Search Results: "Denise Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BUSTER GOES TO COWBOY CAMP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Buster the dog is NOT HAPPY that Brown Shoes is taking off for a weekend's R&R and leaving him at Cowboy Camp in the care of Red Boots. Read full book review >

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PIGS LOVE POTATOES by Anika Denise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"However, with the exception of pig or potato fans, this lacks the pizzazz that would make it a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting pigs and potatoes leads young readers to a feast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will enjoy following the kittens' purposeful preening, as well as the progress of a mouse that sneaks through the pages until it finds its little ones safe in the nest. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mama Cat has three kittens: two mimics and one contrarian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1994

"A handsome edition, with especially felicitous typography and design. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A scrupulous note explains that, with ``minimal'' editing, this is the great Russian collector Afanasev's version, ``crafted by Petr Nikolaevich Polevoi (1839-1902), a well-known historian, archaeologist, and Shakespearean scholar.'' In outline, it differs little from Arthur Ransome's text as used in Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott winner (1968); but where Ransome is more literary and humorous, the more straightforward text here is propelled by its energetic cadence. Read full book review >

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PUMPKIN EYE by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

All eyes in a Halloween story hour will be riveted to this stellar story of trick-or-treaters enjoying the deliciously scary nature of this special night. Read full book review >