Thrillers Book Reviews (page 490)

BIG ROCK BEAT by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"Lovers of rock music will find this almost as much fun as the prequel—though less fantastically over the top—or fresh."
The sequel to Kihn's 1996 debut novel, Horror Show, a satirical romp based on the film Ed Wood, which was followed by his Banshee novel Shade of Pale (1997). Read full book review >
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Pass the fruitcake. (First printing of 1,500,000)"
Lottery winners Alvirah and Willy Meehan are the guests of honor in this second helping of Christmas turkey from megaselling Clark (Silent Night, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"A superior village mystery that whets the appetite for the promised third volume."
Twenty-five years before Michael Appleyard's daughter was kidnapped in The Four Last Things (1997), the pre-teen Michael spent the summer of 1970 visiting his godfather David Byfield, the vicar of Roth. Read full book review >
RAGE SLEEP by C.W. Morton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1998

"Robin Cook meets Tom Clancy at General Hospital."
Campy hybrid of medical procedural and military thriller from Navy Lieutenant Commander Morton and her physician father. Read full book review >
BLOOD ROSES by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"An absorbing account, bringing history to rich and resonant life."
Another adventure for Ragoczy, the Count Saint-Germain, Yarbro's 3000-year-old saintly vampire. Read full book review >

MIND CHANGER by James White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1998

"And an O'Mara of human dimensions is less gratifying than he was as a sort of animated thunderbolt."
Another of White's Sector General yarns (Final Diagnosis, 1997, etc.), about a colossal multi-species space hospital. Read full book review >
RIDING THE SNAKE by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"His fiction cries out for the same qualitites. (Author tour)"
She's a cop under a cloud; he's a country club wastrel. Read full book review >
A FOLD IN THE TENT OF THE SKY by Michael Hale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Well-written and absorbing, although the psi research is overly familiar."
The universe reels in this perfectly titled debut novel as a group of psychics gathers to help the government, and one of them starts altering the present by stripping the past. Read full book review >
NICE by Jen Sacks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An entertaining (if narrow-in-scope) take on women who just can't say no."
How does a nice girl find love in Manhattan? Read full book review >
THE SENATOR MUST DIE by Edward I. Koch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Anson Hubbard—a nice enough guy, but not a patch on Koch in the charisma department."
The Senator Must Die ($22.00; Oct.; 224 pp.; 1-57566-325-2): New York's greatest mayor—just ask him—teams up for a third outing with Staub (Murder on 34th Street, 1997, etc.), this time thrusting his fictional alter ego into a Swiss/Nazi gold scandal that threatens the life of his old friend Sen. Read full book review >
BLACKBIRD SINGING by Jay Amberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Builds nicely, then deftly bends one's expectations."
Hefty thriller/police procedural, from the author of Deep Gold (paperback), that seems pretty much done by the numbers until its wilder heart is revealed. Read full book review >
PURPLE DOTS by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The whole courtly farce is so gentlemanly and understated, right down to the final twist, that most readers will be inoculated before they even feel the sting."
What ought to be the routine confirmation of a new CIA director spins predictably, and entertainingly, out of control in newscaster Lehrer's dark D.C. comedy. 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 >