Search Results: "Franklin Hook"


BOOK REVIEW

HOOK by C.J. Songer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1999

"Fans hooked by Meg's heady debut (Bait, 1998) will find her just as swaggering as ever, even in full flight, and just as determined to confound the genre's gender roles by being the manliest little shamus in Southern Cal."
For a woman who's slinky enough to slither into a sheath dress and masquerade as a call girl in order to serve Sylvia de la Pe§a's wife-beating husband with divorce papers as he sits in a Beverly Hills restaurant, Mary Margaret Gillis spends an awful lot of time proving her manhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Radical Islam: Never Subdued II by Franklin Hook
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vividly drawn history of the clash between the United States and the Barbary states."
A lively history—with fictional elements mixed in—of fledgling America's first clash with the Islamic world. Read full book review >

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PINKY by Franklin Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"This faithful, detailed expansion of a pilot's journal will make a worthwhile addition to the library of any World War II buff."
Hook (Desert Storm Diary, 2013, etc.) sifts through the pieces of a World War II ace pilot's life and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 6, 2011

"An often-forgotten conflict comes to life in this authentic account of heroism and atrocity, where the difference between rebel and patriot is which side of the line you stand on."
A history of a century-old war with frightening relevance to today's counterinsurgency campaigns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YANKEE GONE HOME by Franklin Hook
Released: March 24, 2017

"A sweeping and heartbreaking story of modern war and its personal costs."
A book examines a 20th-century American military campaign and one man who endured it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HOOK by Reggie Nadelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Big Apple navel-gazing at its glummest."
Marriage brings little joy to Artie Cohen, NYPD. He packs his new bride off to New Jersey while he searches the Brooklyn waterfront for an old friend's killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HOOK by Gabriel Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The protagonist is flawed, often self-hating, and yet deeply sympathetic in this accomplished first novel: a police procedural with heart."
Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner reacts violently to the dead body, and at first can't understand why. Read full book review >

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THE HOOK by Donald E. Westlake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2000

"The set-up borrows a bit from Strangers on a Train, but the insider's view of the writer's life and the publishing industry are Westlake at his most trenchant—and several of those failed Bryce plots sound suspiciously like the work of Robert Ludlum."
Since blockbuster novelist Bryce Proctorr is blocked and can't write a word, while midlist author Wayne Prentice can't find a publisher for his new book, since each of his titles has sold even less well than the one before, Bryce offers Wayne half of his million-plus advance if he can palm Wayne's finished manuscript off as his own—with a few changes, of course—and one small hook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAP HOOK by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2004

"A muffled, forgettable mystery highly recommended for golfers, golf widows and widowers, and everybody who's ever wondered what the fuss is about."
A dyslexic journeyman PGA golfer and sometime sleuth struggles to read greens and clues better than pages in this modest sequel to Cut Shot (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP HOOK by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Paranoia powered on Ludlumite. Time for fans to refuel."
Third in the Alan Craik naval intelligence series by a pseudonymous father/son team of retired naval intelligence officers, picking up where Peacemaker (2001) left off. Read full book review >