Search Results: "Dennis Hart"


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GULF BOULEVARD by Dennis Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2014

"Works by Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen offer more hyperbole and surrealism, respectively. Still, there's plenty of good fun here, with a sequel to come."
A universal fantasy kicks off Hart's debut comic caper. Read full book review >

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PICTURES OF CHILDREN by Dennis Hart
Released: April 12, 2013

"An on-target, high-octane modern-day noir."
An avenging gunman takes on a child prostitution ring. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Recommended both as a suspenseful story and a cautionary tale of yielding to temptation."
A habitual gambler recounts a life of bad decisions in sports books and corporate embezzlement, and the effect it had on his family. Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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SECRETS FROM MYSELF by Christine Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A culturally confusing fictional tale that undermines the real-life tragedy of the Indians aboard the Komagata Maru. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Katelyn Medena, a white Canadian, is haunted by a Sikh girl named Akasha who lived a century ago. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY SURPRISE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

Family skeletons rattle ominously when the police in La Luz, California, accuse Kenneth Carlisle of killing nightclub dancer Francine Boutelle, and his disapproving sister, attorney K.C. Carlisle, risks their late father's honor by deciding to dig up the evidence that might free him of this and a second murder—in this first US publication of an ingenious non-series novel from the author of the Henrie O. and Death on Demand series. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Best of the author's recent outings."
The peaceful tenor of life in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, is at risk with the arrival on the island of retired Brigadier General Bud Hatch, a reactionary bully who detests gays, blacks, and anything that smacks of liberalism. Read full book review >

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THE LOST WOMEN OF LOST LAKE by Ellen Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A distinct improvement in this series, this tale is more coherent than its most recent predecessors (The Cruel Ever After, 2010, etc.), but also more somber in tone."
A sleuth gets involved in a melancholy mystery that unravels the dark past of a close friend. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S ISLAND by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"An overblown saga—with a plot that, when finally revealed in all its silly ramifications, defies belief; a tiresomely self- congratulatory new sleuth; and mostly cardboard characters."
After 30 years of noncommunication, investigative reporter- novelist Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins ("call me Henrie O") gets a call from a long-ago lover—media biggie Chase Prescott of Prescott Enterprises. Read full book review >

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SUGAR PLUM DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A map of the castle-like premises would have been both helpful and eminently compatible with such quaint clues as the disembodied voice at the séance, the shot in the dark, the Dobermans, and the cui bono lists."
Annie (the mystery bookshop proprietor) and Max (the well-heeled golfing fanatic) Darling tackle the 12th discombobulation (White Elephant Dead, 1999, etc.) to throw South Carolina's insular Broward Island into genteel chaos. Read full book review >