Search Results: "Elizabeth Darrell"


BOOK REVIEW

RUSSIAN ROULETTE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Whodunit? Who cares?"
Darrell (We Will Remember, 1996, etc.) swaps her usual historical fiction for a tedious military mystery spiced with bad sex scenes. Read full book review >

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CONCERTO by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"Old hat, but this stuff still has a devoted, albeit small, readership."
Especially for those late-night movie addicts who happily snuffle at WW II romances in which English men and women soldier on while grabbing at brief, heated hours of Love in the midst of War. Read full book review >

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DUTCH COURAGE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Rydal's fourth adventure serves up a tastier blend of family drama and military sleuthing than you'd likely find in the Mess. With all that infighting and backstabbing, it's a wonder the troops have any time left for the enemy."
Harassment and assault take their toll on a British army base in Germany as the Special Investigation Branch's Max Rydal (Czech Mate, 2007, etc.) struggles for control. Read full book review >

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SPANISH INQUISITION by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable but run-of-the-mill military procedural."
A military police officer is the prime suspect in an assault. Read full book review >

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FRENCH LEAVE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Domestic complications trump criminal complaints, which are weakened by an inconsistency you could drive a personnel carrier through."
Max Rydal and Tom Black (Dutch Courage, 2008, etc.) investigate the disappearance of a singularly unpopular soldier. Read full book review >

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CZECH MATE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Less sex and more mystery lift the second of Darrell's police procedurals with a military twist above her debut."
A picture-perfect pre-Christmas Germany brings no joy to military policeman Max Rydal and his team. Read full book review >

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WE WILL REMEMBER by Elizabeth Darrell
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A well-researched, unusually intense—and seldom told—story of life after war."
With her usual sensitivity, clarity, and quiet dignity, Darrell (Concerto, 1994, etc.), who also writes as Emma Drummond, turns her unstinting—if romantically inclined—eye on three post- WW II lives. Read full book review >

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SCOTCH MIST by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Less fun than an hour-long bagpipe recital, and no more serious competition to Lee Childs' military police stories than Indian Summer (2011) or its ilk."
What else would you expect on Guy Fawkes Day but an explosion? Read full book review >

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OUR SECRET'S OUT by Darrell Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Spencer's a talented writer who can snap his fingers and go, but here there are too many forced epiphanies—as though stories try to claim territory that's been looked at and passed over but not explored."
Spencer (A Woman Packing a Pistol, 1987—not reviewed) cops a high-flying attitude in the 12 stories collected here—all about various odd ducks or blue-collar types, most of whom live in Las Vegas, Utah, and Nevada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2013

"Relatively sound advice for the lovelorn, energetically and economically packaged."
Pithy analogies punctuate this largely sober self-improvement missive that aims to help men and women in the dating world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2015

"A bellicose diagnosis of everything that's wrong with America."
A debut political polemic bemoans the downfall of the United States. Read full book review >