reporter endures a vicious rape and its aftermath. Read full book review >
A POCKETFUL OF KARMA by Taffy Cannon
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 15, 1993

"A reincarnation—sorry, a sequel—is foretold."
California Bar investigator Nan Robinson's former secretary and childhood friend Debra La Roche is missing, missing, missing. Read full book review >
ONE DEAD JUDGE by Preston Pairo
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 15, 1993

"Amusing fare, with some of the best laughs coming at the expense of the legal profession, for fans of the medium-boiled detective story."
Dallas Henry (Beach Money, 1991), now an Ocean City motel- owner, returns to lawyering when crusty old Judge Crenshaw hands him a package to be opened on the judge's death—and then becomes a hit-and-run victim. Read full book review >
THE MAN IN THE TOWER by Michael Krüger
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 15, 1993

"Elsewhere, it's all leaden meditation, jeremiad, and shadow-play."
A German painter of great critical and commercial renown is given a year's use of a tower in southwest France. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >