Search Results: "B. P. Noland"


BOOK REVIEW

REALLY, A WORST-CASE SCENARIO by B. P.  Noland
Released: April 11, 2012

"A generally effective page-turner armed with procedural detail."
In Noland's debut thriller, Ron Steadman is running for re-election as mayor of Centerville, N.M., when a young woman turns up dead outside his campaign headquarters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Well-organized and fast-paced, with convincing insights into the minds of List and his victims: a true-crime success. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Chilling account of the multiple murders that shocked newspaper readers and TV viewers in 1971, and stunned them 18 years later when the killer was at last caught through the auspices of a popular TV program. Read full book review >

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The Inducements of Brazen Lovers Behind the Mask by P. Seck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2014

"An engaging story of an immigrant's journey to growth and maturity."
Seck's debut novella presents a young woman's struggle with unrequited love—and her eventual triumph. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG LYLE by Jennifer P. Goldfinger
ANIMALS
Released: June 18, 2007

"In the crowded ring of dog stories, Lyle stands out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl with blonde braids is the first-person narrator of this tribute to a pampered pooch named Lyle. Read full book review >

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MOSQUITOES CAN'T BITE NINJAS by Jordan P. Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Pass. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mosquito doesn't stand a chance against a ninja. Read full book review >

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A PAIR FOR THE QUEEN by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"I had nearly forgotten that it was the day Mabel Boland brought her pumpkin scones to the store.'"
Even before she turned 77, Tish McWhinny was not the kind of girl who'd forge an Old Master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Father Ghost by B. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A polished, penetrating story of redemption in the face of addiction."
Spanning almost 40 years, Green's debut novel is a self-assured chronicle of an American family. Read full book review >

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THE VORRH by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Certainly unusual, sometimes powerful, this book nevertheless doesn't quite succeed thanks to its murky, roundabout plot and over-rich language."
A darkly imaginative story of magical realism set in and around a forest with mystical powers. Read full book review >