Search Results: "Craig Holden"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER SORROW by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A mover, if not a shaker. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
A page-turning romp with the old standbys: murder, drug addiction, corrupt DEA agents, honest local cops, a lost love, a frame-up, and old-fashioned revenge. Read full book review >

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MATALA by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"What begins as an efficient noir-ish drama goes overheatedly off the rails."
Cross and double-cross in Europe as a couple of lowlife operators meet their match in a spoiled little rich girl. Read full book review >

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THE NARCISSIST’S DAUGHTER by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Hardly a conventional thriller, this red-meat narrative revisits a scenario reminiscent of Room at the Top or even The Graduate. As a version of the revenge melodrama, it is less a Greek tragedy, more catharsis lite."
From Holden (The Jazz Bird, 2002, etc), an upwardly aspirational angry young man's ambitions are corrupted by involvement with a manipulative couple and their daughter. Read full book review >

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FOUR CORNERS OF NIGHT by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"What gives this one distinction is the interesting commentary he has to make about male friendship—both how it works and about the way it can hurt men. (Author tour)"
A veteran cop questions his fitness for the work he's in as this action-packed, multilayered suspenser gets underway. Read full book review >

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THE JAZZ BIRD by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A little long and a little slow, but with a Gatsby-like quality that lifts it way above the average. Once again, Holden (Four Corners of the Night, 1999, etc.) proves he can do the job."
A consistently interesting fictionalized version of a real-life Jazz Age crime. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SANCTUARY by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"An artfully crafted and often thought-provoking entertainment that barrels along at a spirited pace."
In a twisty new thriller from Holden (The River Sorrow, 1994), cops on both sides of the US/Canadian border pursue a resourceful victim of circumstances through the Pacific Northwest—and into the Alaskan domain of a peaceable but well-armed cult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 5, 2015

"An engrossing, intense, and highly descriptive narrative chronicling the ghastly conditions three pregnant women suffered through at the hands of the Nazis."
The incredible true story of three Jewish women who survived the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TCHAIKOVSKY by Anthony Holden
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"The basic facts are here and it's not badly written, but this is not the kind of artist's biography that fulfills its primary function: sending the reader back to the music with eager ears and new insight."
A popular biography of Russia's most famous composer, with particular emphasis on Tchaikovsky's sexual orientation and the controversy surrounding his death. Read full book review >

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SEA OF DOUBT by Jeremy Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A swift, unusually entertaining journey through present-day public relations."
Holden (Second that Emotion, 2012) offers a novel about a possible new Messiah—and a company that must sell the world on the concept. Read full book review >

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DOLLY VARDON by Anton Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"With clear-eyed candor, this biography brings a family's extraordinary matriarch to life."
Holden (Prince Valium, 1982) delves into his family's secrets in a sweeping, novelistic biography spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >