Search Results: "J.F. Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW


"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEASHED by J.F. Phillips
Released: May 26, 2011

"Sustains enough momentum to satisfy mystery fans looking for a little literary escapism."
A straightforward murder mystery in the California surf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR PHILLIPS by John Lanchester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2000

"Lanchester's capable, knowledgeable, revelatory homage to Mrs. Woolf and Mr. Joyce (and even to Mr. Eliot's 'unreal city') is one of them."
Following up on his successful cookbook-cum-mystery (The Debt to Pleasure, 1996), Lanchester offers an end-of-the-century version of Mrs. Dalloway—with results as brilliantly captivating as Michael Cunningham's were in The Hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound now heard around the world."
A monumental biography of the larger-than-life loner who fought for the acceptance of black music and discovered an extraordinary group of poor, country-boy singers whose records would transform American popular culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A complete reference manual for building professionals at all experience levels."
Builder and first-time author McCarthy pours years of on-the-job experience and studies of architecture, engineering and business into this complete field guide for general contractors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRICKWEAVERS by J.F. Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A low-key but consistently interesting, against-the-grain fantasy, supported by sturdy world-building."
In the kingdom of Thujwa, exalted craftsmen build with elemental forces of energy—but there are those who would use this technique, "brickweaving," to create weapons of mass destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A fun, quick, informative read for both sellers and buyers."
A successful, 20-year veteran of the automobile industry offers advice on how to manage the perfect deal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

66 METRES by J.F. Kirwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2016

"A hearty mix of suspense, action, and a bit of espionage."
In this debut thriller, a Russian woman trying to save her sister races to retrieve a powerful device from its aquatic hiding spot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISAPPEARANCE by J.F. Freedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Freedman on an average day is usually better than most. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild selection)"
Routine by-the-numbers legal procedural by one of the better craftsmen of the genre. Read full book review >