Search Results: "Diane Hammond"


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HOMESICK CREEK by Diane Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"A touching, able, not-too-sentimental look at the ties that bind."
Old friendships and broken dreams in small-town tales of love and betrayal. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY'S HARBOR by Diane Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"The controversial and topical premise will be of primary interest to hard-core orca aficionados and, no doubt, someone in Hollywood."
A motley team of whale enthusiasts rescues a killer whale, or at least consigns him to a more commodious captivity. Read full book review >

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GOING TO BEND by Diane Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"A portrait of the hard-scrabble life: moving and deftly told."
An exceptional debut about small-time lives and limited dreams in rural America. Read full book review >

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THE IMPERSONATOR by Diane Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 1992

"It must have taken so much energy to create this handsome, androgynous enigma and give his friends their world-class rÇsumÇs that there's none left over to pull together the threads of this foolish, deluxe trifle."
Screenwriter Hammond (Sweet Lies, 1979) churns out a slick, sinister sex-cum-suspenser about a gifted, stylishly enervated chameleon's trick of haunting his clients, his lovers, and himself with secrets from the past. Read full book review >

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THE SNATCH by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Feisty if uningratiating characters in a complex, imaginative, though not always convincing story."
A Scottish take on "The Ransom of Red Chief" with felonies obbligato. Read full book review >

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GIVE A DOG A NAME by Gerald Hammond
Released: June 16, 1993

"An often confusing puzzle neatly resolved; to be enjoyed most by lovers of dogs, especially those of the hunting kind."
A tricky challenge for ex-army Captain John Cunningham (Doghouse, 1992, etc.), who, along with wife Beth and neighbor Isobel, runs dog-breeding and training kennels at Three Oaks Farm in the Scottish Highlands. Read full book review >

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MAD DOGS AND SCOTSMEN by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1996

"One of the happiest of Hammond's Highland flings."
In the middle of loading biochemist Noel Cochrane's black Lab dog, Jove, into his car so that Noel can remove him from quarantine for a posting to the States, John Cunninghman (Sting in the Tail, 1995, etc.) looks up to see that his car is gone, along with his shotgun, a briefcase of Noel's, and Jove. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"A rousing saga of sports and spirituality."
A young man obsessed with basketball tries to puzzle out God's game plan in this sprightly Christian motivational memoir. Read full book review >

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SINK OR SWIM by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1997

"This time, though, the skein's a little too tangled, and the unraveling a little too muddled—though housebound Wallace is certainly one of Hammond's liveliest narrators."
It looks as if Wallace James's heart attack will sideline him not only from shooting and fishing but from nosing around into the drowning of Newton Lauder squire Kenneth Berry, who was evidently nearly saved by his archenemy, Colonel Ivor McInsch, MP. Read full book review >

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WITH MY LITTLE EYE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Charming but slight, even by Hammond's gossamer standards."
Not all the care a surveyor who's determined to develop an old Scottish house into a block of flats puts into choosing his fellow tenants prevents one of them from topping another. Read full book review >