Search Results: "Ed Kovacs"


BOOK REVIEW

STORM DAMAGE by Ed Kovacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Mired in a laboriously authentic voice, Kovacs's return (Unseen Forces, 2004) is a slow starter that gains momentum in spite of its adherence to formula."
A New Orleans crime drama plays it by the book. Read full book review >

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THE RUSSIAN BRIDE by Ed Kovacs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Outside his familiar turf of New Orleans (Burnt Black, 2013, etc.), Kovacs focuses less on local history and more on quick, entertaining action. If he fails to develop very complex characters, that's a tradeoff for introducing so many specialists in what's clearly intended as the first of a series."
An elite military officer has to work his way through the Russian crime scene to rescue his sister and figure out how he fits into the larger scheme. Read full book review >

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GOOD JUNK by Ed Kovacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"With so many twists and turns, even the most devoted noir fans may wish they had a map. But it's well worth trying to find the way."
More hangs in the balance than he imagines when a private eye signs on to help a police friend solve her latest case. Read full book review >

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BURNT BLACK by Ed Kovacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"The vibrant description of occult doings mixes well with the movements of the earthbound characters, making this Cliff and Honey's best outing to date."
A detective must use street sense to suss out the murderer in a secretive occult group even though he lacks the wit to turn his on-the-job friendship into romance. Read full book review >

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BREWSTER'S COURAGE by Deborah Kovacs
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 1992

"Kovacs does her best to capture the verve of zydeco—she even quotes some lyrics—but the book almost demands a recording as accompaniment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Propelled by his obsession with Cajun zydeco music, Brewster the ferret rides his bike from South Dakota to the Moustafaya Swamp in the Louisiana bayous. Read full book review >

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SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY NIGHT, LITTLE GREEN MONSTER by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Does the original monster need tweaking? Maybe not, but it's nice to see him have a little companionship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sibling for a modern childhood classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK NOW by Ed Briant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Briant's bright palette and storyboarding expertise produce kid-pleasing results wry enough to elicit adult chuckles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Minor greed, outsized imaginations and a couple of boys collide in almost wordless sequential panels suggestive of James Stevenson, Jon Agee and Mad magazine. Read full book review >

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BANANA! by Ed Vere
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

Using only the words "banana" and "please," Vere tells a story about two monkeys and one coveted fruit. Read full book review >

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SCOOT ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Ed Boxall
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Readers almost see and feel the wind whirl and whip Scoot across the pages of this fast-paced yet reassuring story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The perennial home/away/from/home theme takes a canine twist in this blustery tale of best friends separated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE BEACH by Ed Briant
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"It's too bad that for most of the story, this means a driver's license and a vehicle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A perfect summer day at the beach includes swimming, gazing at the fish, taking photos, building sandcastles—and two and a half hours in the car! Read full book review >