Search Results: "Anne Bruce"


BOOK REVIEW

ORDEAL by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"On top of Horst's mastery of detail, the countdown to the climactic trial infuses this solid procedural with a surprising energy."
The 10th case, and the fifth to appear in English, for Chief Inspector William Wisting, of the Larvik Police CID, strains both his patience and his already iffy professional ties with his colleagues. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF THE DEMON by Anne Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Not the finest hour for Hanne (Blind Goddess, 2012, etc.) and her detective team, who are equally upstaged by the unforgettable 12-year-old at the heart of the matter."
The murder of an Oslo foster home director points, inexplicably and disturbingly, to her latest charge. Read full book review >

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DAYS IN THE HISTORY OF SILENCE by Merethe Lindstrøm
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

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An often incisive but slow-paced exploration of the encroachments and isolations of age."
Norwegian author Lindstrøm's somber novel, winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, centers on an aging couple who would appear to have been fortune's favorites. Read full book review >

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THE CAVEMAN by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"After a case in which he was very much the main story (The Hunting Dogs, 2014), it's good to see Wisting cast once more as the dogged detective in this solid, unspectacular procedural."
Veteran Chief Inspector William Wisting of the Larvik Police Department is faced with a pair of unusual cases: two men who were dead for four months before anyone so much as missed them. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTING DOGS by Jorn Lier Horst
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While not on par with other established Norwegian crime writers, Horst delivers an enjoyable if not entirely original read."
New information on an old case comes back to haunt seasoned Norwegian detective William Wisting in Horst's somewhat plodding but intriguing series installment (Closed for Winter, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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WHEN IT GROWS DARK  by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Not nearly as raw or powerful as Horst's earlier cases (Ordeal, 2017, etc.) but still a deft and effective 'prequel as well as a milestone' in the life of its suddenly retrospective hero."
As he's about to address a group of police officer trainees, Chief Inspector William Wisting receives a letter that dramatically changes his remarks, which now invite the student officers to join him in clearing up a cold case nearly a century old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAKEHOLDER SOCIETY by Bruce Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"An important contribution that should enliven public discourse even if it does not gain wide popular acceptance."
There is a rare commodity here: a well-thought out, genuinely original idea. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS EAT WHINY CHILDREN by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"There's nothing to whine about here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cartoonist and TV writer Kaplan delivers a witty, tightly controlled picture-book debut brimming with humor. Read full book review >

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THIS GUM FOR HIRE by Bruce Hale
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From title to tailpiece—a view of Chet as the charging figure atop the 'Weisenheimer Trophy'—this eye-rolling escapade will give the redoubtable reptile's growing legion of fans yet more reason to cheer and chortle. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko checks in for his sixth pun-ishing caper. Read full book review >

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SAILAWAY HOME by Bruce Degen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for toddlers showing their first signs of independence. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fantastic adventures of a little pig who ``leaves'' his parents in order to fight pirates, to fly on a butterfly, and to ``Sailaway, sailaway,/Over the foam./Blow with the gale away,/Bail with a pail away,/Hitch to a whale, and then/Sailaway home.'' The rhymes always follow the same short and bouncy pattern; the animals look like toys, and the adventures are always rooted in a domestic setting. Read full book review >