Search Results: "Hillary Bell Locke"


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JAIL COACH by Hillary Bell Locke
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The latest from Locke (But Remember Their Names, 2011) still has zippy characters but sometimes takes a preachy turn that can be heavy-handed."
An insurance employee gets stuck guaranteeing the behavior of a Hollywood big shot. Read full book review >

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COLLAR ROBBER by Hillary Bell Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"Locke, who's too clever for her own good, would have done better to unfold a more straightforward plot than to concentrate on nudging the reader with needlessly highbrow references. Readers enticed by Locke's title should prepare for some confusion."
An insurance loss specialist and a lawyer work opposite sides of a case of potential art fraud, bringing danger into both of their lives. Read full book review >

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BUT REMEMBER THEIR NAMES by Hillary Bell Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Though she unleashes a few zingers, Locke's highbrow attitude puts a damper on a mystery that readers will solve long before her overeducated heroine."
Stuck-in-small-town lawyer makes the best of her time by investigating a murder. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW GIRL by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A cathartic revenge fantasy of rape recovery, Quentin Tarantino-style, weakened by the stereotype-laden depiction of Romani people. (Fantasy/horror. 14-17)"
A Welsh Romani girl faces appalling violence and responds with magic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Narrow in scope, uninteresting in execution."
Dispatches from the frontal lobe of a Web consultant: collection of personal essays originally published and distributed online. Read full book review >

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BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Locke, having stockpiled an acclaimed array of crime novels (Pleasantville, 2015, etc.), deserves a career breakthrough for this deftly plotted whodunit whose writing pulses throughout with a raw, blues-inflected lyricism."
What appears at first to be a double hate crime in a tiny Texas town turns out to be much more complicated—and more painful—than it seems. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF LIKES by Hillary Homzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Timely fun for phone-addicted middle schoolers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
How can a middle school girl survive without her phone? Read full book review >

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GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON  by Katherine Locke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-18)"
The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor finds herself transported back in time to East Berlin circa 1988 in this time-travel mystery debut. Read full book review >

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BLACK WATER RISING by Attica Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Locke expertly etches a portrait of her anxiety-ridden protagonist, and she animates the complex plot with the assurance of a practiced screenwriter (she's currently working on an HBO series about civil rights)."
A debut thriller about an African-American lawyer with some difficult clients and a radical past. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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