Search Results: "Deborah Turrell Atkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE PRAYER by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Interesting insight into Hawaii's growth problems and cultural clashes wrapped around a suspenseful mystery."
An island paradise harbors a deadly secret from the past. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN ROOM by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The solution is a letdown, but intrepid Storm provides enough thrills, chills and tastes of Hawaiian surfing to create an exciting adventure."
Hawaiian attorney Storm Kayama discovers that surfing can be deadly. Read full book review >

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PLEASING THE DEAD by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Enough plot and menacing back stories to befuddle most readers who've enlisted for the scenic ride. Though not wanting for pluck, Storm (Fire Prayer, 2007, etc.) is definitely not the brightest attorney in the Islands."
Welcome to Hawaii, where the yakuza prey. Read full book review >

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PRIMITIVE SECRETS by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Atkinson's abundant local color can't overcome her dull, long-winded prose and one-dimensional plot."
First, Storm Kayama discovers workaholic Honolulu lawyer Miles Hamasaki, her mentor and adoptive uncle, dead at his desk; then she finds her boyfriend Rick in bed with another woman (dumping a pot of hot chili on the bed lifts her spirits only temporarily). Read full book review >

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WHERE OLIVER FITS by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-hearted, if somewhat confusing, meditation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver searches for his proper place. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tim finds a whale beached on a street adjacent to his school and vows to help his new friend get back to the sea. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lionized legend wrapped in truisms trumps crime in Mystic River country."
A journal of the year the author spent working with a p.i. firm founded by a much-decorated Massachusetts city cop. Read full book review >

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"An often engaging mystery from an author who will hopefully provide further series installments."
A case of corporate espionage becomes violent in a new mystery from Atkinson (Cached Out, 2015, etc.) featuring recurring hero Cliff Knowles, a smart, scrappy FBI agent.Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? by Kate Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2008

"Like the most riveting BBC mystery, in which understated, deadpan intelligence illuminates characters' inner lives within a convoluted plot."
A third appearance for former police investigator and private detective Jackson Brodie in this psychologically astute thriller from Atkinson (One Good Turn, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. Read full book review >