Search Results: "Andrew Loog Oldham"


BOOK REVIEW

STONED by Andrew Loog Oldham
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Although the early chapters contain wearisome lists of celebrities and dreary accounts of dissipation, once the Beatles and Stones arrive on stage, the memoir picks up some real energy. (60 b&w photos)"
The original manager of the Rolling Stones recalls his unconventional boyhood and his fortunate alliance with the bad boys of rock music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BLOOD  by Nick Oldham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"Witnessing a bloodbath of this scope is like trying to develop rapport with individual ants: characters barely have time to show up before they're erased. This one is strictly for readers who want action without any stake in who's onstage."
A former policeman's retirement is thrown off course by a deranged killer's deadly spree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD TIDINGS by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Oldham's 14th shows that adding a ton of gunfire does little to improve what would otherwise be a pretty neat procedural."
An investigation into three Christmastime murders opens a Pandora's box of violence for Detective Superintendent Henry Christie (Instinct, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AMBUSH by Nick Oldham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"Readers who like their detectives only slightly less deranged than the killers they hunt will be tickled to see Flynn back for an encore. Those who prefer a lower body count may want to steer clear."
An ex-cop gets entangled in a sociopath's plan for revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSTINCT by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Nobody makes coincidences seem as likely or as deadly as Oldham, who tempers all this mayhem with a new romantic entanglement for recent widower Christie, but also staves off his retirement with the adrenaline rush of the chase."
A terrorist hunt collides with a homicidal rapist's spree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDGEMENT CALL by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Although fans may welcome the coming-of-age chapter in Christie's life, newcomers may wince as he repeatedly trips over his own feet. Like a stern but loving father, however, Oldham (Bad Tidings, 2013, etc.) finally forces the boy-man protagonist of this prequel to get over himself and grow up."
A young police constable learns what kind of cop, and man, he wants to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUND by June Oldham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"While the ending is cautiously optimistic, an undercurrent and violence warns of the consequences, should self-interest prevail over concern for the common good. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A riveting novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOTHING JOB by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A splendid British procedural, with complex storytelling, much hugger-mugger and some amusing lustful jealousy on Henry's part."
DCI Henry Christie is relegated to the role of bounty hunter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACING JUSTICE by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Oldham (Seizure, 2010, etc.) carves out a new niche: the noir procedural with cozy trimmings. Bolt the door, warm up the teapot and settle in for a unique read."
Three paths through the snow converge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW PROFILE by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"If you don't mind graphic descriptions of grisly killings, Oldham offers a nicely tangled knot to unravel."
A current and a former cop cross swords almost without crossing paths as they chase a gang of crooks who prefer to leave no witnesses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEIZURE by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2010

"Oldham (The Nothing Job, 2009, etc.) stands beside Bill James as another tough, undervalued practitioner of police procedurals, none more astounding than this."
Two cases collide for newly promoted Detective Superintendent Henry Christie. Read full book review >