Search Results: "Denise Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISONER OF MEMORY by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"As always, the search for the truth will mean digging deep into the suspects' lives. Readers may wonder, however, why the reporter's stories increasingly turn out to be all about Eve."
Now that she's cleaned up the City of Angels (Savage Garden, 2005, etc.), Hamilton's bulldog reporter plunges into the history of the Cold War and her own family. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE GARDEN by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2005

"The most streamlined, even conventional, of Eve's four cases to date."
A diva doesn't show up for the biggest opening night of her life. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE CONTROL by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Don't be scared. Hamilton's take on the career-woman-in-distress formula is considerably gentler and glossier than Eve Diamond's adventures."
The creator of hard-nosed journalist Eve Diamond (Prisoner of Memory, 2006, etc.) tries something considerably more soft-boiled in this tale of an L.A. crisis manager whose latest assignment forces her to confront ghosts from her troubled past. Read full book review >

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SUGAR SKULL by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2003

"Despite the overloaded plot and the often overscaled emotions, few readers will be able to resist her V.I. Warshawski with a tape recorder and a California tan."
Forget about the murder of Isabel Chevalier, the headstrong teenager whose dalliance with Finch Marino and his squatter friends left her dead in a filthy basement and her father sunk in grief. Read full book review >

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LAST LULLABY by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 2004

"Beneath the overplotted intrigue is a starkly powerful tale of parents desperate for the children they can never protect from a boundlessly treacherous world."
A furiously boiling tale of schemers smuggling drugs, children, and more. Read full book review >

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THE JASMINE TRADE by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"EWSLUGLA Times alum Hamilton's first novel is a furiously boiling stew of familiar ingredients: it lacks Edna Buchanan's eye for the offbeat story but is spiced by an unflinching look at dysfunctional families, upscale-Asian-American style."
Among the million stories, from drive-by shootings to education initiatives, battle-hardened Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond has to file every year, the carjacking murder of Marina Lu doesn't stand out at first. Read full book review >

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GO, SHAPES, GO! by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The title will surely inspire children to create and deconstruct their own geometric dramas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fleming's signature pulp-painted backgrounds set the stage for a performance featuring an assemblage of shapes; created from patterned handmade papers, the forms are choreographed in their activity by a madcap mouse on wheels. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Validation for every kid who's ever picked up a trowel to explore the wonders underground. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The earth beneath children's feet is teeming with activity if only they look. Read full book review >

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TIME TO SLEEP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A perfect fit for the audience. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A well-wrought bedtime book from Fleming (Where Once There Was a Wood, 1996, etc.), who sends little ones cheerfully off to their dreams. Read full book review >

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COUNT! by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Fashioned with care, intelligence, and artistry—a delight. (Picture book. 0-8)"
The substance here is traditional—numbers from one to ten introduced with animals to count; the idea extended with tens to 50—but the presentation is outstanding. Read full book review >

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5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >

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BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA'S by Anika Denise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Just in time for Grandparents' Day. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rollicking, rhyming salute to the grandmother-grandchild bond. Read full book review >