Search Results: "Carol Anne Davis"


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SHROUDED by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Following the progress of his necrophiliac romance is like watching the Titanic and the iceberg glide inexorably toward each other."
Twenty years after his goldfish dies and he stops loving his mother or anybody else, Douglas Tate is working as an Edinburgh undertaker. Read full book review >

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KISS IT AWAY by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2004

"Though the climax is a letdown, Davis's intensity is sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth for days."
Davis (Noise Abatement, 2001, etc.) unveils her scariest hero yet: a steroid-addicted psychopath who's not only nasty but who inspires nastiness all around him. Read full book review >

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EXTINCTION by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Not even the most brilliantly repellent earlier work by Davis (Kiss It Away, 2004, etc.) quite prepares you for this seven-course banquet of violence, sex and violent sex."
The amorous adventures of a sociopathic Bristol psychotherapist and his shrinking list of patients. Read full book review >

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NOISE ABATEMENT by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 2001

"In her hands, even the most banal problems turn into something unspeakable."
Every city-dweller on the planet has been driven to distraction by unwelcome noise from upstairs, but the three young Edinburgh professionals who live above Stephen and Caroline Day seem to belong in a class by themselves. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON DAVIS by William C. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1991

"A dispassionate, well-researched, and skillful biography of a complex and controversial figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A fine, objective portrait in paradox, shrewdly detailing how Jefferson Davis's character flaws rendered him woefully unsuited to be President of the Confederacy. Read full book review >