Thrillers Book Reviews (page 483)

A DARKER PLACE by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

Eighteen years after losing her husband and daughter to a mass suicide in a Texas cult, an expert on religious sects agrees to goes undercover one more time to infiltrate a particularly insidious community. Read full book review >
BE COOL by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

Nine years after his farcical conquest of Hollywood in Get Shorty, former loan shark Chili Palmer aims to scale equally unlikely new heights as a music producer. Read full book review >

SUSPICION by Barbara Rogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Du Maurier, however, could pull off her climax without gun or knife."
Rogan's (Rowing to Eden, 1996, etc.) best so far goes strictly commercial in a winning, flat-out all-nighter. Read full book review >
WHERE TO CHOOSE by Penny Mickelbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In all: an interesting setting, some attractive characters and a first-class heroine undermined by an excess of fancy plotting and psyche-searching."
A second wrenching adventure for black trial lawyer Carol Ann Gibson of Washington, D.C., only a year after the death of deeply loved husband Al, whose killer she had brought to justice (One Must Wait , 1998). Read full book review >
8.4 by Peter Hernon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"8. (First printing of 75,000, $75,000 ad/promo, miniseries to NBC/Avent)"
A big book about big earthquakes that ought to be scarier than it is, by the author of The Kindling Effect (1996). Read full book review >

BONE MUSIC by Lee Moler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"An above-average millennial oater."
From the author of Baltimore Blues (1991), an old-but-new western with rawhide dialogue and a far-out plot laced with 100-proof bourbon. Read full book review >
FOUND MONEY by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"But the real problem is, as always, Grippando's (The Abduction, 1998 etc.) people: So few are persuasive."
A worthy idea is undercut by slapdash craftsmanship. Read full book review >
THROWING 7'S by Denis Hamill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Excessive beatings, gratuitous beddings, and a Grand Guignol finish so absurd it's funny."
A routine suspenser in which New York Daily News columnist Hamill pits his superhero against greed, corruption, and various other forces of evil. Read full book review >
THE FORBIDDEN ZONE by Michael Hetzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Well-paced and exciting, with crisp dialogue, believable setups, and first-rate atmosphere: a page-turner in the best tradition of le CarrÇ and Martin Cruz Smith."
American journalist Hetzer's first novel portrays the intrigues of Communist Russia during the last days of the Cold War. Read full book review >
ARCHANGEL by Robert Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"No personal demons here to soothe, but Harris's (Enigma, 1995, etc.) knack for re-creating historical events puts him in very select company."
DEADLINE Y2K by Mark Joseph
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Conventional disaster novel, but briskly told and mercifully light on the technobabble."
Cautionary tale of a sleazy businessman and a pack of hackers finding fame, fortune, and an excuse to save New York City as the millennial computer bugaboo strikes. Read full book review >
WINDFALL by James Magnuson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Despite the waist-high clichÇs of plot and phrase, though, there's no denying the page-turning pull of Magnuson's irresistible premise or its inexorable progress. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
Think you'd like to stumble over seven million dollars? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >