Search Results: "Derrick S. McCluskey"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 13, 2010

"Although the novel's first half shows potential, its unfinished story may leave readers wanting."
McCluskey's debut novel, the first in a projected trilogy, presents a mystery involving a shady secret society. Read full book review >

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SID THE SQUID AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT JOB by David Derrick
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Searching for the perfect job, Sid, a giant squid, leaves his ocean home for the big city. Read full book review >

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A KILLING ON WALL STREET by Derrick Niederman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2000

"Here's hoping he travels lighter next time."
This unusual hybrid incorporates a primer on investment into a standard whodunit, as a mathematics professor-turned-securities-analyst-turned-YA author introduces Cliff Cavanaugh, securities analyst-turned-daytrader-turned-detective, called in by his former employers at Rutherford & Hayes to solve the murder of portfolio manager Kyle Hooperman. Read full book review >

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TULUGAQ by Kerry McCluskey
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"Closer to ethnology than storytelling but still a thought-provoking glimpse of how nature and myth mix. (Folklore. 11 & up)"
A treasury of anecdotes about this smart and mysterious bird—gathered over years from residents of northern Canada and Alaska and paired to evocative photographs. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WEAPON by Matthew McCluskey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Fun and frantic, with ample scientific backing."
In McCluskey's ((Physics and Astronomy/Washington State University; Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors, 2012) debut novel, a levelheaded professor and a corrupt business tycoon go head-to-head over a "failed" experiment, which, in fact, has the potential to destroy the world. Read full book review >

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INTRUSION by Mary McCluskey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2016

"Haunting and lyrical, understated and true."
A couple mourning the death of their teenage son in a freak accident confront past secrets while facing the uncertain future of their marriage in McCluskey's debut. Read full book review >

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80's Baby by Derrick Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An idiosyncratic but compelling coming-of-age memoir."
Fuller recounts the violent and harrowing incidents of his youth in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Super-sleuths might enjoy tying their brains in knots trying to solve these cases; others will be content to allow the mysteries to unfold, and then to turn to the solutions in the back. (index) (Short stories. 11-14)"
For those who have been hot on the trail with Encyclopedia Bown, Nate the Great, and Cam Jensen, Inspector Forsooth's interactive mysteries would seem to be a logical next step. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Ethical ambition isn't an oxymoron, says Bell, but a winding road that likely feeds the spirit more than the pocketbook."
In a quietly energizing treatise, Bell (Constitutional Law/NYU School of Law; Confronting Authority, 1994, etc.) addresses the question of living ethically and with fulfillment. Read full book review >

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A WILD RIDE by Niki Danforth
Released: May 10, 2015

"A pleasant novel that may have trouble standing out for young readers."
In Danforth's (Stunner: A Ronnie Lake Mystery, 2013) illustrated middle-grade novel, a young girl gets a special birthday gift—a magical horse—with whom she goes on adventures, including protecting a wild herd of mustangs from horse thieves. Read full book review >