Thrillers Book Reviews (page 498)

DEADLY EXPOSURE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A salty vichyssoise of zingy technobabble and tiresome plotting that, thankfully, refuses to take itself too seriously."
A lethal microbe, a brutal murderer, and a sentient iceberg menace cooly competent forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, back for a fourth outing(Deadly Harvest, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Name-brand Suspense Lite that imperils the heroine without disturbing the gentle reader."
No wonder this suspenser carries a recommendation from Mary Higgins Clark. Read full book review >

RED, WHITE AND BLUE by Susan Isaacs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Both on the large scale and the small, an absorbing chronicle of the American character. (Author tour; TV satellite tour)"
With keen humor and fine characterizations, the bestselling Isaacs's (Lily White, 1996, etc.) multigenerational saga explores the nature of American identity. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Jolly Christmas fiction for the whole family."
Midnight?—it's the Black Void—though Christmas is notorious for family rages. Read full book review >
THE WIDOW KILLER by Pavel Kohout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A superb reimagining of modern history, skillfully transmuted into absorbing fiction."
A powerful sense of the ambiguities of political and moral allegiance distinguishes this fascinating melodrama, translated into English for the first time, by the celebrated Czech playwright and novelist (I Am Snowing, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

THE BIG LAW by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"And what he serves up here is a satisfying throwback to the kind of suspense novel where complex people matter more than high-tech machines."
A crackerjack thriller and a second appearance for Phil Broker (The Price of Blood, 1997), tough ex-cop, hard-bitten Vietnam vet, and serious daddy. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT by Manlio Argueta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The allegory scores its points, all right, but its discursive, hectoring tone makes Argueta's very busy, sometimes strident novel much more effective as ingenious political counterstatement than as art."
A revised edition of Argueta's prizewinning 1978 novel, one of the most popular books ever published in El Salvador. Read full book review >
JUDGMENT OF TEARS by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"As did Fellini's, Newman's artistry meets the challenge with energy to spare."
With his third in a series, Newman remains in top form as our sharpest vampire novelist, a far more inventive stylist than Anne Rice. Read full book review >
PERSONAL DEMONS by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A hint of Promethean promise."
Seventeen atmospheric and entertaining horror stories, though boasting few deaths and little blood, by British novelist Fowler (Red Bride, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FRESHOUR CYLINDERS by Speer Morgan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"Morgan's best yet, spiced with sex and an emphasis on the lore of artifacts to balance the skullduggery."
Morgan (The Assemblers, 1986, etc.) brings back mixed-blood, Choctaw orphan Tom Freshour from 1994's The Whipping Boy and places him as a 45-year-old prosecuting attorney on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in 1935. Read full book review >
STINGER by Nancy Kress
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Agreeably understated, impeccably crafted, engagingly peopled, and, this time, the offstage villains are perfectly suited to the swirling, murky atmosphere of paranoia."
Another biotech thriller featuring the long-suffering, messed-up FBI agent Robert Cavanaugh (Oaths and Miracles, 1996). Read full book review >
THE OUTLANDERS by David B. Coe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Typically long-winded but reasonably innovative and engaging."
Second entry in a projected fantasy trilogy (The Children of Amarid, 1997) about the attempted invasion of rural, magic-powered Tobyn-Ser by technology-powered, industrialized Lon-Ser. 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 >