Search Results: "Greg Iles"


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SLEEP NO MORE by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2002

"As one absurdist explanation follows another far-fetched plot twist, characters repeatedly tell each other to 'keep an open mind.' Readers so inclined might find a reward scattered here and there."
Wild and wooly-headed thriller in which a settled family man confronts his homicidal first love, who is herself dead and buried. Read full book review >

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TURNING ANGEL by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Lively scenes pop up here and there, but 500-plus pages will transmogrify most thrillers into a relentless march of predictable events."
Another parboiled offering from the poster boy of southern gothic thrillers (Blood Memory, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI BLOOD by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Faulkner meets John D. MacDonald, and that's all to the good. A boisterous, spills-and-chills entertainment from start to finish."
Delta whodunit master Iles (The Bone Tree, 2015, etc.) brings his politically charged, timely trilogy of Mississippi murder and mayhem to a thunderous close. Read full book review >

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NATCHEZ BURNING by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Iles is a master of regional literature, though he's dealing with universals here, one being our endless thirst to right wrongs. A memorable, harrowing tale."
A searing tale of racial hatreds and redemption in the modern South, courtesy of Southern storyteller extraordinaire Iles (The Devil's Punchbowl, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Fans will find that the pace has picked up a touch from the first volume—and that's a good thing. We'll need to wait for the next one before toting up the body count, but it's sure to be massive."
The second installment of his hard-boiled Natchez trilogy finds Iles' (Natchez Burning, 2014, etc.) hero Penn Cage on even swampier, and surely deadlier, ground than before.Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Just right for beach reading at Gulfport—or Tunica, for that matter: a whodunit that aspires to literature, albeit of the Southern Gothic variety."
A steamy, swampy tale of international nastiness by accomplished thriller writer Iles (True Evil, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLOOD MEMORY by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"It's clearly Cat's meow, and if you respond positively to her tempestuous carryings-on, then you'll probably forgive Iles (The Footprints of God, 2003, etc.) his unabashed quest for bestsellerdom."
A serial killer who puts the bite on victims is the villainous center of a long, long psychothriller, as southern Gothic as it gets. Read full book review >

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DEAD SLEEP by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2001

"A nice, sharply drawn plot that never goes slack and reaches a surprising conclusion in good time."
Another top-notch tale of suspense from Iles (24 Hours, 2000, etc.), who this time around finds the clues to a series of grisly murders in an art gallery. Read full book review >

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MORTAL FEAR by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"An overlong but relentlessly readable, by-the-numbers thriller whose up-to-the-minute technology will delight net surfers and Anne Rice fans. (Literary Guild selection)"
An exuberant if somewhat hokey computer age serial-killer- thriller combines voyeuristic sex, Internet technobabble, tedious brain research, and southern-fried soap opera with a high degree of stay-up-all-night suspense. Read full book review >

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THE FOOTPRINTS OF GOD by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

Wildly unbelievable tale of a sentient computer that—what else?—seizes control of the Internet, the world's military defense systems, and a medical ethicist. Read full book review >

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24 HOURS by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"The clever plot generates some heat, but veteran Iles's clunky prose ('Hickey's words cut to the bone, but something more terrible struck Will like a hammer'), hackneyed psychological 'insights,' and tedious medical details send this thriller into a tailspin."
A tepid thriller from bestselling Iles (The Quiet Game, 1999, etc.) in which an upscale family falls victim to a not-so-typical kidnapping masterminded by a psychopath with more than money on his mind. Read full book review >

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THE QUIET GAME by Greg Iles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Breezy, Grisham-style read that tweaks the conventions of southern gothic. (Author tour)"
Preposterous, but eminently suspenseful, legal procedural about a Mississippi river town's buried secrets, by the author of Mortal Fear (1996), etc. Penn Cage, once a Texas prosecutor, now an infinitely wealthy bestselling lawyer-novelist, can—t get over the recent cancer death of his wife, and is just a bit troubled about death threats from the brother of a demented white supremacist he put on death row. Read full book review >