Search Results: "Alex Kava"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

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STRANDED by Alex Kava
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2013

"In Kava's hands, the echoes of several familiar serial-killer yarns are just as breathless but a lot less original or compelling."
The FBI's Maggie O'Dell (Fireproof, 2012, etc.) battles a serial killer who ranges freely along the nation's superhighways. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

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HOTWIRE by Alex Kava
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2011

"You'd think that the double threat of alien invaders and contaminated school lunches would create an irresistible rooting interest, but you'd be wrong."
What's the connection between the shocking conclusion to a drug-fueled teen party in Nebraska and an outbreak of food poisoning in the nation's capital? Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Alex Kava
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"A faster-paced version of those disaster movies from the '70s."
As Hurricane Isaac bears down on Florida, a grisly discovery off the Gulf Coast plunges FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell into a mystery with far-reaching implications. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL CATCHER by Alex Kava
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"Comic-strip bad guys, spiritless good guys, overfamiliar plot lines. Not a top show."
Kava's third—pedestrian—outing employs a switch: this time it's the mom who's brain-washed and in a cult's clammy clutches, the daughter striving to pry her loose. Read full book review >

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SPLIT SECOND by Alex Kava
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Butchery in abundance, gore galore, but Stuckey the Collector can't carry the body bags for Hannibal the Cannibal."
Blackhearted serial killer vs. stouthearted female FBI agent, Round Two. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIREPROOF by Alex Kava
Released: July 17, 2012

"Kava combines the clichés of serial-arsonist fiction with Patricia Cornwell's irritating habit of ending her heroine's quests not with a bang, but a whimper. To be continued."
FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell (Hotwire, 2011, etc.) goes up against an arsonist and a murderer who may or may not be the same person. Read full book review >

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BLACK FRIDAY by Alex Kava
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A thriller that tails off from its most thrilling scene in chapter one and never makes up its mind what it's most scared of."
A deadly blast at the Mall of America kicks off the seventh case for FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell (The Soul Catcher, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >