Search Results: "Howard Swindle"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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LEGENDS by Howard Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A terrific gathering of heroic hacks and legendary near misses, ideal as a companion for systematic histories such as Lawrence Ritter's ripe-for-updating Story of Baseball (3rd edition, 1999). (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A sports fan's delight: historical highlights (and lowlights), tributes to great players and lots of "Top Ten" lists ripe for vigorous second guessing. Read full book review >

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SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"More Tim Burton than Lewis Carroll, a sensuous version of Alice's adventures for the Hot Topic crowd. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
An Alice returns through the rabbit hole in this cinematic if oversaturated goth-punk retelling of Alice in Wonderland. Read full book review >

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THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS by J.J. Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"For any reader who ever has felt like running away to join the circus. (Fiction. 12-18)"
After high school senior Lexi's dad dies, she's forced to head for Florida, where her long-absent mother might be working for a circus. Read full book review >