Search Results: "Henry Kisor"


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TRACKING THE BEAST by Henry Kisor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"In this fifth Martinez procedural (Hang Fire, 2013, etc.), Kisor's measured yet relaxed style is a very good match for the multidimensional case."
Sheriff Steve Martinez of Michigan's Upper Peninsula tackles a complex case that involves a cluster of competing law enforcement groups plus some mobsters from Detroit. Read full book review >

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HANG FIRE by Henry Kisor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2013

"A confident and engaging whodunit. Kisor's prose is as refreshingly clean and balanced as the hero's investigative style."
Implacable Sheriff Steve Martinez (Cache of Corpses, 2007, etc.) investigates a series of musket murders. Go figure. Read full book review >

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SEASON’S REVENGE by Henry Kisor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Kisor (Flight of the Gin Fizz, 1997, etc.) effectively evokes his setting and the attractive pace of life there, though sometimes at the expense of tension in his plot."
An Upper Peninsula deputy juggles a handful of small-town cases and unravels a modest mystery. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF THE GIN FIZZ by Henry Kisor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"A relaxing armchair entertainment, and an empowering tale for readers who face any kind of physical deficit. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A deaf editor-writer learns to fly and pilots a Cessna cross- country in a nostalgic search for self and the grass-roots camaraderie that he says is waning in society but still survives in general aviation. Read full book review >

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CACHE OF CORPSES by Henry Kisor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"The subplots in Steve's third case (A Venture into Murder, 2005, etc.) are forgettable, but the central mystery is inspired, and Kisor's prose remains at a high level."
Who's salting Michigan's Upper Peninsula with dead bodies? Read full book review >

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A VENTURE INTO MURDER by Henry Kisor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Chicago Sun-Times books editor Kisor's second Martinez mystery (Season's Revenge, 2003) has the same strengths and weaknesses as the first: strong characters, warm, confident prose and a rambling plot."
Upper Peninsula lawman Steve Martinez solves murders rooted in an old local secret. Read full book review >

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ZEPHYR by Henry Kisor
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Presented as a microcosm in the tradition of Ship of Fools, this seems, rather, a petty and misogynistic take on the worthless passengers riding a great train served by a caring and conscientious crew."
Kisor (What's That Pig Outdoors?, 1990) records his adventures on the California Zephyr, the legendary transcontinental train from Chicago to L.A. Kisor loves the train, the crew, the chefs, the porters, and the lore of the train that ranges from an odd sexual encounter in the baggage car to the effect of altitude on Alzheimer's, from train crashes and criminals to the history of dining cars. Read full book review >

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HENRY FORD by Vincent Curcio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"An evenhanded study by an author determined to cover all the bases."
A nuts-and-bolts biography of the great American visionary portrays a character of enormous contrasts. Read full book review >

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JUST HENRY by Michelle Magorian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Clearly drawn heroes and villains, a wildly engaging cast of young people and older ones and all sorts of fascinating bits about movies, cameras, music and life in postwar England all make up this sparkling tale. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
Henry lives with his mother, stepfather, Gran and little sister. Read full book review >

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JOHN HENRY by Julius Lester
adapted by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Amen. (Folklore/Picture book. All ages)"
Onto the page bounds the colossus John Henry, man of legend, man of myth (though the preface keeps things off balance on that point). Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"A fine, absorbing biography that does justice to its great subject. (Photos—not seen.)"
From Remini (History/Chicago; The Life of Andrew Jackson, 1988, etc.)—a definitive, magisterial biography of the great statesman who dominated the public life of the early American republic but who could never attain its highest office. Read full book review >

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HENRY HUGGINS by Louis Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1950

"A collection of light, gay episodes, sure to please."
Enchanting small-boy adventures — a grammar school Odyssey. Read full book review >