Search Results: "Howard Swindle"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Virtuoso, enthrallingly authentic portrayal of a pocket of the contemporary Deep South. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Powerfully rendered story of the reign of terror and downfall of a sadistic southern police chief; by the assistant managing editor for the Dallas Morning News. Read full book review >

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JITTER JOINT by Howard Swindle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1999

"While there's not much here to quicken a pulse, there's certainly nothing to heighten a blush."
Jeb Quinlin is a homicide detective, maybe the best one in the Dallas PD. Read full book review >

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TRESPASSES by Howard Swindle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"A remarkable insight into the minds of rape victims, and a brave attempt to study the darker recesses of violence and human sexuality."
Swindle, a Dallas Morning News editor, investigates the five- year rampage of the Ski Mask Rapist, a Dallas man still convinced that many of his attacks were seductions. Read full book review >

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DOIN’ DIRTY by Howard Swindle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A standard-issue payback plot, but, still, entertaining enough to land in the upper quadrant."
Not far from Dallas is the tiny town of Comanche Gap (pop. 3000), the deceptively quiet hub of Sul Rosa county. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Written in a no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts style, this volume is best suited to those who have some grounding in Jewish history. (timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 13+)"
A history of the founding of the State of Israel through inspiring profiles of three of its most important founders. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF COURAGE by Ellen Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Zina regains her voice and Bertrand loses his fear, but they never clearly realize just why they've been sent away, and readers expecting them to reach safety will find the conclusion precipitate. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A dry, disappointing story of two children fleeing Nazi-occupied France. Read full book review >

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THE OUROBOROS by Howard Coale
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

Here's a story of erotic obsession that is also a textbook example of the first-novel-as-narrator's-attempt-at-self-definition. Read full book review >

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THE TOWER ROOM by Ellen Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"It doesn't quite ring true that the other girl knows about the abortion, or that Aunt Olive doesn't know of the second entrance into the tower; but those are small flaws in an unusually engaging story with a real heartwarmer of a conclusion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After her mother's death in 1953, fifth-grader Mary Brooke comes to share the family home with Aunt Olive, who's been living there alone. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN CROWN  by Eva Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Fans of the first book will likely be pleased, but it doesn't invite new readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Outlaw Elinor Dray and the League of Archers are back (League of Archers, 2016). Read full book review >