Search Results: "Charlie Price"


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DEAD INVESTIGATION by Charlie Price
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Better as a mystery than a coming-of-age tale but not even fully successful as that. (Paranormal mystery. 15-18)"
A psychic 17-year-old learns to talk to the living, while an adult detective catches a serial killer in this sequel to Dead Connection (2006).Read full book review >

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DEAD GIRL MOON by Charlie Price
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A paltry few good guys try to balance cunning and pervasive evil in this disturbing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Three teens, variously abandoned and abused, become involved in a small-town murder that exposes their own exploitation in revealing ways. Read full book review >

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THE INTERROGATION OF GABRIEL JAMES by Charlie Price
FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Top notch. (Thriller. YA)"
Suspense and mystery dominate this exciting double-layered story of a misfit high-school boy giving evidence to the police after a multiple shooting. Read full book review >

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DEAD CONNECTION by Charlie Price
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the story ends in an unusual and slightly awkward fashion, the realistic complexities explored are ripe for discussion. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A spectral mystery starts strong but ends differently. Read full book review >

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LIZARD PEOPLE by Charlie Price
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"With wild, manic pacing, readers are pulled alongside Ben to discover what is real—and what is not—building to an unsettling conclusion that is sure to leave them talking about this psychological thriller long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Ben Mander has a particularly tumultuous life: His mother, a paranoid schizophrenic, refuses to take her medication and when under duress, spins outrageous tales of Lizard People; Ben's father, divorced from his mother and estranged from his current girlfriend, spends most of his days haunting sleazy bars and crashing in cheap motels. Read full book review >

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DESERT ANGEL by Charlie Price
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Relentless, heart-stopping suspense. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
A taut thriller about Angel, a 14-year-old who is pursued by a man who has a deadly need to silence her. Read full book review >

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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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DAREDEVIL DUCK by Charlie Alder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Simple, sweet, and very effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He braves the wild and performs daring stunts...in his dreams. Read full book review >

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ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES by Charlie Hauck
Released: June 24, 1993

"Each chapter is preceded by a mildly amusing showbiz anecdote, maybe to compensate for the sour taste of what follows."
Another version of the showbiz story about the Impossible Star who makes life hell for everybody—this time in the context of a TV sitcom. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Violent and uncomfortably graphic at times, but the dialogue is sharp and funny, and Huston (The Shotgun Rule, 2007, etc.), as always, does it his way."
A troubled young man tries to redeem his life. Read full book review >

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JIMMY BENCH-PRESS by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Almost redeeming."
Born Jimmy Mangino, he's known these days, some 35 years later, as Jimmy Bench-Press, marking the time he lifted 402 pounds while marking time in the slammer. Read full book review >