Search Results: "J.D. Davies"


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GENTLEMAN CAPTAIN by J.D. Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2010

"A delightful tale."
A sprightly fictionalized account of the fatal cleft in loyalties among seamen following Charles II's restoration in 1660. Read full book review >

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THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD by J.D. Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"A naval adventure that goes well beyond the usual outlines of the genre to paint a lively portrait of England in the 1600s."
Matthew Quinton, the appealing title hero of Davies' Gentleman Captain (2010), returns in this 17th-century seafaring saga on a royal assignment to find a long-rumored mountain of gold in North Africa. Read full book review >

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CROWN OF THREE by J.D. Blackthorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A promising story that fails to deliver. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Three new stars in the sky foretell triplets who will overthrow the evil King Brutan, end strife in Toronia, and rule together in peace. Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 1991

"Brown didn't dig far enough; for a far more penetrative look at modern China see, for example, Paul Theroux's Riding the Iron Rooster (1988)."
Colorless recounting of the author's experiences as a teacher of English at the Medical College in Xi'an, China, and of a couple of subsequent visits to the People's Republic. Read full book review >

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SAFE AND SOUND by J.D. Rhoades
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2007

"Nothing new, but the slam-bang action is unrelenting, and that sound you hear is the rustle of pages turning."
Bounty hunter Jack Keller (Good Day in Hell, 2006, etc.) returns to hunt a murderer who's also hunting him. Read full book review >

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DELUSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The detection is uninspired and a bit of a slog. As so often in this bestselling series, the high point is the police interrogation of the perp—this time by a corps of five strong women who unite to bamboozle him in a most satisfying way."
The latest quarry of Lt. Eve Dallas is the homegrown terrorist who masterminded a pair of unfathomable attacks that left 127 citizens dead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2005

"Frequently riveting, occasionally long-winded. Well worth your time, but read fast: it has the unwritten expiration date of a Wired article on tech trends."
Sprawling account of the battle between corporations and creative individuals over what constitutes the proper use of digital media. Read full book review >

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Soldier On by J.D. Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2015

"A knowing service-drama/romance that's neither an armed forces recruiting tool nor a trendy political broadside."
In this debut novel, a young heroine on an American Air Force base in Afghanistan confronts a minefield of interpersonal relationships. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAY IN HELL by J.D. Rhoades
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 28, 2006

"Violent and occasionally melodramatic, but never dull."
Bounty hunter Jack Keller (The Devil's Right Hand, 2004) is back for a second stab at catching killers only a tad more homicidal than he is. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"More futuristic tech than usual but little suspense, less mystery and a generic culprit. Even Eve's final confrontation with her prey, normally a strength of this venerable series, is a letdown. Happy New Year."
Lt. Eve Dallas celebrates the final week of 2060 and her own 40th appearance (Concealed in Death, 2014, etc.) by matching wits with a killer who wants to be her friend in the worst way.Read full book review >