Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

SLEEPER’S RUN by Henry Mosquera
THRILLERS
Released: July 27, 2011

"Mosquera weaves a tale of suspense through a clandestine world, crafting an engaging read that's not easily put down."
In Mosquera's debut spy thriller, an Iraq War veteran finds himself embroiled in a high-tech assassination plot. Read full book review >
DYNAMITE FISHERMEN by Preston Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: July 27, 2011

"Uncertainty among the characters coupled with relentless gunfire and explosions make for an extraordinary novel, each page just as eruptive as the city which provides the setting."
A man working for the American Embassy in Lebanon employs whatever means necessary to expose the organization behind a series of car bombings. Read full book review >

BRIDE OF A BYGONE WAR by Preston Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: July 27, 2011

"An intelligent thriller teeming with vigor."
A CIA agent working at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut fears his past has caught up to him in the riveting second volume of the Beirut trilogy. Read full book review >
THIEVES GET RICH, SAINTS GET SHOT by Jodi Compton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 26, 2011

"Addictive. Though Compton (Hailey's War, 2010, etc.) veers closer here than a good writer should to a kind of Rambo-ized chick lit, Hailey's comet continues to shine."
This time out, Hailey Cain—the woman who doesn't know fear because, well, she can't—finds herself framed and on the run. Read full book review >
COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Horrormeister Cleave (Blood Men, 2010, etc.), who is surely indebted to John Fowles' The Collector for aspects of his plot, will scare you to death, or at least to the point of keeping a night light on."
Serial killers collide in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

THICK AS THIEVES by Peter Spiegelman
THRILLERS
Released: July 26, 2011

"Character-driven with a protagonist as enigmatic as he is compelling. But what really sets this apart is the quality of Spiegelman's writing: 'Backlit on the 14th tee, Mr. Boyce is a slab of granite escaped from the quarry, or spare parts from Stonehenge.' It's not every day genre prose gets that kind of polish (Red Cat, 2007, etc.)."
Techno thieves fall out. Read full book review >
DEVIL’S HAND by M.E. Patterson
THRILLERS
Released: July 25, 2011

"A fast-paced fight against demonic forces that will appeal to lovers of supernatural thrillers."
A down-on-his-luck gambler gets more than he bargained for in this supernatural thriller from Patterson. Read full book review >
RUNNING HOMELESS by Al Lamanda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Despite leaving a trail of death, Tibbets is a sympathetic character. Like a flawed Jack Reacher, he provides all the excitement of a first-class thriller."
An amnesiac searches for answers about the people he's executed. Read full book review >
DREAMS OF THE DEAD by Perri O’Shaughnessy
THRILLERS
Released: July 12, 2011

"Feisty, funny Nina engages as always, but this is as much a romance novel as it is a thriller, which means, of course, occasional stretches of no-man's land."
This time out, attorney Nina Reilly's nemesis is a defunct ex-client who might be more alive than dead. Read full book review >
NEVER KNOWING by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"As finely calculated in its escalating suspense as Stevens' grueling debut (Still Missing, 2010). Only the last twist disappoints."
A Canadian furniture refinisher gets much, much more than she bargained for, none of it good, when on the eve of her wedding she decides to search for her birth mother. Read full book review >
THE BUTTERFLY CABINET by Bernie McGill
THRILLERS
Released: July 5, 2011

"An emotionally bracing, refreshingly intelligent and ultimately heartbreaking story."
Like an Irish Upstairs Downstairs but much darker, McGill's first novel examines the events surrounding a child's death in 1892 from the point of view of both her aristocratic mother and a young housemaid. Read full book review >
MILLENNIUM PEOPLE by J.G. Ballard
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 5, 2011

"Vintage Ballard, smartly observed and tartly written. Let's hope there's more in the vault."
Terrorism, dysfunction, malaise, dyspepsia and rioting on the streets of London. If that sounds familiar—well, welcome to Ballard's (Cocaine Nights, 1998, etc.) prophetic view of our time. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >