Search Results: "Francis William Bessler"


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WILD FLOWERS by Francis William Bessler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 16, 2014

"Readers interested in a unique belief system will enjoy many of this author's musings."
Debut author Bessler offers a collection of essays and songs about life and religion. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"Packed with more potshots at the political right than an Air America highlight reel; readers fond of alliteration and interested in a fairly straightforward satire will find much to enjoy."
A zany political satire from debut author Wall. Read full book review >

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TRACES OF GREED by T.D. Bessler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2010

"Despite some plot holes and occasionally clunky prose, the book moves quickly and provides a great ride."
A bank executive gets more than he bargained for as he fights for his life, his reputation and his family in this timely financial thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

A lawyer argues that Americans do not know enough about how death sentences are carried out and that the way to learn about them is to let TV cameras into the execution chamber. Read full book review >

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THE LIAR’S DIARY by Patry Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Psychologically interesting, but weakened by melodrama."
The unlikely friendship between a small-town school secretary and a flamboyant teacher proves deadly in this psychological murder mystery. Read full book review >

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BOLT by Dick Francis
Released: March 1, 1987

"Still, it's all blandly readable—and that may be enough, along with the racecourse background, for loyal fans."
Kit Fielding, the rather colorless jockey-hero of Francis' last novel, Break In, returns—in a limp sequel that features a cardboard super-villain, no mystery whatsoever, and only sporadic flickers of genuine action-excitement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

It's exactly 40 years since Watson and Crick published their landmark double-helix papers in Nature, setting biology on a revolutionary course. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2002

"Full canvas as the blood flies."
Fourth or fifth "Return to Treasure Island" novel striving to re-create Stevenson's breezy blood-and-thunder in a new course on the old chart—and tempting the reader with leftover loot still awaiting its return to civilization. Read full book review >

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IN THE FRAME by Dick Francis
Released: March 30, 1977

"Francis stays on top because he remembers to touch bottom."
The horses age painted ones this time, but stop worrying. Read full book review >

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FORFEIT by Dick Francis
Released: Feb. 26, 1968

"And then there's the dusky beauty Gail who loves him, betrays him, in this multi-gaited thriller."
Reporter James Tyrone takes on an additional assignment in order to cover the expenses that help support his invalid wife. Read full book review >

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SECOND WIND by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

"Urgent questions, all of them, answered with of all Francis's usual unobtrusive technical mastery—even if fans looking for the thrills he more often provides think the action here trails off long before the finish line."
Francis celebrates his 40th horses-plus suspenser by taking his hero on a vacation in the Caribbean—into the eye of a hurricane that will lead him to still deeper mysteries. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE DAWN by Francis Ray
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"The story moves forward, but the journey is uninspired."
Samantha Collins is shocked when her grandfather leaves her his auto turbocharger empire; even worse, he expects her to get Collins Industries back on track with Dillon Montgomery, the man she's secretly loved since she was 13. Read full book review >