Search Results: "Diane M. Haynes"


BOOK REVIEW

Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes
Released: March 20, 2012

"The execution could use a bit of polish, but this light fantasy engages and entertains."
A fun, magic-infused fantasy/adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Despite his considerable skill as a writer, the author's initial tone of logic and thoughtfulness morphs into barely checked irritation, which makes reading difficult."
Humor and moral outrage share the stage in this semisatirical look at Western culture. Read full book review >

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IDOL BONES by Diane M. Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"A simple plot lurks beneath layers of church lore, formidably intellectual chitchat, and a jumpy narrative—heady stuff for some; a slightly pretentious bore for most."
Third in the author's tales of life and death among the Anglican clergy finds Reverend Theodora Braithwaite (Unholy Ghosts, etc.) on loan to the country cathedral of Bow St. Read full book review >

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TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE DARKEST CORNER by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2012

"Effective, in an ugly sort of way."
In Haynes' debut, a woman is stalked by the former lover who nearly killed her. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

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UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. GENIUS by Marilee Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given its enduring themes, this novel from a small Catholic press has some potential for crossover appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Test results may prove that 12-year-old Gabriel Carpenter is St. Jude Middle School's only resident genius, but Mensa status sure doesn't seem to make life any easier. Read full book review >

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ICE COLD KILL by Dana Haynes
Released: March 26, 2013

"Enough intelligence agencies, bad guys and gruesome viruses for a month of nonstop massacres. When Haynes runs out of guns and knives to put in the hands of superheroine Daria (Breaking Point, 2011, etc.), he turns oxygen tanks into missiles for her to launch."
Daria Gibron, the former Israeli Shin Bet agent now operating as an one-woman destruction crew for the FBI, eludes every secret intelligence agency in the world but catches a recombinant RNA virus in the process. Read full book review >