Search Results: "D.J. Donaldson"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING WITH THE CRAWFISH by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Patricia Cornwell Lite, with all the streamlined thrills and gripping forensic detail Donaldson's fans have come to expect."
Still shaken after her kidnapping in Louisiana Fever (1996), psychological profiler Kit Franklyn has banished herself to a menial job at a photography gallery when she gets a hurry call from her old boss, Chief Medical Examiner Andy Broussard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW ORLEANS REQUIEM by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1994

"This one is for those who like their lab talk down and dirty."
With Mardi Gras only a week away and the annual convention of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences just arriving in town, New Orleans Chief Medical Examiner Andy Broussard and psychological profiler Kit Franklyn match wits with a killer who stabs his victims, slices off one eyelid, and arranges them each with a telltale strand of hair, a row of Scrabble tiles—K, O, J, E, the first murder is signed—and a different section from the February 14 edition of the Times-Picayune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISIANA FEVER by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1996

"Virus Du Jour with homicide obbligato—a sleek, fast-moving, curiously lightweight suspenser that never lets the deadly menace escape its pages and threaten the world as we know it."
After his flirtation with the straight procedural in New Orleans Requiem (1994), Donaldson's fifth leaps back into the swift currents of the medical thriller with this deadly-virus yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MARDI GRAS FOR THE DEAD by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1992

"Amiable, lightweight medical thriller, but the series would be much improved if it retired Broussard and developed Kit more."
The third outing (Cajun Nights; Blood on the Bayou) for New Orleans suicide investigator Kit Franklyn, whose dog disinters a jawbone in her soon-to-be rose garden—a jawbone that her mentor Andy Broussard, Chief Medical Examiner, explains belongs to a woman dead at least ten years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHT by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2010

"There's a few too many sharp turns for this narrative to be anything but a rough ride. (Horror. 10-14)"
A skeletal sketch he's drawn haunts 16-year-old Marshall (Marsh) Seaver, even as he searches for his missing best friend, Cooper Foley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Substantial and thoughtful, written with sympathy and affection. (16 pages b&w illustrations; 40 additional b&w illustrations throughout)"
A critic and novelist (English Settlement, not reviewed, etc.) examines the short, stressful life (1811-63) of the great Victorian writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"From the blood crucibles of Alexander to the encounter with his best friend's dead mother to the mysterious deaths at his grandfather's farm, there are too many plot twists, too much explanation and too little motivation to keep readers journeying down this road. (Horror. 10-14)"
Finding himself dead after a collision with a speedboat, Cooper Foley quickly realizes the afterlife is not as restful as people believe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH OF BABYLON by D.J. McIntosh
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"More erudite than Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, McIntosh's complex thriller incorporates notes about Babylonian and Mesopotamian cultures plus a bibliography."
As McIntosh's debut adventure novel opens, New York City art dealer John Madison is depressed, in a "black hole." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Occasionally pointed but often disjointed musings on politics, religion, and popular culture."
According to this wide-ranging manifesto, it's time for women to examine men's leadership failures and turn the world around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROJECT ALPHA by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This book may teach readers to distrust the government, but the real fear is that they'll put the novel down halfway through out of boredom. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This series opener has the potential to turn its young readers positively cynical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK MOON RISING  by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Here's hoping the next installment in this series achieves a better balance. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Curse of the Boggin (2016), Marcus (white), Theo (African-American), and Lu (Asian-American) are back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLY LAND by D.J. Waldie
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Still, when Waldie's style works, his empty front lawns are every bit as depressing as the real thing. (20 photos, not seen)"
Part memoir, part social history, this odd collection of reflections should resonate with anyone who has experienced the profound loneliness of life in suburbia. Read full book review >