Search Results: "Bill Moody"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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MOODY FOREVER by Steve Oliver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Just don't look too closely at the clothespins and mucilage that hold the crazy plot together."
Scott Moody's been in Vietnam, in a mental institution, and in a shamus's office, but now he'd cheerfully settle for balancing his nights driving a cab around Spokane with his days as a second-string reporter for the Mill City newspaper his ex-wife Andrea works for, and his daydreams of reuniting with Andrea and his daughter with his night dreams (and not only dreams) of steamy sex with nubile socialite Xanthia Welch. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLUE by Bill Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"A mystery marked by tight plotting, a brisk pace and a satisfying solution."
How dark is the dark side of the charismatic Hollywood actor? Read full book review >

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SHADES OF BLUE by Bill Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Evan's sixth case (Looking for Chet Baker, 2002, etc.) offers an infectiously mellow first-person narrative, a nostalgic undertone and a nicely drawn combo of sidemen (and women)."
A jazz pianist turns sleuth once more after an amazing discovery at his dead mentor's crib. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2015

"A hodgepodge of science and personal observation, this all-encompassing book urges women to get in sync with their bodies and embrace their moods."
Beyond the provocative title, psychiatrist Holland (Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, 2009) does not cast aspersions but instead urges women to embrace their mood fluctuations as part of natural hormonal rhythms. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET by Bill Moody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"There's never much mystery about who killed Perkins, but the tale of the tape gives Evan an excuse for some great duets with aging jazzmen with long memories, and a supporting role in the strangest confession ever recorded."
Is it live or Memorex—or a ringer? Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR CHET BAKER by Bill Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2002

"Insider talk provides rich rewards for jazz buffs, though mystery fans might feel short-changed."
Jazz pianist/sleuth Evan Horne (Bird Lives!, 1999, etc.) is living these days in a minor key. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A TENOR MAN by Bill Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1995

"Moody (Solo Hand, 1994) seems as determined as the bad guys to put Wardell Gray behind him."
To oblige his buddy Ace (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Surefire fare for Cleary, Kline, and Hurwitz fans. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Changeable skies arch over a third-grader's moodscape in this easy-reading chapter book from the versatile McDonald (The Night Iguana Left Home, 1999, etc). Read full book review >

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SOLO HAND by Bill Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"This first novel peoples its savory music-industry background with such forgettable characters that it actually gets less interesting as it goes along."
A week before The Soul of Country, King of Soul Lonnie Cole's duet album with Mr. Country and Western Charlie Crisp, is scheduled to sweep the American Music Awards, Lonnie gets a photo in the mail—a shot of him in bed with Crisp (passed out drunk after a party, though that's not how it looks)—together with a note naming former jazz pianist Evan Horne as the bagman for a joint $1 million blackmail demand. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >