Search Results: "Col Buchanan"


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FARLANDER by Col Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Vivid, impressively detailed work, but readers who find the lack of originality a huge turn-off may not hang around for the rest of the series."
Evil empire vs. saintly assassins, in British author Buchanan's fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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STANDS A SHADOW by Col Buchanan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Readers willing to settle for stirring combat and vivid details may hang around, but those wanting a bigger bang for their buck will not."
Sequel to Buchanan's fantasy debut, Farlander (2011), which featured an evil, expansionist religious empire, its democratic adversaries and a saintly assassin cult. Read full book review >

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"An informative collection of essays by an opinionated octogenarian."
Col. Roush fights battles, hunts wild animals around the world, catches record-breaking fish and makes great use of his camera during his long, full life. Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF EVIL by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Alas, both the case Britt follows and the one she drops end not with a bang but a whimper."
"HEADLESS DRIVER CRASHES AFTER WILD MILE RIDE," shrieks the Miami News headline introducing Britt Montero's latest story. Read full book review >

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CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 1992

"Formulaic, but Montero's a charmer and her story seethes with the street-life that her creator knows so well: first-rate entertainment."
A fictional version of Miami Herald crime-reporter Buchanan's memoirs (Never Let Them See You Cry; The Corpse Had a Familiar Face)—i.e., a tale (reporter investigates suspicious death) surging with sentiment and crackling action, and far more appealing than the author's debut novel, Nobody Lives Forever (1990). Read full book review >

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MARGIN OF ERROR by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1997

"But Britt (Act of Betrayal, 1996, etc.) stays on her supercharged caseload long enough to winnow the sheep from the goats, pluck a surprising killer from the cast, and even come to warmly convincing terms with her Hollywood hunk."
There's a new man in Britt Montero's life—handsome, sexy, glamorous, endlessly attentive Lance Westfell. Read full book review >

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The Ghost at Beaverhead Rock by Carol Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2016

"A solid addition to the Western genre and a satisfying conclusion to a vigilante series."
A Montana Territory lawyer must solve a murder to save his family and salvage his good name. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A candid assessment that strips away the colorful legends about 'Chesty' Puller and replaces them with a more valuable legacy—the importance of caring for military subordinates and leading from the front in the face of overwhelming odds. (16 pages b&w photos, maps)"
A powerful and often controversial military biography of the US Marine Corps' legendary Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, CHARLEY by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"No monkey business about it. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Celie's strong 12-year-old voice focuses the semi-omniscient third-person narrative, eloquently revealing her attitudes about the severe 1943 Gloucester, Massachusetts, community spirit, which is much too serious for the kind of childhood her Dad thinks his children need. Read full book review >

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PULSE by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Buchanan rides her irresistible premise hell-for-leather all the way to the fairy-tale ending. (Author tour)"
A transplant patient finds that he's bought into a lot more than another man's heart, in this greased-lightning thriller from the Pulitzer-winning crime reporter best known for her Britt Montero mysteries (Margin of Error, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >