Search Results: "Daniel Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN by Daniel Palmer
Released: April 30, 2013

"Never dull, but feels more forced with each outlandish scene."
In Palmer's follow-up to Helpless (2012), an unseen killer with a penchant for twisted games forces John Bodine, creator of a popular online game, to commit a series of crimes. If John doesn't follow instructions, his ailing wife, Ruby, will die. Read full book review >

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HELPLESS by Daniel Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"The teenagers are sympathetic and believable, leading one to think that the book might have been better had they played a bigger role."
Following his ex-wife's murder, things go from terrible to worse for New Hampshire high-school soccer coach Tom Hawkins, who is falsely implicated in a child-pornography ring, accused of sleeping with his 16-year-old daughter Jill's best friend and targeted by an old military pal who was involved in smuggling heroin from Germany with the dead wife. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A KISS by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"While the road may be well-trodden, readers are still in for a breezy, enjoyable ride. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Back to the Future meets The Breakfast Club for Generation Z.Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2009

"Those wanting a fleshed-out argument will be disappointed."
A collection for truth-seekers that covers subjects from Catholicism to Salinger. Read full book review >

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SILENT TREATMENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1995

"Not brilliant, but never boring."
Palmer (Natural Causes, 1994, etc.) scores with an ambitious thriller that pits a schlubby Manhattan physician against his vicious counterpart in a Marathon Manstyle plot loaded with innovative twists. Dr. Harry Corbett is one of a dying breed in the medical community: a general practitioner (and decorated Vietnam vet) fighting for his professional life in a world of flashy specialists. Read full book review >

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HILDEGARDE WITHERS by Stuart Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2002

"Even so, Hildegarde's cases are remarkably fresh, generously clued, and full of sharply rendered settings and inventive touches contemporary riddlers could study with profit."
In between the 1931 debut of vinegary schoolmarm sleuth Hildegarde Withers and her Hollywood portrayal by Edna May Oliver, Palmer (1905-68) starred her in a cycle of short stories in Mystery magazine. Read full book review >

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THE KARMA CHARMER by Bruce Palmer
Released: Aug. 17, 1994

"A crude, sexist, sometimes homophobic fairy tale, but often great fun—like the mud of Woodstock Nation."
There's a funky domestic intimacy about this account of a middle-aged hippie trying to hang on to his youthful ideals and his gorgeous 21-year-old girlfriend who wants a job on Wall Street. Read full book review >

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CRITICAL JUDGMENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Warmed-over Robin Cook-esque hospital paranoia, though saved by an earnest appreciation of emergency room heroics."
Realistically portrayed medical procedures and more than you'd care to know about toxic poisoning—both pump up a relentlessly predictable emergency-room melodrama. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON AND MARIE LOUISE by Alan Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2001

"Palmer can write compelling popular histories—but in this case he is a bit like a pet owner who tries to interest you in his caged canary while an eagle soars around the room. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
An attempt—only sometimes successful—to pull into the foreground of European history the relationship between the diminutive general and his second wife, whom he married by proxy, sight unseen. Read full book review >