Search Results: "Elizabeth Haynes"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DARKEST CORNER by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2012

"Effective, in an ugly sort of way."
In Haynes' debut, a woman is stalked by the former lover who nearly killed her. Read full book review >

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HUMAN REMAINS by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An artfully woven tapestry of stories that delves into what familial disapproval, social rejection, infidelity, abandonment, loneliness and lack of self-esteem can do to people."
British suspense novelist Haynes' latest asks the question: How well do we know our neighbors? Read full book review >

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DARK TIDE by Elizabeth Haynes
Released: March 12, 2013

"The story of a not very virtuous young woman whose secrets threaten to destroy others is well-told but ultimately a letdown."
In this follow-up novel to her 2012 debut, Into the Darkest Corner, British writer Haynes once again follows a woman navigating dangerous waters. Read full book review >

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TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. GENIUS by Marilee Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given its enduring themes, this novel from a small Catholic press has some potential for crossover appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Test results may prove that 12-year-old Gabriel Carpenter is St. Jude Middle School's only resident genius, but Mensa status sure doesn't seem to make life any easier. Read full book review >

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ICE COLD KILL by Dana Haynes
Released: March 26, 2013

"Enough intelligence agencies, bad guys and gruesome viruses for a month of nonstop massacres. When Haynes runs out of guns and knives to put in the hands of superheroine Daria (Breaking Point, 2011, etc.), he turns oxygen tanks into missiles for her to launch."
Daria Gibron, the former Israeli Shin Bet agent now operating as an one-woman destruction crew for the FBI, eludes every secret intelligence agency in the world but catches a recombinant RNA virus in the process. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT GUIDE TO MODERN LIFE by Natalie Haynes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Will have readers grabbing for the classics."
British comedienne and classics lover Haynes (The Great Escape, 2007) presents a wonderfully whimsical yet instructional view of Greco-Roman history. Read full book review >

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DEADLY DECEPTION by Betsy Haynes
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Heather's real grandparents is equally implausible. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The author of the Fabulous Five series returns to the mystery genre with the story of Ashlyn Brennan, 16, only child of wealthy Florida parents whose frequent absences have resulted in her attachment to understanding high school guidance counselor Mrs. Rothlis. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF PEARL by Melinda Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"What lingers are moments, sayings, and the marvelous descriptions of sights and sounds in Pearl."
Newcomer Haynes writes swaying, shaded sentences in a promising debut that nicely realizes the atmosphere of Pearl, Mississippi, in the 1950s but that lacks an emotional decisiveness able to justify its prodigious length. Read full book review >