Search Results: "Chad Hammett"


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TWO PROSPECTORS by Chad Hammett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A bright pathway directly into the hearts and minds of two compelling men."
A decadeslong friendship between the writer and his former father-in-law, revealed in a collection of letters, notes and transcripts. Read full book review >

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WOMAN IN THE DARK by Dashiell Hammett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1988

"As usual with Hammett, there's nary a wasted word, and if the ending's a bit happy-contrived ('fortuitous,' as Robert B. Parker puts it in his intelligent foreword), the overall tone remains bitter but right, literary iodine."
Written for Liberty magazine near the end of Hammett's prime (1933), reprinted in the 1950's in pulp paperback, this bullet-hard novella about an ex-con and a courtesan on the run now wins its first hard-cover publication. Read full book review >

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THE THIN MAN by Dashiell Hammett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1933

"The story of the search for a missing lover of a dead woman involves smart society and New York night life."
A good tale but not much of a mystery. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 1966

"Hammett, a very gentle man, brought a rasping authenticity and a dynamic authority to the genre he can be said to have created, and even if some of the material here is uneven, the collection will be a compulsory companion piece to The Novels republished in 1965 (Knopf) for all his admirers."
This is a one volume republication of nine of Hammett's long short stories, some of which are not so well known because of their more obscure origins in the pulps, and the unfinished Tulip. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 1965

"Through it he not only made history but achieved a kind of immortality."
The most of the first, and probably the greatest (Chandler is the only contender) in the genre he created— this one volume collection contains The Thin Nan, Red Harvest. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Stiff verse aside, the book has undeniable child appeal. (notes, suggested activities) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creatures—big and small, friend and foe—all while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. Read full book review >

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LEO GEO AND HIS MIRACULOUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jon Chad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"'Science is no walk in the park,' he rightly proclaims. Also: 'Long live geology!' (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The top geologist at the Fizzmont Institute of Rad Science takes a solo journey right through the planet. It's science! With monsters! Read full book review >

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DOGBREATH VICTORIOUS by Chad Henry

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NOTIONS UNBOUND by Chad Landshield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An inventive take on an old idea that is still relevant today."
An invention meant to enlighten becomes a destructive force in Landshield's two-part debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD ROOM by Chad Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2014

"Hard-core horror and sci-fi readers will likely enjoy the more original tales in this story collection."
A collection of 17 horror, sci-fi and paranormal tales that, at their best, recall The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Read full book review >

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DEPARTURE LOUNGE by Chad Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Not particularly memorable."
The case of a missing girl ripples through her former friends' lives decades after her disappearance in Taylor's (Shirker, 2000, etc.) well-crafted but oddly hollow novel. Read full book review >