Search Results: "Daniel Hecht"


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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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LAND OF ECHOES by Daniel Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Hecht writes fluidly and draws convincing portraits of some interesting characters and situations, but the parapsychology slant drives his tale into a swamp of New Age hooey."
A second outing for Seattle parapsychologist Cree Black (City of Masks, 2003) takes her to New Mexico, where an investigation unveils mysteries that have nothing supernatural about them. Read full book review >

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CITY OF MASKS by Daniel Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Sharp, fast, and deft, a gripping story that with the skill of a Wallenda walks the tightrope between the real and the supernatural."
The first in a series featuring an intrepid ghostbuster who uncovers the mystery behind a haunted house, by the thriller author of, most recently, The Babel Effect, 2001). Read full book review >

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THE BABEL EFFECT by Daniel Hecht
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Somewhere deep inside this wordy morass there's a fascinating story trying to get out, since many of Hecht's ideas are certainly provocative enough to make for an exciting thriller. Too bad this isn't it."
Talky, slow-moving philosophical genetic thriller about the nature of evil. Read full book review >

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PUPPETS by Daniel Hecht
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"No surprises here, just a very strong, suspenseful tale from a skillful author finally realizing his potential."
The fourth and best yet from Hecht (Land of Echoes, 2004, etc.) brings back New York State Police Homicide Detective Mo Ford (Skull Session, 1998). Read full book review >

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SKULL SESSION by Daniel Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"An earnestly wrought, meandering tale that, despite some gripping scenes and lots of facts about neurophysiology, adds up to less than the sum of its parts. (Author tour)"
An ambitious but torpidly paced pass at a creepy-house horror tale that tries to combine Stephen Kingish gore-on-the-floor gross-outs with Dean Koontzical monster mash. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >

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DANIEL X by James Patterson
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"It's anyone's guess. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
Patterson's latest teen franchise robustly bursts through its prose boundaries into this splashy graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >