Search Results: "Ethan Black"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD FOR LIFE by Ethan Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2003

"Mindless, empty fun."
Contrived, occasionally ludicrous beat-the-clock psychokiller tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE DEAD WERE STRANGERS by Ethan Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"If Black doesn't exactly shine as a stylist, or Voort (Irresistible, 2000, etc.) as detective, lover, or avenger, their greased-lightning adventures will keep you guessing and turning pages long into the night. "
What starts off as a List of Adrian Messenger retread ends up as a helter-skelter race against terrorists and antiterrorists alike in the third and best of Black's overscaled, overheated thrillers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT HELL’S GATE by Ethan Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"You won't be bored, but it runs on empty."
Fast but flimsy tale about "the richest cops in the NYPD" getting wrong-footed by sunken gold. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB by Ethan Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 1999

"Stand back and watch it take off. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild/Doubleday book club selections)"
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a pumped-up, deeply silly thriller that shows that woman hath no fury like a man scorned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONTEST by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A giggle-inducing romp about making mud while the sun shines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Scribbles and Ink fumble a contest entry, with amusing results. Read full book review >

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PIG HAS A PLAN by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Proving even pooped piggies are ready to party, this will make children want to join in. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A noisy barnyard is no place for a nap! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMELIA by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2011

"Readers might remark that Chamelia's immediate willingness to step out of the spotlight seems out of character, but then again, she is one unique lizard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A headstrong little chameleon enjoys bucking the crowd until she learns moderation. Read full book review >

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FRIGHT CLUB by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Long ably proves that 'when it comes to scaring, the more the merrier.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
The members of Fright Club are in for a surprise when a crew of cuddly critters wants to join and participate in Operation Kiddie Scare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WING WING BROTHERS CARNIVAL DE MATH by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Ultimately, this lacks the solid and seamless math practice of the first; it's just some math annoyingly mixed with a few kinda-funny jokes. (Math picture book. 4-8)"
The first, fabulous vaudevillian math escapades of the Wing Wing Brothers (The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular, 2012) give way to this lackluster second adventure at a carnival, with the action divided into three amusements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP KISSING ME! by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fans of Mo Willems's pigeon tales will find themselves in familiar territory. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A fervent pre-recorded smooch activated by the press of a button forms the interactive component in this romantic comedy for the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MS. SPELL by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers may be on the fence as to whether or not to wish for a teacher like Ms. Spell, but regardless, this may boost t-h-e-i-r spelling grades. (Picture book. 7-10) "
Step aside Ms. Frizzle. The pink-haired Ms. Spell has spelling to teach, and unlike her science-teaching peer, her lessons aren't particularly calm or disaster-free. Read full book review >