Search Results: "Ian Hamilton"


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THE RED POLE OF MACAU by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Hamilton (The Disciple of Las Vegas, 2013, etc.) delivers colorful snapshots of Hong Kong and Macau, a well-paced plot, and a smart and capable heroine who'll make you see accounting in a whole new light."
A forensic accountant proves once again that a cool head, a steady nerve and a thorough training in martial arts can shift the balance in an uneven fight. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF 20TH CENTURY ESSAYS by Ian Hamilton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A welcome anthology, to be kept near at hand and cracked open whenever time permits."
A collection of English-language essays from over the last century, assembled by Hamilton (Walking Possession, 1996, etc.) with an eye for urgency and import. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Hamilton's half-page foreword insufficiently introduces these writings: One wants background, grounding, some element to link such disparate topics into a unified body of work."
Hamilton's book reviews and ``literary articles'' cover a broad span of time and a wide range of interesting and uninteresting subjects. Read full book review >

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THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Swashbuckling Ava who, like Modesty Blaise, seems best suited to comic-book action, is slated for a second appearance. Unless superheroines on caffeine are your dish, you can safely give Ava a miss."
The debut of a lesbian forensic accountant with Bruce Lee skills and a much-stamped passport. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"As a commentary on literary mortality, and on biography and trumpery, this is book is a treasure."
A surprisingly original study of the literary estates of many famed writers, and a look at the tangled relationship between estate management and biography. Read full book review >

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THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Once she does, buyer beware this elegantly ruthless debt collector."
A prequel to the Ava Lee series takes the jet-setting accountant into foreign lands and considerable danger. Read full book review >

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THE WILD BEASTS OF WUHAN by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2013

"The fast pace and powerful protagonist add thrills to what might otherwise seem a low-stakes story—though the rampant product placement and morally questionable wrap-up will make this second installment in the series the last for some readers."
A strong heroine is challenged to discover the details of an intercontinental art scheme. Read full book review >

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THE BIG FIB by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, story. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fib made right paves the way to intergenerational friendship. Read full book review >

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THE IRE OF IRON CLAW by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"The swift pace, quirky humor, and general steampunkery should hold the interest of readers—especially the mechanically and electronically inclined. (Steampunk. 9-12)"
In series opener The Mesmer Menace (2014), the Kennewickett clan foiled the world-conquering plans of the evil pigeon Iron Claw and mesmerizing magician Madini, but recent acts of sabotage at the Automated Inn suggest the dastardly duo have returned to commit more mayhem. Read full book review >

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IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

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THE TICK-TOCK MAN by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The strongest volume yet in an enjoyable series that keeps getting better. (author's note) (Steampunk. 9-12)"
"Generations of Kennewicketts have excelled at blowing things up." Read full book review >

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BUT! by Tim Hamilton
by Tim Hamilton, illustrated by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"The premise promises more than the delivery, BUT…there's no denying that this tale of pirate foolishness is great good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An impromptu piratical birthday bash is saved at the last minute thanks to quick thinking and ample ugly footwear. Read full book review >