Search Results: "Colin Campbell"


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ADOBE FLATS by Colin Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"The prolific Campbell's third Resurrection Man novel (Montecito Heights, 2014, etc.) harkens back to the gritty but thinly plotted men's action series of the 1970s and '80s, with less gore and a stylish noir voice."
A laconic loner squares off against a Wild West magnate who rules his dominion with an iron hand. Read full book review >

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SNAKE PASS by Colin Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2015

"Campbell's fourth Resurrection Man novel (Adobe Flats, 2014, etc.) is crackerjack entertainment: taut, gritty and full of devilish twists."
A righteous Yorkshire cop can't seem to stay out of trouble. Read full book review >

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NORTHERN EX by Colin Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"A retired cop himself, Campbell crafts a familiar plot in his sixth novel (Blue Knight, White Cross, 2009, etc.). But every detail feels authentic, and his dark, muscular prose suggests the best pulp writers of the '50s."
An ex-vice cop is compelled to investigate when a string of disappearances, culminating in murder, strikes too close to home. Read full book review >

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BLUE KNIGHT, WHITE CROSS by Colin Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Campbell's 30 years as a Yorkshire policeman infuse this unusual debut procedural with grim reality and the harsh humor that helps keep the coppers sane."
Two experienced police officers find themselves in trouble as they investigate a car theft in a dangerous Yorkshire housing estate. Read full book review >

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JAMAICA PLAIN by Colin Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2013

"Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue, the latest from Campbell (Blue Knight, White Cross, 2009, etc.) opens a new series called A Resurrection Man."
Perps and the public beware: A maverick cop is on the job, and on the loose, in Boston. Read full book review >

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS by Colin Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Prolific Campbell layers an abundance of interesting movie trivia into the tale, and while the plot is shaggy, wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain."
In Campbell's (Jamaica Plain, 2013, etc.) second book in his Resurrection Man series, a gritty detective steps through the looking glass of Los Angeles' porn industry and nearly loses his way. Read full book review >

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WHOLE by T. Colin Campbell
Released: May 7, 2013

"A spirited but unconvincing defense of Campbell's earlier work."
Campbell (Emeritus, Nutritional Biochemistry/Cornell Univ.; The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, 2005) elaborates on the themes of his earlier book and the 2011 documentary film Forks Over Knives. Read full book review >

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COLIN HARRISON
by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"An important book and impressive piece of science writing."
When Dolly, the cloned sheep, met the media in 1997, she unleashed a torrent of headlines, articles, editorials, and at least one book (Clone ,by Gina Kolata). Another after three years seems superfluous, but it's the one to read. Read full book review >

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THE STEEL PAN MAN OF HARLEM by Colin Bootman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Bootman delivers a reimagined "Pied Piper of Hamelin," set in 1940s Harlem. Read full book review >

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CUSHIE BUTTERFIELD by Colin McNaughton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"ISBN: 0-00-715467-4). (Picture book. 5-7)"
McNaughton borrows a name from an old comic ballad (a reference likely to escape most readers on this side of the pond, though Sting has recorded it for a children's album) for a tricky calf who schemes to stay home from school for a week and a day. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GARDEN by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Not all children will know how to take their futures in hand as Peter does, but the knowledge that they can try resides within these illuminating pages. (Picture book. 8-13)"
Thompson (Tower to the Sun, 1997, etc.) spins elements not so much of escape as solace in his story of a boy who flees the rattle and nonsense of his home life for the pastoral confines of an apparently endless city park. Read full book review >