Search Results: "A.J. Butcher"


BOOK REVIEW

SPY HIGH by A.J. Butcher
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"First in a series. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this over-the-top secret-agent caper with a comic-book feel, six kids, each with a special talent and a psychological issue, are recruited to join a select training academy for secret agents. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER by Jennifer Hillier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2014

"The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller."
Thirty years ago, Seattle Police Capt. Edward Shank put down a serial killer dubbed the Butcher. Edward's bullet ended Rufus Wedge's sorry life. But did the killings end? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A.J. AYER by Ben Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A delightful discourse on an extraordinarily full life: Rogers succeeds in capturing the spirit of a philosophical maverick who many loved to hate."
A sympathetic treatment of one of the 20th century's best-known British philosophers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1995

"The Butcher,'' the second, decidedly unerotic novella seems like a case of false advertising."
Two novellas—one torrid, the other patently inane—mark the American debut of a bestselling French sensation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTCHER BOY by Patrick McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 1993

"His novel is a tour de force."
The Irish McCabe's third novel—and American debut—is a journey into the heart of darkness: the mind of a desperately troubled kid one step away from madness and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For Mafia buffs, a sure thing—though the denouement may be the most shocking thing about this labored book."
Mix The Godfather with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you've got this routine true-crime study of one of the most coldblooded murderers in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTCHER BIRD by Dean Ing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Credible and entertaining, especially for fans of the previous books, and a definite improvement over The Big Lifters (1988)."
High-tech thriller—sequel to the paperbacks The Ransom of Black Stealth One and The Nemesis Mission—featuring deadly, whisper-quiet, virtually undetectable UFO-like Stealth aircraft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETHICAL BUTCHER by Berlin Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A provocative, personal look at food production and locally sustained agriculture that may change the way readers decide what to put on their plates."
Part food memoir and part an argument for supporting sustainable, locally sourced organic food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE BUTCHER by Dick King-Smith
Released: May 24, 1982

"With church cat Ecclesiastes' large family filling out the hunting party, and with the outlaw monster cat Great Mog for lurking danger and final confrontation, it's nimble and less forced than the pig story—more like an elegant English trifle, for those with a taste for writing as per-formance."
Another clever, archly playful animal story from the very British author of If Pigs Could Fly (p. 419, J-87). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTCHER BIRD by S.D. Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"The second in Sykes' fine series is a puzzling mystery with a surprise at the end, filled with historical detail and, in Oswald, a slowly growing force to be reckoned with."
A young lord with a reputation for crime solving is nearly overwhelmed by problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A very human exploration, from heart-searching to heart-gladdening."
Food blogger Weaver charts her progress as a reluctant meat eater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTCHER OF SMITHFIELD by Susanna Gregory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Chaloner's third, a mine of historical information, poses a staggeringly complicated mystery for its charming hero (Blood on the Strand, 2007, etc.)."
Cucumbers are apparently the latest of many dangers to life and limb in Restoration London. Read full book review >