Search Results: "Christopher Whitcomb"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2004

"A thriller debut that's driven by veracity—too much of it at times: Savile Row! Ferragamo! Hugo Boss!—tethered to a fraught reality that may well be happening right now."
A neatly constructed debut, with all the black op trimmings—and a neurotic amount of brand-naming—by Whitcomb (Cold Zero, 2001), who's been in the belly of this beast as a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Whitcomb is just the kind of guy who could restore a bit of faith in the FBI."
A cocky yet intelligent account of the making and actions of an FBI Hostage Rescue Team operator, by one of their own. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Life proves as haunting as death in this well-crafted ghost story. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teens overcome troubled lives through metaphysical and spiritual opportunities in this poetic sequel. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb
FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Young women will be drawn to this book, and will probably finish it, but unless the collection needs another forgettable easy-sell, skip it. (Fiction. YA)"
What should be a sure-fire ghost story/romance fails to ignite a spark. Read full book review >

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THE FETCH by Laura Whitcomb
FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"Also, the 2007 discovery of bones that definitively proved that Alexei and Anastasia Romanov died with their family makes the choice to use that mystery as an underpinning suspect at best. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Whitcomb (A Certain Slant of Light, 2005) again tackles possession, spectral romance and reconciliation with the past, with a decided lack of oomph. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A cheerful text on family and nature, appropriate for young readers, somewhat marred by faulty art."
A playful, somewhat dense picture book on the warm relationship between fourth-grader Maddie and her resourceful grandfather, conveyed through a tapestry of colored illustrations. Read full book review >

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ODD VELVET by Mary E. Whitcomb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The story lands where it was headed; different is not odd when it's understood. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two newcomers celebrate oddity and making do with less in this story of a girl named Velvet. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF ZOZIMOS by Christopher Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The jokes are funnier than in volume one, but readers may wish there were more space between them. (Graphic adventure. 11-14)"
This graphic novel is an epic at the speed of a flipbook. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SURPRISE! by Christopher Gunson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Full-bleed backgrounds of bold color that set off the central figure in their equally bright palettes are the perfect accompaniment to this surprising and engaging offering. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Intensely colored vignettes feature a menagerie of animals as they tell their brief and funny tales. Read full book review >

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JOHN DENVER’S TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS by Christopher Canyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Canyon has outdone himself in his second pairing with a John Denver tune, this one about returning home to the place of his roots. Read full book review >