Search Results: "Fiona Tierney"


BOOK REVIEW

LION’S LUNCH?  by Fiona Tierney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Chamberlain's comfortably jazzy art seeks to subdue the action rather than to surprise, nicely complementing the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This British import pits a spunky artist against a feline philistine with mixed results. Read full book review >

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GOOD TO THE LAST KISS by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Every year the genre has its Goliaths, bigger and better ballyhooed than this modest entry. Come Edgar time, however, Tierney's well-written, tidily plotted, character-driven David of a book deserves to be remembered."
Tierney (Bullet Beach, 2011, etc.) serves up a dark, twisty little gem in which a pair of embittered detectives and a not-quite-dead victim combine irresistibly. Read full book review >

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KILLING FROST by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2015

"Deets winds up the case in routine but satisfying fashion. The real prize here is the tone, which Tierney keeps expertly hovering between compassionate valediction and civic outrage."
Tierney celebrates the 25th anniversary of Indianapolis shamus Deets Shanahan's debut with an autumnal 11th case whose subject is its biggest mystery. Read full book review >

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ECLIPSE OF THE HEART by Ronald Tierney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"MacGuffin-hunting, and now and then dips into bathos, but his writerly skills are also evident."
Melancholy derring-do introducing celibate-homosexual Zachary Grayson, a stodgy, middle-aged San Francisco food writer, whose life is turned upside down when he's befriended by the companionable Manny, who suggests he accompany him to Puerto Vallarta. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ORANGES by Kathleen Tierney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Sly, sardonically nasty and amusingly clever."
First of a wisecracking supernatural horror series, from an author who's better known as Caitlín R. Kiernan (The Drowning Girl, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CONCRETE PILLOW by Ronald Tierney
Released: April 19, 1995

"Despite all the action, though, geriatric poster-child Shanahan—now in a fourth outing—doesn't seem feeble, just understandably world-weary."
Nobody in Luke Lindstrom's family wants him to hire aging Indianapolis p.i. Read full book review >

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RED DELICIOUS by Kathleen Tierney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Another defiantly over-the-top yarn that breaks every rule in the book, mostly with advance warning, and succeeds by being even more flagrantly disgraceful than its predecessor."
Another wisecracking supernatural horror yarn (Blood Oranges, 2013) expressed in what used to be known as splatterpunk mode. Read full book review >

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THE STEEL WEB by Ronald Tierney
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Who better than Deets?"
A new adventure for Indianapolis old-timer Deets Shanahan (The Stone Veil, 1989), the antithesis of trendy, who now sets out to prove that street-punks Leo and Billy did not bayonet to death Sam Puckett, a cop working undercover on a cocaine bust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Entertaining, but it could've added up to more."
An absorbing but diffuse narrative by an American reporter questing to penetrate the rainforest world of Brazil's nomadic gold miners, or garimpeiros. Read full book review >

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BLOODY PALMS by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Another solid performance from a savvy writer who knows that the best way to plug plot holes is with engaging characters."
At 71, Deets Shanahan (Asphalt Moon, 2007, etc.) might be ready to pack it in. But that's easier said than done. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WAY TO LOSE A WAR by Dominic Tierney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tierney is clearly not optimistic about real change in the near future, but his useful book's coda offers some interesting long-term strategies to avoid endless war in the future."
A manifesto that offers alternative stratagems to waging war in a changing geopolitical landscape. Read full book review >

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NICKEL-PLATED SOUL by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"It's nice to see Deets still in there pitching, even if this case, which spends too much time among closemouthed nonentities before delivering its climactic surprise, isn't his finest hour."
What's the first thing you'd do after 35 years in stir? Hire somebody to prove you're innocent, of course. Read full book review >