Search Results: "Derek Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER BEAR by Derek Haas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2008

"Lean work, with every word counting and adding up to more than most authors land in twice the space."
Tight, swift debut thriller from the co-screenwriter of the 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma about a crack assassin hired to rub out his father. Read full book review >

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DARK MEN by Derek Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Intricate and fascinating. Heartless Columbus offers cold comfort on dark nights."
Haas (The Silver Bear, 2008, etc.) brings his cold, canny professional hit man back in this cold, canny thriller. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT LIE by Derek Haas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An unflinching little gem of a story: violent, dark, and unrelentingly entertaining."
Two dangerous assassins tangle with deadly results in the latest book by screenwriter, novelist, and producer Haas. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT HAND by Derek Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"It's not the game, but how well you play it, and Haas plays it very well indeed in what clearly seems a series launch."
Once more to Moscow and the Russian tundra on a supersecret mission goes a solitary hero in a thriller that makes the familiar seem fresh. Read full book review >

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DEREK JETER PRESENTS NIGHT AT THE STADIUM by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A direct riff on Night at the Museum. Also, by now younger readers will barely remember Jeter as a player, so the lionization may need some explanation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young New York Yankees fan gets some unexpected help in his quest for an autograph from his favorite (ex) player. Read full book review >

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CASEY AND DEREK ON THE ICE by Marty Sederman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Pullen's oil paintings aptly complement the larger-than-life plot, the characters' earnest faces canvasses for their emotions as they give the game their all. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A "Casey at the Bat" for the hockey fan. Read full book review >

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BEWARE THE MARE by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen, but the jacket painting by Lindsay Barrett George is unusually appealing. (Fiction. 6-12)"
The mare Gramp brings home seems perfect in every way; neither Lily, an experienced rider who has outgrown her pony, nor Gramp himself, a knowledgeable horse trader when he's not at work at his job on the town roads, can find anything the matter with her. Read full book review >

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SHAPER by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"She draws a convincing portrait of Chad, a nice kid whose adolescent self-absorption, compounded by his personal loss, temporarily makes him intolerable. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chad Holloway's beloved dog, Shep, was shot and killed by Chad's grandfather. Read full book review >

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BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN MUSIC by Michael Haas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"An important text whose dense design may dissuade some general readers but whose thorough research supplies some significant pages in the account of some of history's darkest decades."
A veteran recording producer and authority on Jewish music debuts with a richly detailed history of Jewish musicians—not just composers—who were threatened by the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE ENTHUSIAST by Charlie Haas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A brilliant conceit never finds the right seriocomic groove."
Can the secret of better living be found in the pages of ultra-niche magazines? One man spends many low-pay, high-angst years finding out in Haas's debut. Read full book review >