Search Results: "Dan Archer"


BOOK REVIEW

MAN VS. MARKETS by Paddy Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Quibbles aside, if this can help those ordinary consumers understand what's happening to their money, this accessible, often entertaining book will serve a valuable purpose."
A cartoon-laced, elementary but not terribly dumbed-down introduction to the dismal science by American Public Media Marketplace producer Hirsch. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not quite as hilarious as the other initial offering in the series, Itsy Bitsy Spider, which publishes simultaneously, but an amusing take on an old story and a fast-reading, funny choice for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Dr. Glenda (a dog) and Nurse Percy (a rooster) deal with a familiar fairy-tale villain while on duty at the hospital in this humorous Urgency Emergency! series entry for new readers. Read full book review >

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ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Top-notch medical care in an equally terrific early reader that will appeal to preschoolers, new readers of all ages and anyone else who appreciates droll humor and an inventive plot. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This delightful early reader is one of the first entries in the irresistibly named Urgency Emergency! series that combines nursery-rhyme characters, a medical setting and deadpan humor. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH HER EYES by Jennifer Archer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Archer writes distinctive characters and paces the story well, producing a supernatural tale with depth and originality. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This inventive ghost story mixes eerie suspense with time travel. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BIRD, BLACK SPIDER by Dosh Archer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The art and very brief text will steer this toward younger readers; the plot may provide a bit of emotional preparation for later encounters with the likes of 'The Walrus and the Carpenter,' or Hilaire Belloc's genially savage verses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A seeming friendship turns out to be anything but in this startling double debut. Read full book review >

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SONS OF FORTUNE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Flat, bland, covered in wastelands of cliché."
Twins separated at birth are reunited decades later after many, many twists of fate. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON'S KNEE by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Mayor, who could probably write dandy investigative nonfiction, needs to tighten up his storylines before this otherwise estimable series sinks into mediocrity."
When Vermont recluse Abraham Fuller dies, the autopsy reveals he was killed by an aneurysm—caused by a bullet shot at him about 20 years before. Read full book review >

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THE SURROGATE THIEF by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"Engrossing stuff. Only K.C. Constantine rivals Mayor in his mastery of the small-town procedural (Gatekeeper, 2003, etc.)."
The sleuthing Sage of Brattleboro is in top form, though it does take him 32 years to crack his case. Read full book review >

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CHAT by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2007

"After 18 installments (St. Albans Fire, 2005, etc.), Gunther's adventures remain as consistently readable as anything in the genre."
Happy families, unhappy families, bloodthirsty families…suddenly Special Agent Joe Gunther is hip-deep in family business. Read full book review >

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FRUITS OF THE POISONOUS TREE by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Mayor alertly turns the greatest weakness of his previous books (The Skeleton's Knee, 1993, etc.)—telltale flaws in the evidence against his perps—into the greatest strength of this tense procedural."
When his friend and lover, Gail Zigman, is raped hours after he leaves her bed for home, Brattleboro, Vt., chief of detectives Lt. Read full book review >

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PATHS OF GLORY by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"A bland yarn in the Boys' Own Adventure mold about an old-fashioned hero from the days when the Empire demanded nothing less."
Fictionalized account of the mountain climber who may or may not have been the first man to conquer Everest. Read full book review >