Search Results: "Carsten Dams"


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THE GESTAPO by Carsten Dams
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"An engrossing academic taxonomy of evil."
A measured yet chilling overview of the organization and politics of Nazi Germany's notorious core. Read full book review >

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THE HOMECOMING by Carsten Stroud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"A third book may resolve the tangled plot, but this one is messy and overwritten."
Thriller author Stroud returns to the eerie Southern town of Niceville, where plantation-era ghosts abound, gunplay is routine, and genres tend to morph and merge. Read full book review >

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CUBA STRAIT by Carsten Stroud
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Shallow characterizations, sketchy motivations, and, for this action-oriented writer (Black Water Transit, 2001, etc.), a surprising amount of yada-yada."
Bitter ex-cop and his pal take on Castro and his minions, in Stroud's fourth—and disappointingly punchless—suspenser. Read full book review >

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DEADLY FORCE by Carsten Stroud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Large doses of blood, guns, and creeps, served up with Stroud's characteristic mettle."
Stroud is back in his territory of true-life heroes and villains (Lizardskin, 1992; Iron Bravo, 1995) in this crackling story of a US marshal. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING by Carsten Stroud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Clunky closure for a series that's taken on too much ballast."
Stroud wraps up his peculiar Deep South crime trilogy with a host of made men, undead men, evil spirits, and cops trying as hard as the author to hold everything together. Read full book review >

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LIZARDSKIN by Carsten Stroud
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Indians novel to rival John Sandford's Shadow Prey."
Stroud moves his ongoing and powerful police-paean (Sniper's Moon, 1990; Close Pursuit, 1987) from Manhattan to Montana—and rustles up a bronco of a thriller that throws him near the end of the ride. Read full book review >

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BLACK WATER TRANSIT by Carsten Stroud
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2001

"In a field overrun with snapping jaws, this bites through bone."
Densely stylish, superdramatic waterfront suspense from Stroud (Deadly Force, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE MISSING MASTERPIECE by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Dorothy and Alan are a clever pair whose adventures (Smile and Be a Villain, 2016, etc.) always charm even if their mysteries do not."
A sprightly travelogue with intermittent mysterious overtones. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Dams's more heavy-handed historical brethren would do well to emulate her light touch."
Turn-of-the-last-century Hilda Johansson, amateur sleuth and curfew-breaking, bend-the-Victorian rules housemaid for the well-to-do Studebaker family in South Bend, Indiana (Green Grow the Victims, 2001, etc.), is as perturbed at the reappearance of her young brother Erik's friend Fritz Schlager as she had been at his disappearance. Read full book review >

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RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MURDER by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2000

"And Hilda herself is just a little too sharp not to cut up the cushions."
Young Swedish housemaid Hilda Johansson's turn-of-the-century South Bend, Indiana, was more like a cozy household disrupted by murder in her first outing (Death in Lacquer Red, 1999). Read full book review >

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DEATH IN LACQUER RED by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 1999

"This maiden outing for straight-arrow, gutsy, and highly likable Hilda is sure to please fans of the author's Dorothy Martin series (Malice in Miniature, 1998, etc.)."
The year is 1900, and, in South Bend, Indiana, pretty young Swedish domestic Hilda Johansson works at the Tippecanoe mansion of the Clem Studebaker family. Read full book review >

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GREEN GROW THE VICTIMS by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2001

"Unriveting entertainment that's easy to take."
Third in Dams's series (Death in Lacquer Red, 1999, etc.) featuring Swedish housemaid-sleuth Hilda Johansson, still working, in 1902, for the Studebaker family, headed by Colonel George Studebaker, ensconced in their South Bend mansion. Read full book review >