Search Results: "Craig R. Everett"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Unique children's lit that cleverly tackles interest rates, endowments, fluctuating commodities, bullying and identity."
A smart kid with a head for numbers takes on a corrupt Wall Street banker, in Everett's debut middle-grade reader. Read full book review >

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BABY DON'T SMOKE by Everett Jaime
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Maria wakes at the end in a singed easy chair and resolves to quit cold turkey. The target audience, having certainly been exposed to similar anti-smoking screeds already, is unlikely to follow suit. (Graphic novel. 12-16)"
In a graphic novelette that wears its agenda on both sleeves and on every other garment, a young Latina mother moves through clouds of dialogue balloons filled with anti-smoking arguments. Read full book review >

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CLIFF HANGER by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1993

"Craig's writing improves the farther off-island he ventures, but no matter how lyrical his descriptions of the Rockies and how self-deprecatingly manly his hero, it still can't offset a thin plot—and far too many fish recipes."
When ex-Boston cop and current Martha's Vineyard fisherman Jeff ``J.W.'' Jackson (The Double-Minded Men, etc.) beats up Lloyd Cramer after Lloyd beat up his girlfriend Geraldine, everyone, including J.W., thinks it's Lloyd who makes three attempts on his life—until J.W. realizes someone is mistaking him for Weststock College professor John Skye and wants him dead for allegedly leading on and then abandoning student Bernie Orwell, causing her to commit suicide. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON A VINEYARD BEACH by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"A comfortable companion for a day at the beach or summer dreaming on a cold winter's night."
Yet another good-natured, lethargic chronicle of the days and nights of ex-Boston cop J.W. Jackson, this time honeymooning with gorgeous nurse Zee Madeiras (A Case of Vineyard Poison, 1995, etc.) in his Martha's Vineyard cottage. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY VINEYARD HOLIDAY by Philip R. Craig
Released: June 17, 1997

"Some of the background clarity could have been used to strengthen the jerry-built plot in this comfortable but uncompelling episode."
An early morning session of casting for bluefish brings a new adventure to the not-so-quiet life of J.W. Jackson (Death on a Vineyard Beach, 1996, etc.)—once a member of Boston's PD, now eking out a living on Martha's Vineyard with adored wife Zee, a nurse at the local hospital. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Drawing on a great number of interviews, some with Vogel himself, Whitney offers a fascinating new perspective from which to view the rubble of East Germany and the secretive world of cold war spies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
In a Len Deighton novel come to life, Whitney (senior European correspondent for The New York Times) tells the engrossing story of the trade in human lives conducted by cold war adversaries in a divided Berlin. Read full book review >

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VINEYARD PREY by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"Fans of Craig's usual sedate fare (A Vineyard Killing, 2003, etc.) should know that this installment is more thriller than mystery. But real page-turners have more action and less cooking, fishing and philosophizing."
"Shoulder season" on Martha's Vineyard is time for a little scalloping until ex-cop J.W. Jackson's placid life is disturbed by the advent of an assassin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fresh and balanced argument, though unlikely to convince most NRA members that liberals aren't the enemy."
Former New York Times reporter and editor Whitney (All The Stops: The Glorious Pipe Organ and Its American Masters, 2003, etc.) mounts an evenhanded review of the gun issue in the United States. Read full book review >

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VINEYARD CHILL by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"J.W.'s last case (Vineyard Stalker, 2007, etc.) combines Craig's trademark tour of Martha's Vineyard, a sprinkling of recipes and enough mystery and excitement to please. Both the author and his unflappable hero will be missed."
An old friend's visit brings both pleasure and danger to Craig's laid-back ex-policeman on his twilight tour of Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >

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VINEYARD BLUES by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2000

"Could J.W. and his beloved Vineyard (A Fatal Vineyard Season, 1999, etc.) one day take on a whiteknuckled, hardedged case?"
Martha's Vineyard has not yet been overrun by tourists in June, although the college kids who staff the restaurants and fill the bars have rented every available living space, including the overpriced, undermaintained group houses owned by Ben Krane. Read full book review >

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A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1999

"The tension-filled finale makes it one of Craig's better outings."
Summer on Martha's Vineyard is waning and J.W. Jackson, his wife Zee, and their two small children are settling in for the winter. J.W. (A Shoot on Martha's Vineyard, 1998, etc.), once a Boston cop, will do his care-taking jobs for absentee house and boat owners—like caring for the Crandel house in Oak Bluffs, presently occupied by actresses Julia Crandel and her friend Ivy Holiday. Read full book review >

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A SHOOT ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 1998

"A genial snooze."
Yet another love letter to Martha's Vineyard via this ninth adventure for resident J.W. Jackson—ex-Boston cop, fisherman, cook, husband of beautiful nurse Zee, sometime nanny to new son Joshua (A Deadly Vineyard Holiday, 1997, etc.). J.W. has long been antagonistic to beach-closing environmentalists led by blue-blooded biologist Lawrence Ingalls'so, naturally, when J.W. finds Ingalls shot to death on the beach just days after they—d come to blows, he finds himself the prime suspect, even getting shot at by Ingalls's assistant Beth Harper. Read full book review >