Search Results: "Doug J. Swanson"


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96 TEARS by Doug J. Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"In only his third time out, Swanson (Dreamboat, 1995, etc.) has already established himself as the John Travolta of the comic caper: He makes it all look light and easy, and seems to be having a great time too. (Regional author tour)"
More felonious fun for Dallas p.i. Read full book review >

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BIG TOWN by Doug J. Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Meanwhile, Elmore Leonard fans can rejoice in a newly minted storyteller whose moves are so sure that each new double-cross brings a smile of pure joy—about the only pure emotion in this spirited debut."
An ebullient noir comedy about the mad scramble for escalating shares of a Dallas motivational speaker's off-the-books cash. Read full book review >

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DREAMBOAT by Doug J. Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Not as joyously inventive as Jack's debut in Big Town (1994), but Swanson makes you glad he knows every last thing about these guys and where they live and what they're gonna do next."
Leaving his nagging ex-wife and her wannabe-filmmaker lover, Tony Angel, back in Dallas, PI Jack Flippo heads out to nothingburg Baggett, Tex., to look into a $500,000 insurance claim on one Mingo Gideon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"An entertaining and provocative portrait of a man whose dichotomies were largely a product of the violent times in which he thrived."
The big life and fast times of one of the most charismatic and dangerous good ol' boys in America's criminal history. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS by Doug Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Even though it's more straightforward that most of Jack's Hiaasenesque carnivals of crime, this one shows once more the folly of stocking your barrel with ordinary fish when you could fill it with fish who swim in circles, kill each other, and stick out their tongues."
When the two-bit police force of Luster, Texas, picks up Wesley Joy for speeding, pulls him in for the smidgen of heroin they find, and learns that the car he's driving was spotted leaving a drug-killing scene, Wesley, "lawyer to the stars of scum," is in a pickle. Read full book review >

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SUPER GEAR by Jennifer Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Plenty of good science sunk by tone and blunders. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Science teacher and writer Swanson tells the story behind nanotechnology's introduction and impact on sports. Read full book review >

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MESMER'S DISCIPLE by Edward Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"History, action, the supernatural and intelligent discourse; this novel holds something for everyone."
Set in 1840s St. Louis and New York, this historical supernatural thriller pits Alvord Rawn, a vigilante-style New York cop with anger management issues, against Count Abendroth, a demonic mesmerist who has painter Charles Deas in his thrall. Read full book review >