Search Results: "C.L. Gaber"


BOOK REVIEW

JEX MALONE by C.L. Gaber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2014

"A dud. (Mystery. 12-18)"
A police detective's daughter spends a summer solving a crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Rawlins's occasional sops to sentiment and self-pity never undermine his larger goals: to catalogue the miraculous in the natural world he knows so intimately."
A scientist and writer on the environment (Broken Country, 1996) speaks plainly in verse that properly belongs in this series devoted to literature of the West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF SHADOWS by C.L. Grace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1996

"Of possible interest to devotees of the period—for others, mostly tedium."
Fourth in a series (The Merchant of Death, 1995, etc.) by Grace (a.k.a. P.C. Doherty) built around Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician and herbalist in 15th-century Canterbury. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAYOU MOON by C.L. Bevill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An uneasy amalgam of urban caper and Southern Gothic: Bevill's debut entertains without being especially compelling."
A sheriff and a judge ran Mignon Thibeaux and her father out of La Valle, Louisiana, when she was five, and she never came back—not until now. Read full book review >

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A SHRINE OF MURDERS by C.L. Grace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Mildly interesting historical mystery—best enjoyed by fans of the genre."
Set in 15th-century England, the first in a series by Grace (a.k.a. P.C. Doherty) introduces Kathryn Swinbrooke, a physician and apothecary in Canterbury. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS by C.L. Parker
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A tiresome, vexing shadow of the Fifty Shades phenomenon."
To save her mother's life, a beautiful virgin sells herself to a wealthy millionaire at an auction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIST OF 10 by C.L. Swinney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2017

"With great diligence, the author illuminates the murderer's darkest thoughts without romanticizing them—and gives the victims the written equivalent of a proper burial."
The haunting stories of 10 slain women (4 of whom were never found) constitute this analysis of the hunt for serial killer Joseph Naso. Read full book review >

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SAINTLY MURDERS by C.L. Grace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"A bonanza to fans of the period; a sore test of patience for others."
Once again, 15th-century Canterbury, where no one seems to have died a natural death, is the background for the latest investigation by apothecary-physician Kathryn Swinbrooke (The Book of Shadows, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC SLOTH by Philip Gaber
Released: June 15, 2013

"Often engaging dispatches from the edge of postmodern alienation."
Gaber (Between Eden and the Open Road, 2012), in his latest novel, offers up a portrait of a lost, disaffected young man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EL VOLCÁN by C.L. Levy
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Intriguing characters, intense action and an exotic, exhilarating plot."
This fast-paced military thriller is set in Central America during Cold War-era late 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERCHANT OF DEATH by C.L. Grace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1995

"The best of this series so far."
Third in a series from Grace (a.k.a. P.C. Doherty) set in medieval England and featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, Canterbury's city physician (The Eye of God, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >