Search Results: "Ace Landers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER by Cathy Ace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"In a change from her Cait Morgan series (The Corpse with the Platinum Hair, 2014, etc.), Ace introduces a pleasantly quirky set of detectives who have their own diverse methods of crime-solving."
A stately home provides the backdrop for a modern mystery. Read full book review >

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DARK END OF THE STREET by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Once again, Atkins (Leavin' Trunk Blues, 2000, etc.) redeems shaky plotting by a colorful cast, especially big-hearted, picaresque Nick."
Legendary soul singer Clyde James has been missing for years and long presumed dead. Read full book review >

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THE RANGER by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Another solid entertainment from Atkins (Infamous, 2010, etc.), whose estimable Ranger may bring to mind Lee Child's hard-fisted, soft-hearted Jack Reacher, which is entirely a good thing."
Home is the Ranger, home from the wars, to a town full of good old boys, bad old betrayals and some fresh ones. Read full book review >

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THE FORSAKEN by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2014

"The sheriff's many flaws only enhance his human appeal."
Cases both hot and cold force a Mississippi sheriff to confront issues from the past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVADED by Melissa Landers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"The last few pages set up the inevitable sequel; if it is as entertaining as this tale, it can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Romance takes a back seat to suspense in this sequel to Alienated (2014).Read full book review >

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STARFLIGHT by Melissa Landers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The less-imaginative end of outer-space adventure romance. (Science fiction/romance. 12-16)"
A penniless girl and a wealthy boy, enemies, are stuck together on an outer-space journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT B. PARKER'S LITTLE WHITE LIES by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers taken in by Atkins' sureness of touch in the first half of this schizoid yarn richly deserve to get flimflammed by the bait-and-switch that follows."
A damsel in distress enlists Boston's most storied private eye in her cause and then has second and third thoughts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A valuable handbook for any group, in or outside prison, involved in AIDS education, but even more, a testament to the humanity of a group of dedicated women. (35 b&w illustrations)"
A compelling record of how women incarcerated in a maximum-security prison developed a widely applicable model AIDS program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIENATED by Melissa Landers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's still rather fun in an after-school-special sort of way, but hardly an essential purchase or read. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A charming if lightweight science-fiction romance bogs down when it attempts to convey moral lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COSWELL’S GUIDE TO TAMBRALINGA by Scott Landers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Ambitious and provocative."
The ghosts of Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene hover over this bracingly chilly debut, about a couple of contemporary American tourists in a fictional yet uncomfortably familiar Asian island nation. Read full book review >