Search Results: "Duane Swierczynski"


BOOK REVIEW

HELL & GONE by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Readers of this middle installment in Swierczynski's Charlie Hardie trilogy (Fun & Games, 2011) who suspend disbelief will be rewarded with nail-biting suspense, ample twists and a crackling narrative style."
A rugged ex-cop faces his greatest challenge ever as a tortured inmate. Read full book review >

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THE WHEELMAN by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Swierczynski's fiction debut is more style than substance, but oh, what style!"
An enigmatic getaway driver chases, and is chased by, cops and mobsters, both Russian and Italian. Read full book review >

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CANARY by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Inventive Swierczynski, author of the popular Charlie Hardie trilogy (Point and Shoot, 2013, etc.), breathes fresh life into a familiar plot with shifting perspectives, sly humor, puckish chapter titles and a crackerjack pace."
When police coerce a whip-smart college student into being a confidential informant, they get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Though this novel is dotted with fine details, its ambitious structure gets in the way of narrative momentum."
The murder of two policeman in mid-1960s Philadelphia has reverberations for successive generations of cops in Swierczynski's latest thriller (Canary, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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POINT AND SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Swierczynski's writing crackles with fresh attitude. But his plot may have jumped the shark this time, and readers unfamiliar with previous episodes could feel lost in the maelstrom."
Can the unkillable man make the epic journey from outer space to home in time to save his loved ones? Read full book review >

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THE BLONDE by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"Swierczynski's sophomore effort (The Wheelman, 2005) sometimes strains credibility but creates page-turning tension."
A hapless reporter runs afoul of a dangerous blonde with a story so bizarre that it just might be true. Read full book review >

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WIZARDS AT WAR by Diane Duane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1983, they still make tasty literary junk food. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The newest entry in the Young Wizards series is a reunion for the series' fans, though somewhat impenetrable to newcomers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It may be impossible to write a dull book about Civil War battles, and this one is certainly enjoyable—but it's history lite nonetheless."
Two Civil War victories by the Union make this date the most important July 4 in US history—quibblers should know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on Independence Day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >

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TO VISIT THE QUEEN by Diane Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"YA-ish and disappointing."
Cat fantasy, a sequel to The Book of Night with Moon (1997), wherein feline wizards keep magical transit gates functioning, prevent disasters and invasions, and generally tidy up, while humans go about their business in blissful ignorance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Duane wrestles poetry from the surf's chaos—wild and vital, supple and elegant. (Author tour)"
Duane (Lighting Out, 1994) is a surf hound, doubtless, but he explores a whole lot more than great green rooms of tubular water in this testament to an obsession. Read full book review >

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THE ACORN STORIES by Duane Simolke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Beautifully crafted stories with a true-to-life ring."
A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories. Read full book review >