Search Results: "Evan McHugh"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 6, 2007

"For those with a terrible thirst for foamy Hibernian whimsy."
A jolly journalist takes a junket from Down Under to the Emerald Isle in order to acquire a taste for the beverage he describes as "liquid coal." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN BLESSED by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Bowen builds tension with every page simply by making Evan and Bronwen (Evans to Betsy, 2001, etc.) so likable and resourceful that you pull for them all the way."
Detective Constable Evan Evans has no time for prenuptial jitters. He's just finished hauling his fiancée Bronwen's possessions up to their mountain cottage when a young hiker arrives claiming to have misplaced his girlfriend on the slopes of Snowden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN HELP US by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"An easy-to-take mix of literate style, charming hero, and quiet mayhem."
The Welsh village of Llanfair is abuzz with gossip about recent events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN CAN WAIT by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though Evan's superiors are as usual unimpressed, his coterie of fans will be pleased—and enlarged."
Back in the North Wales village of Llanfair, where nothing ever changes except for the dropping population count, bachelor constable Evan Evans (Evan and Elle, 2000, etc.) once again meets murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EVAN S. CONNELL by Evan S. Connell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A top collection. (First Serial to The New Yorker)"
From the prolific and accomplished Connell (Son of the Morning Star, Mrs. Bridge), a worthy compendium of 56 stories13 new, 14 previously uncollected, and 29 from three earlier collections: The Anatomy Lesson (1957), At the Crossroads (1965), and St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW EVAN BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER SECRETS by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An unconvincing second outing (after Raven Stole the Moon, 1998)."
Here's what happens when an epileptic rock musician tries his hand at single parenting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Real help, real comfort for those personally affected."
For siblings of those with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities, here is helpful advice, comfort, and the company of others who've been there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD by Laura McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"An accomplished literary thriller."
A teenager investigates a friend's murder and learns much more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARROWOOD by Laura McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Long on atmosphere, short on answers."
A troubled young woman returns home to Keokuk, Iowa, to reclaim a surprise inheritance and a tortured past in McHugh's second literary mystery (Weight of Blood, 2015). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENT FURY by Linda McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A little dab of these dirty doings will do it for ya."
A first novel of suspense that splits at the seams with murders, sleaze, beatings, fraud, and even a witch hunt. Read full book review >