Search Results: "Chris A. Bolton"


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SMASH by Chris A.  Bolton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Three cheers for the underdog. Maybe in future episodes he'll acquire better homework habits. (Graphic fantasy. 9-11)"
In this webcomic's print opener, a 9-year-old acquires superpowers but still has issues, such as his fear of heights and the difficulty of sneaking out of the house at night to fight crime. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Bolton (Sacrifice, 2008) overplots on occasion, but her heroine, so troubled and so valiant, is irresistible."
There is love, murder and snakes in the grass in a picturesque English village. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"The aquatic maverick heroine is pulled from water so many times that Bolton (Like This, For Ever, 2013, etc.) has to keep upping the ante. Nevertheless, Lacey's a brave and resourceful protagonist who earns her boss's and readers' respect."
A cop recovering from a near drowning discovers the first of several bodies in a mystery set near, along and in the Thames. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE A DOG by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Swenson's rhythmic cadences coupled with Raschka's wry, upbeat illustrations yield a title that's a cheery picker-upper. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Addressing both a winsome girl character and child readers, Swenson invites kids to speculate what sort of dog, cat, fish, bird, bug, frog and dinosaur they might want to be. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HARVEST by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"Bolton (Awakening, 2009) neatly treads the line between the supernatural and the psychopathic in a very scary tale of village secrets."
Did you hear that? Mommy's calling. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL OF IT ALL by Michael Bolton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An intermittently compelling memoir of music-biz perseverance that eventually lapses into worthless celebrity worship."
Easy-listening icon Bolton recounts his hard-won rise to fame and the spoils of success. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2008

"Lots of rather swoony thrills and escapes, complete with those cute Shetland ponies."
Digging a grave for a favorite horse, an obstetrician on one of the Shetland Islands uncovers a shockingly mutilated corpse, a discovery that will take her into the depths of local legend and scandal, putting both her and her rather shaky marriage in mortal peril. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK MOSAIC by Isabel Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1997

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DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No detail should be missed, no nuance overlooked in Bolton's chilling tale of a master manipulator who leaves nothing to chance."
A serial killer bids for freedom with the aid of an unconventional lawyer. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"In the end, what might have been a searching look into the fine line between mishap and crime ends in a cascade of improbability."
Bolton (A Dark and Twisted Tide, 2014, etc.) offers three different tellings of much the same tale, set in the stark beauty of the remote Falkland Islands.Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL OF THE FRITTERS by Ginger Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Despite its cavalcade of variations on the good old-fashioned doughnut, Bolton's series opener is pretty standard working-woman-cozy fare, with a pleasant enough heroine to make it worth the read."
The widow of a police officer serves up doughnuts and mayhem in rural Wisconsin. Read full book review >