Search Results: "Douglas Corleone"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE COLD by Douglas Corleone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Densely plotted, replete with violent incident, and strenuously uncomplicated in its moral sympathies from beginning to end."
Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk goes in search of the daughter whose abduction 12 years ago started his second career as the Finder. Read full book review >

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LAST LAWYER STANDING by Douglas Corleone
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"More lawyers, law enforcement types, Class-A felonies and plot twists than you can shake a stick at. Instead of a map, Corleone should have supplied a score card."
Honolulu attorney Kevin Corvelli's latest pair of clients serve up surprise after unhappy surprise. Read full book review >

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GOOD AS GONE by Douglas Corleone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"'What's more noble than trying to rescue an imperiled child?' Simon asks himself. Nobility is in short supply here, but this self-assessment is a lot more accurate than his reflection that 'this wasn't an action movie.'"
A child's kidnapping leads a specialist in child recovery on a torrid chase across two continents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT ON FIRE by Douglas Corleone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Despite his susceptibility to anything in a skirt—and that includes his improbable interlude with Miss Hawaii—Kevin (One Man's Paradise, 2010) tries a mean case and tells a fine story."
A Hawaiian honeymoon ends abruptly when the bride's accused of killing the groom on their wedding night. Read full book review >

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UNBEELIEVABLES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Florian shines again here. ('BEEbliography,' websites for further inquiry) (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Florian (Poetrees, 2010, etc.) bestows yet another pleasing mix of punny poems and colorful collages that blend whimsy and fact. Read full book review >

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POEM RUNS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A lighthearted reminder of why we love the game. (Picture book/ poetry. 6-9)"
Warm up and get in training for a full season of baseball poems. Read full book review >

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DINOTHESAURUS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Children fixated on explicit gore may be left unmoved, but to everyone else this will be a dino-delight—especially when read aloud. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
In the fine tradition of Jack Prelutsky's Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, illustrated by Arnold Lobel (1988), a set of dinophile-pleasing verses penned by a poet with a rare knack for wordplay and silly rhymes finds apt visual setting fronting playful images of monsters rearing up from extinction to grin toothily at young viewers. Read full book review >

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ZOO’S WHO by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"For gales of laughter, read the poems aloud; for chuckles of amusement, linger over the pictures—either way, Florian demonstrates as well as any writer or artist ever has the simple joys of playing with language and imagery. (Poetry. 6-10)"
"A puffin loves stuffin' / Its bill full of fishes. / It fills it with seven / Or eight if it wishes. / It always finds dishes / Of fishes delicious. / A puffin loves stuffin' / Its bill full of fishes." Read full book review >

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PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >

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POEM DEPOT by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Overall, a thick collection of humorous verse that might have been funnier with thinner ambitions. (Poetry. 9-11)"
Gifted poet and illustrator Florian (Poem Runs: Baseball Poems, 2012, etc.) here presents a chunky collection of drawings and brief poems on a host of silly subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETREES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Readers and listeners will learn and laugh. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Trees receive a witty and informative rhyming appreciation. Read full book review >