Search Results: "Craig McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINT THE LEGEND by Craig McDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Hector's third case (Toros & Torsos, 2008, etc.) is another intriguing and convincing mix of history and hardboiled mystery."
Was the shotgun blast that ended Ernest Hemingway's life on July 2, 1961, really self-inflicted, or was it murder? Read full book review >

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EL GAVILAN by Craig McDonald
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"McDonald offers another gritty, violent mystery (One True Sentence, 2011, etc.) in this exploration of both sides of a divisive problem."
An Ohio town is racked by violence in a clash of cultures. Read full book review >

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ONE TRUE SENTENCE by Craig McDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"A rail-thin mystery burdened by an overload of clinical sex."
Hector Lassiter (Print the Legend, 2010, etc.) and his best friend Ernest Hemingway go sleuthing in Paris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2010

"Not necessarily for general readers, but the author provides valuable insight into Constantine's era."
Scholar Stephenson (History/Univ. of Durham; Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204, 2000, etc.) offers a stately though academic biography of the first Roman emperor who converted to Christianity, with a heavy emphasis on the archaeological record. Read full book review >

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HEAD GAMES by Craig McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The grisly carnage in McDonald's Spillane-like fictional debut has its roots in a real historical question: Did the Bush family really help hide Pancho Villa's head in the inner sanctum of Skull and Bones? Despite the intriguing premise, not for the faint-hearted."
A turbulent tale of murder, conspiracy and political intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAD GAMES by Craig McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The grisly carnage in McDonald's Spillane-like fictional debut has its roots in a real historical question: Did the Bush family really help hide Pancho Villa's head in the inner sanctum of Skull and Bones? Despite the intriguing premise, not for the faint-hearted."
A turbulent tale of murder, conspiracy and political intrigue. Read full book review >

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SP4RX by Wren McDonald
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A pulls-no-punches techno-thriller; think Mr. Robot meets The Stepford Wives. (Graphic science fiction. 15 & up)"
In a gritty future, hackers must fight an evil corporation trying to turn humans into mechanically altered zombies. Read full book review >

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WEATHER by Jill McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"While McDonald's art is delightful and the Hello, World! series appears to be promising, she should stick to topics that are close to home. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two youngsters learn about weather and the clothing it requires in this simple introduction that launches the Hello, World! series. Read full book review >

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OFF-COLOR by Janet McDonald
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Somewhat sloppy—especially in the ever-shifting narrative perspective—but lively. (Fiction. YA)"
Issue-driven but spirited, this posthumously published work tackles the meaning of race. Read full book review >

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BROTHER HOOD by Janet McDonald
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"This lacks the depth of romance and lyrical writing that was evidenced in Walter Dean Myers's Beast (2003), but has an authenticity and immediacy that will appeal as well as being a great title for discussion. (Fiction. YA)"
Nate's dual life allows him to be comfortable at Fletcher, his exclusive, private boarding school, and on his home territory in Harlem. Read full book review >

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SHADES OF SIMON GRAY by Joyce McDonald
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A page-turning plot, good characterization, and very convincing setting will have this suspenseful thriller driving up library circulation. (Fiction. YA)"
It starts with an abnormal spring heat wave that triggers an invasion of spring peepers. Read full book review >