Search Results: "Diane Hammond"


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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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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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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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KOP by Warren Hammond
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Gritty, tough, sweaty, with a vivid and well-thought-out backdrop, solid, brutal sleuthing, a deeply flawed but worthy hero and a sequel waiting in the wings: a powerful combination."
Far-future, hardboiled good-cop/bad-cop yarn, from Denver-resident newcomer Hammond. Read full book review >

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TWICE BITTEN by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Slow, repetitive going."
Scotland's ex—Army officer John Cunningham (Doghouse, 1992, etc.) and his wife Beth breed gundogs at Three Oaks Kennels, with help from managers Henry and Isobel Kitts, and kennel maids Hannah and Daffy. Read full book review >

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HOME TO ROOST by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 23, 1991

"362) has done much, much better."
Keith Calder, the author's gun-expert/sleuth, has a small but crucial role in this balky adventure. Read full book review >

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CRASH by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Veteran Hammond (Hit and Run, 2008, etc.) makes his hero and heroine appealing enough, but the two sides of the case never mesh, and the identification and pursuit of the criminals is even less interesting than the challenge of providing Dell with a new paper identity."
A Scottish solicitor's self-appointed holiday is ended by his attempt to provide proper documentation for an heiress injured in an accident—and to trace the sinister cause of the accident. Read full book review >

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COLD IN THE HEADS by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Veteran Hammond (The Hitch, 2004, etc.) provides an appealingly free-spirited detective but gives her precious little to detect in this low-stakes adventure."
An irrepressible freelance engineer's stint as a custodial grandmother comes to an abrupt end with the discovery of a corpse. Read full book review >

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A DOG'S LIFE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More village romance than mystery, and none the worse for it."
A Scottish novelist copes with the departure of his live-in lover and the death of his black Lab by taking on board a new dog, a new woman and more trouble. Read full book review >

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SNATCH CROP by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"Mildly entertaining stuff—add a plus for gun and field aficionados."
Hammond's onetime Scottish hero, gunsmith-sleuth Keith Calder (In Camera, p. 355), has recently taken a backseat to his spunky daughter Deborah, newly married to Inspector Ian Fellowes of the local police and very involved in her new business—preparing and marketing game birds. Read full book review >