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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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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SPANISH INQUISITION by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable but run-of-the-mill military procedural."
A military police officer is the prime suspect in an assault. Read full book review >

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DUTCH COURAGE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Rydal's fourth adventure serves up a tastier blend of family drama and military sleuthing than you'd likely find in the Mess. With all that infighting and backstabbing, it's a wonder the troops have any time left for the enemy."
Harassment and assault take their toll on a British army base in Germany as the Special Investigation Branch's Max Rydal (Czech Mate, 2007, etc.) struggles for control. Read full book review >

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The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales by Darrell Kastin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An extremely impressive blend of escapism and portraiture of the human condition, following in the footsteps of Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez."
Kastin (The Undiscovered Island, 2009) uses the landscape and culture of the Azores, his maternal homeland, to marvelous effect in this spellbinding collection of short stories that tend toward folklore and magical realism. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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FRENCH LEAVE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Domestic complications trump criminal complaints, which are weakened by an inconsistency you could drive a personnel carrier through."
Max Rydal and Tom Black (Dutch Courage, 2008, etc.) investigate the disappearance of a singularly unpopular soldier. 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 >