Search Results: "Darrell Waltrip"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"An absorbing exploration of one of America's most popular, and dangerous, sports that will be most appealing to NASCAR fans."
NASCAR legend Waltrip (DW: A Lifetime Going Around in Circles, 2004) takes us onto the track, into the pits and behind the scenes of his racing career. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >