Search Results: "Darryl Wimberley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF COLORED TOWN by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Truly heartfelt storytelling."
Fate deals two African-American teens different hands in Northern Florida's mean, segregated backcountry. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S SLEW by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Wimberley knows his weaponry, swamp terrain and small-town prejudices better than most. If hard-boiled is what you're after, Raines qualifies as the black hero du jour."
A special-ops cadre kicked out of Afghanistan resurfaces in northwestern Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TINKER’S DAMN by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2000

"Wimberley turns from mysteries (A Rock and a Hard Place, 1999, etc.) to mainstream fiction with fine results: characters to empathize with, and the kind of solid, no-nonsense storytelling altogether too rare these days."
A moving, deeply felt story about fathers and sons, sin and redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEPPERFISH KEYS by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2007

"If Black Mask magazine were still around, that's exactly where you'd expect to find Wimberley (Strawman's Hammock, 2001, etc.), who pumps up his overloaded plot with some supremely grisly set pieces."
A hardboiled potboiler set in the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SEEPING WOUND by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"The sordid history of Florida's turpentine camps is riveting; the characters less so."
A Muscogee woman and a World War I veteran try to save the soldier's sister and brother-in-law, held against their will in a brutal turpentine camp in 1920s Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KALEIDOSCOPE by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Suspense is secondary here, but the story still works."
A Prohibition Era gambler tries to pay off his debts by tracking down money in an unlikely setting—the off-season outpost of a traveling carnival. Read full book review >

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STRAWMAN’S HAMMOCK by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"Best of the series so far (Dead Man's Bay, 2000, etc.), flawed only by a Grand Guignol finale tacked on to an ending that's already wound up the tale as neat as can be."
When Barrett Raines, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is asked to run for county sheriff, he's not just flattered and intrigued, but on fire for the job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD MAN’S BAY by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"There's loose plotting, weak writing, and as for Barrett's sleuthing, one of his suspects says it best: 'Mr. Raines, for a detective you seem a slow man.'"
As his debut (A Rock and a Hard Place, 1999) ended, Agent Barrett Raines, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was in a bad way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The illustrations are compelling throughout, but the narrative is more powerful when it is more personal and specific."
An illustrated primer on mental illness that builds to personal revelation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKBALLED by Darryl Pinckney
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Not a manifesto but a thoughtful examination of ideas that others have been circulating."
A slim volume of two essays that challenge the very notion of a "post-racial" America. Read full book review >