Search Results: "Charles L. Ross"


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INSIDE by Charles L. Ross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2013

"A sexy, scathing insider's view of an interior design magazine that hardly needs its murder plot to keep readers enthralled."
In this debut mystery, an ambitious young man's rise in the magazine world is stymied by a secret history of murder and betrayal. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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Lil' Magdalene by Steven Charles Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A cliffhanger for poetry? Why not? These road-trip musings offer a refreshing take on poetry's form and function."
Ross' first collection of poetry reads at 70 mph—an unexpected feat for the short lyric. Read full book review >

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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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FIRE MASK by Charles L. Grant
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

From a well-known writer of horror and suspense, a routine, murky thriller. Read full book review >

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Palmdale by Charles L. Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"Frank's legal wiles give him sound instincts, but his determination makes him a worthy gumshoe."
In the second of Carson's (RVR, 2010) McManus Thrillers series, the attorney's two most recent cases have something in common—an illegal aliens/drugs smuggling scheme. Read full book review >

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RVR by Charles L. Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"A winsome protagonist who can pass for an action hero even in a courtroom."
In Carson's debut thriller, terrorists behind recent airplane crashes make their next target a San Francisco lawyer whose class-action suit may be exposing too much about their operations. Read full book review >