Search Results: "Dallas Middaugh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"No substitute for the original, but an agreeable alternative for younger or less-able readers. (Graphic science fiction. 8-10)"
Effective use of light and shadow in the art give this graphic adaptation of the 2003 novel a properly spooky look, but it reads overall more like a summary than a developed story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALLAS 1963 by Bill Minutaglio
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Despite the calendar slog, the authors make a compelling, tacit parallel to today's running threats by extremist groups."
In a chronological, episodic narrative that grows somewhat tedious yet chilling, Minutaglio (City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle, 2004, etc.) and Davis (J. Frank Dobie, 2009, etc.) unearth the various fringe elements rampant in Dallas in the three years (from January 1960 to November 1963) preceding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALLAS DROP by Richard Abshire
Released: May 23, 1989

Abshire, a former Dallas cop and p.i., offers a tough-minded first novel about ex-copturned-p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREACHERY IN DALLAS by Walt Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Read it for a salutary jolt of conspiracy, stirred, not shaken. (illustrations, not seen)"
Brown (The People v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIGGER 'N DALLAS by Kurt Tidmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Sad-sack figures out of country-music songs make themselves at home in Larry McMurtry country."
A pleasant, regional collection of interlinked sketches- -divided into 13 chapters—about small-town citizens of western Texas: at its best, a kind of prairie version of Ellen Gilchrist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A fittingly exhaustive history of a larger-than-life franchise."
Texas journalist and author Patoski (Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, 2008, etc.) delivers an oversized history of one of sport's greatest franchises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULLETINS FROM DALLAS by Bill Sanderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"More interesting than Smith himself is the author's portrayal of the news business in the 1950s and '60s."
The life and work of a noted White House reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE FROM DALLAS by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The clever ending is a yee-haw moment that will rope in readers as quick as tumbling tumbleweeds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grab your cowboy hat and boots and saddle up for one rootin', tootin' story featuring Alice from Dallas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW YORK TO DALLAS by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Roarke and his attendant computer wizards make so many vague, conveniently timed discoveries that the detection is never convincing. But the cat-and-mouse suspense when Eve and McQueen go up against each other is intense."
Lt. Eve Dallas (Treachery in Death, 2011, etc.) returns to her troubled roots when she goes up against a sex killer with a taste for tweens and a personal interest in her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"In the seemingly neverending arms race between the lone-assassin and the conspiracy theorists, Kaiser adds a serious piece of scholarship to the arsenal of those who believe Americans have yet to learn the whole truth about the assassination of JFK."
A historian takes us, once more, down the rabbit hole surrounding the events of November 22, 1963. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DALLAS DECEPTION by Richard Abshire
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 1992

"Abshire ought to stick to."