Search Results: "Bruce Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HERO EXPERIENCE by Bruce Cook
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"A conventional but entertaining novel for teens."
Cook's (The Wishbone Express, 2013) novel stars an unlikely teenage hero named Brad, who leads an undercover vigilante justice team called the Bowmen for one memorable high school summer in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE SIDEWALK HILTON by Bruce Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 1994

LA detective Chico Cervantes's fourth case seems to have been written by two ill-matched collaborators. Read full book review >

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THE WISHBONE EXPRESS by Bruce Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2013

"A quicksilver, retro-style space opera packed with zero-gravity thrills."
Daredevil interstellar couriers and Wishbone, their souped-up spaceship, see light years of danger when they agree to escort a witness in a criminal case through hostile hyperspace. Read full book review >

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ROUGH CUT by Bruce Cook
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

The second case for private eye Chico Cervantes (Mexican Standoff, 1988) finds him agreeing to bodyguard Ursula, the blue-jeaned, mink-jacketed daughter of movie mogul Heinrich Teller while she completes production on Faust, a film they hope will keep the family out of chapter 11. Read full book review >

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YOUNG WILL by Bruce Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2004

"Less compelling on Shakespeare himself than on his age; but in its evocation of the laissez-faire sexual and economic mores of Elizabethan society, Cook's tale has the ring of psychological truth."
Cook (The Sidewalk Hilton, 1994, etc.; a.k.a. Bruce Alexander) lends his mystery skills to this self-portrait of a callow, bisexual, slightly homicidal young Shakespeare as an eager ingénue who manages to better himself without caring overmuch about those who fall by the wayside. Read full book review >

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DEATH AS A CAREER MOVE by Bruce Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"But: the wily though often flummoxed Chico is still an engaging antihero."
Now employed as a security consultant at the Majestic Pictures studio, p.i. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND FORGET by Bob Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Cook, who has carved out a niche for himself with his charmingly whimsical spy capers (Paper Chase, Disorderly Elements), now stretches thin an oft-used premise-the HAL-like computer gone amok—in this tale of FATS, the first "fully autonomous tactical satellite." Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD GIRLS by Méira Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1999

"But where Thomas was determined to penetrate to the heart of his mystery, Cook seems equally set on preserving her mystery all inviolate."
Canadian poet Cook debuts with a teasing, lyrical inquest into a modern case of stigmata. Read full book review >

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THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Predictable and blandly cozy."
Unremarkable sixth novel from Cook (Summer Blowout, 2008, etc.), who seems to specialize in stories of middle-aged women crossing the sandpits that are their lives. Read full book review >