Search Results: "Darrell Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

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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SCOTCH MIST by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Less fun than an hour-long bagpipe recital, and no more serious competition to Lee Childs' military police stories than Indian Summer (2011) or its ilk."
What else would you expect on Guy Fawkes Day but an explosion? 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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HE MADE US BETTER by Darrell Boone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"A heartening and well-told family story."
A father pays tribute to his son, who inspired many with his optimism during 39 years of living with a severe disability. Read full book review >

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Shadowboxing With Bukowski by Darrell Kastin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"A novel about a life spent surrounded by books, heavily influenced by the grimy realism of a poet's life and work."
A man works to keep his California bookstore afloat while meditating on his relationship with Charles Bukowski. Read full book review >

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A TOASTER ON MARS by Darrell Pitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who fans are a natural audience for this story, but it may well build a broader readership once the word gets out. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This pseudo-science-fiction book provides laughs of all types: readers will progress from snickers to giggles to, finally, belly laughs and shouts of outrage. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SWORD by Darrell Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Not much for internal logic but certainly a headlong thrill ride. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Intrepid teen detectives Jack and Scarlet battle Japanese crime bosses and German Nazis—make that "damned Nazis"—to find a long-lost sword purported to have magic powers. Read full book review >

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Nagah And The Thunderegg by Darrell Mulch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2014

"A witty, Rabelaisian road story about one man's search for what matters."
This debut novel follows a young mountain climber's unconventional quest for enlightenment. 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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WE WILL REMEMBER by Elizabeth Darrell
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A well-researched, unusually intense—and seldom told—story of life after war."
With her usual sensitivity, clarity, and quiet dignity, Darrell (Concerto, 1994, etc.), who also writes as Emma Drummond, turns her unstinting—if romantically inclined—eye on three post- WW II lives. Read full book review >