Search Results: "Darrell James"


BOOK REVIEW

SONORA CROSSING by Darrell James
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Although Del is a powerful and competent woman, the constant descriptions of her physicality by male characters shadows this Western-meets-mystical mystery."
Will reaching over the Mexican border to recover a possibly visionary child bring answers to emotionally damaged female investigator Del Shannon (Nazareth Child, 2011)? Read full book review >

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NAZARETH CHILD by Darrell James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"The fast-flowing story line will engage readers and may distract their attention from some characters who are painted in rather broad strokes. It's nice to see James (Body Count: A Killer Collection, 2006) present a woman in control in the leading role."
The key to a field operative's past may be in her current investigation. Read full book review >

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PURGATORY KEY by Darrell James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"Though he features a female protagonist, James tends to treat his female characters badly. That's a shame, since they're often the brains in the house (Sonora Crossing, 2012, etc.)."
The search for two missing teens is sparked by an unexpected connection between one of the missing and the investigator herself. Read full book review >

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CONCERTO by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"Old hat, but this stuff still has a devoted, albeit small, readership."
Especially for those late-night movie addicts who happily snuffle at WW II romances in which English men and women soldier on while grabbing at brief, heated hours of Love in the midst of War. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Whodunit? Who cares?"
Darrell (We Will Remember, 1996, etc.) swaps her usual historical fiction for a tedious military mystery spiced with bad sex scenes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2015

"A bellicose diagnosis of everything that's wrong with America."
A debut political polemic bemoans the downfall of the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2013

"Relatively sound advice for the lovelorn, energetically and economically packaged."
Pithy analogies punctuate this largely sober self-improvement missive that aims to help men and women in the dating world. Read full book review >

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OUR SECRET'S OUT by Darrell Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Spencer's a talented writer who can snap his fingers and go, but here there are too many forced epiphanies—as though stories try to claim territory that's been looked at and passed over but not explored."
Spencer (A Woman Packing a Pistol, 1987—not reviewed) cops a high-flying attitude in the 12 stories collected here—all about various odd ducks or blue-collar types, most of whom live in Las Vegas, Utah, and Nevada. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER WITHIN by Darrell Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Nevertheless, middle-grade readers will likely be caught up in the excitement of the story and find the pluck and boldness of the daring duo engaging. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Jack Mason and his 15-year-old fellow apprentice in detection, Scarlet Bell, find danger and turmoil in this steampunk adventure. Read full book review >

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THE NEW SUPERREGIONS OF EUROPE by Darrell Delamaide
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1994

"That problem notwithstanding, Superregions is full of good ideas, and a fine guide for researchers, businesspeople and others interested in Europe's—and everyone's—future. (10 maps—not seen)"
An engaging look at Europe's economic prospects, forcefully demonstrating that the continent's future will depend on furthering regional alliances that transcend outmoded and restrictive national boundaries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1996

"While the dominant street slang adds authenticity, the book may prove to be largely inaccessible to the very people who most need to read it."
A candid, often vexing collection of interviews with young black men on key contemporary issues. Read full book review >