Search Results: "Christopher G. Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There are occasional maps, and the end matter includes a picture glossary with Latin and common names, which serves as an index to the spider photographs. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Biology professor Greta Binford studies spiders in an Oregon lab and in the field in the Dominican Republic, where she searches for L. Taino, a Caribbean relative of the venomous brown recluse that might provide clues to how and when the recluse genus arrived in North America. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"But the glimpse of special techniques used to photograph in the wild and the handsome color photos (those depicting Swedberg at work are by Knight) make a fine introduction to a fascinating career, as exemplified by a photographer with 30 years of experience. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A noted science author and her photographer husband follow photographer Swedberg, subject of the documentary movie Home Free: Return of the Bald Eagle, while he stakes out animal haunts, sets up elaborate blinds, patiently waits for hours or even days, and finally snaps wildlife in Florida, Massachusetts, and Alaska. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND PARCHMENT by G P Knight
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2013

"Otherworldly suspense doesn't get much better than this."
This supernatural thriller follows the hunt for both an ancient book and a serial killer obsessed with its secrets. Read full book review >

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THE RISK OF INFIDELITY INDEX by Christopher G. Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Tough, wisecracking Calvino is nothing special, but the darkly raffish Bangkok milieu is a treat."
A veteran Bangkok shamus, born and bred in New York, makes his American debut. Read full book review >

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PAYING BACK JACK by Christopher G. Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Enough tangled plotlines for a miniseries. Moore clearly has no fear that his gloriously corrupt Bangkok will ever run dry."
Bangkok private eye Vincent Calvino's enforced vacation only plunges him deeper into Thailand's stew of violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Readers with more than a cursory interest in the subject will prefer William Anderson's Laura Ingalls Wilder Country (1990). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
The summer following third grade, Meribah Knight and her noted author-photographer parents (Dinosaur Dig, 1990) made a pilgrimage to some of the sites in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota that she had read about in the ``Little House'' books. Read full book review >

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ASIA HAND by Christopher G. Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Less original and densely packed than Calvino's earlier cases (Paying Back Jack, 2009, etc.), but just as dankly atmospheric."
Once more Vincent Calvino, Bangkok's most newsworthy private eye, forgoes paying clients to avenge a dead acquaintance and incidentally protect himself and his family. Read full book review >

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MONARCHS by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Excellent color photos throughout enhance a book that truly captures the wonder of these intrepid creatures. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
A splendid depiction of one the few true migratory butterflies, which journey from the coast of Maine to the forests of El Rosario, Mexico, and Pacific Grove, California, where they gather by the millions to winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMBERS & ECHOES by Karsten Knight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Lust and violence make for a fast and entertaining read, but this could have been so much more. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Frenzied action and steamy romance aren't enough to ignite this overwrought sequel to Wildefire (2011). Read full book review >

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WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 26, 2011

"The Mighty Morphin Power Ranger ambiance and frenetically paced action scenes might have worked well in a graphic novel, but without art to supply missing emotion and nuance, the shallow, flat-footed prose, fueled by escalating violence, fails to engage. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Perhaps inspired by Rick Riordan's phenomenal success, debut author Knight takes a more-must-be-better approach for this multiple-mythology mashup. Read full book review >