Search Results: "Fred Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPITAL QUEERS by Fred Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"The one thing this gossamer mälange of sinister Orientals, State Department panjandrums, gay-rights activists, and quips more game than scintillating won't remind you of at any point is real life."
Whoever spilled Mason LaPere's blood, reflects his friend Alex Reynolds, either didn't know Mason was HIV-positive or wasn't afraid of AIDS. Read full book review >

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RANSOM FOR A HOLIDAY by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 1997

"As quietly warming as a Christmas breakfast."
Two years after the Yuletide murder of her brother Nathan closed Hawthorne House, her bed-and-breakfast outside upstate LeFavre, Michigan, Sara Bartlett is ready to reopen. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMY’S RANSOM by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2002

"Charters series (Ransom at the Opera, 2000, etc.): none of the characters evokes interest, and the tired, lackluster prose reads like a textbook."
Ruthless industrialist Louie Dolores unleashes a storm of controversy when he sponsors an exhibit of sacred ancient mummies in his corporate headquarters, Chicago's Dolores Tower. Read full book review >

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NATIONAL NANCYS by Fred Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"It's hard to remain politically neutral when you know as many dykes as we do," says Alex Reynolds. Read full book review >

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RANSOM AT SEA by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"A crisp, traditional whodunit with amusing character portraits and a satisfying finale."
A Great Lakes cruise seems the perfect summer getaway for sleuthing Chicago spinster Emily Charters, who hopes it might also soothe the grief of her young friend Lynn Francis, whose longtime lesbian lover has recently died. Read full book review >

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RANSOM AT THE OPERA by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Mildly bitchy theatrical backbiting and discreet homosexual pairings, all as unthreatening to the nervous system as a bedtime story."
The seventh attempt (Ransom Unpaid, 1999, etc.) to recivilize Chicago begins with sweet-as-elderberry-wine Emily Charters witnessing the death of the tenor in the spanking new Sheridan Center's premiere production of Carmen. Read full book review >

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GOVERNMENT GAY by Fred Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1997

"All that's missing from this sprightly update is laughs, danger, thrills, and paranoia more than an inch deep."
Stopping at a gay bar on the way home to his husband Peter Livesay, freelance commercial artist Alex Reynolds offers a cigarette to the stranger who's just given him a light—and the next thing you know he and his partner are getting threatened with death and worse by foreign hooligans convinced that the stranger passed Alex a matchbook they really want back. Read full book review >

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PRESENCE OF MIND by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Maybe Jeremy and Emily's promised next outing will be better balanced: after all, you can't kill the whole house in every book."
Only six people were in the audience for the Pennington Players' final performance of Love's Labour's Lost, but it's six too many for whoever has started to kill them off. Read full book review >

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RANSOM UNPAID by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

Ransom Unpaid ($22.95; Nov.; 224 pp.; 0-312-24233-6) Abigail Pearson still misses her long-missing husband Phillip, but not so much that she welcomes his return in spectral form. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN ASYLUM by Fred Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"It's too bad for Peter, though, that this year's script gives him nothing to do except have frequent sex with Alex."
Alex Reynolds has now done so many errands for the CIA (National Nancys, 2000, etc.) that he's cut back his practice as a commercial artist to exactly one client. Read full book review >