Search Results: "Bill Moody"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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AUTUMN by David Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Standard zombie fare from Moody (Dog Blood, 2010), slowed down to a lifeless crawl."
When a fast-moving virus decimates the population, the few survivors struggle to make lives for themselves, even as some of the dead come back as mindless zombies. Read full book review >

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PURPLE AMERICA by Rick Moody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

Moody returns to the site of his previous novel (The Ice Storm, 1994), the Gothic underside of Connecticut's privileged suburbs, and once again finds despair, half-suppressed fears, and a pervasive anger. Read full book review >

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HATER by David Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"At times savagely brutal—the moments of outrageous violence may be considered over-the-top by some readers—but engrossing and effective."
Originally self published in 2006, British author Moody's thriller concerns a young father who attempts to save himself and his family from a world moving inexorably and mysteriously toward chaos and violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An informative and engrossing glimpse of whats behind the small wonders of an advanced consumer society. (First printing of 50,000)"
A journalist's bemused but revealing take on a hectic 12 months in the professional life of a Microsoft design/development team fashioning a new product intended to give the software colossus a jump start in the burgeoning multimedia market. Read full book review >

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GRAND SLAM by Susan Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A clever enough gambit filled out to novel length by spurious cultural references—Keats is romantically linked to Fanny Burney- -and too much background on the heroine."
Cassandra Swann's bridge class at Bellington Prison has stirred up an unlovely stew. Read full book review >