Search Results: "David Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

A Time To Pay by David Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2014

"A well-paced, engaging thriller involving numerous baddies and coveted diamonds."
In Woods' (Drink with the Devil, 2013) thriller, a financially strapped Englishman makes a discovery that seems fortuitous—until criminals come looking for their loot. Read full book review >

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DRINK WITH THE DEVIL by David Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Complex characters and a few unexpected turns make for an engaging, if uneven, tale."
In Woods' debut novel, two men struggle to find financial success in 1960s England. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHOKER by Elizabeth Woods
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"This debut serves up genuinely page-turning suspense, but to buy the plot (and particularly the denouement), readers will have to overlook some glaring inconsistencies and improbabilities along with a faint but troubling homophobic subtext. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
Über-victim Cara Lange feels invisible. Read full book review >

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EMAKO BLUE by Brenda Woods
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"She provides abundant discussion topics and features short, easy chapters written with an honesty that should appeal even to highly reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This short, accessible story packs a huge emotional punch with its depiction of innocence lost to random gang violence. Read full book review >

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ZOE IN WONDERLAND by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Zoe G. Reindeer hates her last name and her big feet and anything else that makes her "just Zoe." Read full book review >

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MOUNTING FEARS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Wildly erratic Woods's latest won't be news to anyone except folks who think that all presidential elections, especially if they're fictional, have to be as exciting as the 2008 election was in real life."
President William Jefferson Lee IV's reelection campaign turns out to be just one darned thing after another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAT by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"But he writes fairy tales for guys that continue to find a market. (Literary Guild alternate selection; $135,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Woods (L.A. Times, 1993, etc.) offers a high-concept action thriller that never lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

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SHOOT HIM IF HE RUNS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Despite stiff competition, this meandering Caribbean idyll is the most relentlessly unoriginal of all Stone's adventures. Other crimebusters live on in movies; maybe Stone will get a sitcom."
New York attorney Stone Barrington dabbles once more in international intrigue, unaware that he's out way past his depth. Read full book review >

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DEAD EYES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Smooth running, but shallow characters (the villain is a total cipher) and lack of dramatic payoffs leach suspense: Wait Until Dark this isn't. (First printing of 100,000)"
A blind actress is tormented by a stalker—in another slick but uninspired thriller by Woods (L.A. Times, p. 332, etc.), who himself seems in the dark about how to capitalize on his melodramatic premise. Read full book review >