Search Results: "Dennis Hart"


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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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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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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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ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A bracing, deeply saddening journey into death and loss whose wryly affirmative resolution, 'joy breaking through the storm clouds,' is nothing but hard won."
What happens to you when your child dies? "You fall," writes cartoonist and bereaved father Hart (Sequential Art/Univ. of Florida), "into a hole." 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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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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DEATH IN LOVERS' LANE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1997

"Complex and suspenseful, written in a Christie-for-the-'90s style, this is a many-faceted exploration of campus life, ego trips, diverse personalities, and puzzle pieces finally made to fit."
A third appearance for onetime news reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (Scandal in Fair Haven, 1994, etc.)—Henrie O to friends and colleagues—a 60ish, widowed, financially independent, and nontenured professor at the Journalism School of Thorndyke University in Derry Hills, Missouri. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

"Despite some repetition and rambling, an entertaining as well as educational window into the minds of Soviet leaders—along with Hart's all-sided speculations into causes, motives, and outcomes."
Former senator Hart, having discussed perestroika with Gorbachev and most of Russia's top political, academic, and military leadership, delivers a provocative report on the sudden about-face and uncertain future of the USSR. Read full book review >

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IMMACULATE MIDNIGHT by Ellen Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2002

"Otherwise, a fairly stodgy examination of the Lawless men's troubled marriages and Jane's passion for a younger woman and a runaway dog."
Serving two life sentences without the possibility of parole for multiple casualties incurred in the course of his burning things down, Bobby Alto, dubbed the "Midnight Man" by the Minneapolis press, is hoping his lawyer, Ray Lawless, can win the pending appeal. Read full book review >