Search Results: "Adrian Lister"


BOOK REVIEW

POWER IN THE BLOOD by Michael Lister
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The result is a first novel that takes a uniquely uncompromising view of grace, though readers less saintly than the hero will burn with impatience at his sempiternal suffering."
Born into an alcoholic family, long broken with his mother over her drinking and with his sheriff father over his decision to leave law enforcement for the clergy, hounded out of his parish and his marriage by accusations of sexual misconduct—Rev. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD WORK by Michael Lister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Set aside a block of time to read the 12th in Lister's series (Blood Oath, 2016, etc.), for it may be impossible to put down. Conflicted characters and a shocking solution add up to an enthralling experience."
A Florida prison chaplain with investigative experience reopens an ice-cold case that will change his life forever. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MOON by Michael Lister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"John's ninth appearance (Blood Money, 2015, etc.) uses Lister's experiences as a prison chaplain to bring authenticity to the tense story of a man forced to make decisions that go against his deeply held beliefs."
A prison chaplain risks everything for the woman he loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD OF THE LAMB by Michael Lister
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A realistically portrayed prison setting and a cast of characters depicted with complexity and nuance (Lister was himself a prison chaplain for seven years) together form a quietly effective character-study/whodunit."
Second in a prison-crime series of realistic drama and surprising character depth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Danger, intrigue, a dash of romance, and a good, hard look at ethical dilemmas—a pretty complete package. (Paranormal thriller. 15-18)"
What happens when your special talent is especially dangerous? Read full book review >

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NUTCRACKED by Susan Adrian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Fans of ballet will be disappointed by the lack of detail, and fans of magic will be as disappointed by the smoothness of the spells. (Magical realism. 10-12)"
There's magic onstage and off in this production of The Nutcracker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Gilbert's very specialized manual of arms will appeal to the Soldier of Fortune crowd as well as military history buffs. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive, ice-cold briefing that tracks the martial art of sniping from colonial America through the brushfire conflicts of the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT NIGHT by Chris Adrian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2011

"How could such a talented writer be led so astray? Blame the bad faerie Self-Indulgence."
Imagine a mashup of J.M. Barrie and Armistead Maupin, and you'll sense the disorienting weirdness of this third novel from Adrian (The Children's Hospital, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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HIDDEN RIVER by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A disappointment after last year's splendid Dead I Well May Be as stylistic panache loses to over-the-top plotting."
Lots of good reasons for ex-cop Alex Lawson to flee Northern Ireland for Denver—a search for his lover's murderer is only second best. Read full book review >