Search Results: "J.M. Hayes"


BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE GOTHIC by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The final secret, even zanier than anything that's gone before, makes you wonder if Oz is really so far from Kansas after all."
Now that Tommie Irons has finally succumbed to cancer, part-Cheyenne shaman Mad Dog, né Harvey Edward Maddox, has one last service to render his part-Choctaw friend: sneaking into Sunshine Towers and, with the staff's full cooperation, sneaking out with Tommie's body so that he can give it proper Native American internment high atop a tree. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT AND THE SKULL by J.M. Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Hayes, best known for his Mad Dog & Englishman series (English Lessons, 2011, etc.), draws on his expertise in archaeology and anthropology in this stand-alone. The mystery is slight, but the portrait of tribal life and the lyrical descriptions of an untouched land are worth the read."
The Earth Mother commands a Paleolithic Spirit Man to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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SERVER DOWN by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Best enjoyed by those addicted to cyberspace gaming and the uncanny intervention of wolves."
A tri-state, cyber-powered chase for an assassin. Read full book review >

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BROKEN HEARTLAND by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"What Hayes (Prairie Gothic, 2003, etc.) lacks in finesse he makes up in winning audacity."
Nothing but problems for Sheriff English and his hotwired brother. Read full book review >

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MAD DOG & ENGLISHMAN by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Hayes (The Grey Pilgrim, 1990), a gold-medal melodramatist, overloads his tale with crises, a conveniently stranded professor who explains Tsistsistas shamanism, and a sentimental wrap-up compounded of the purest mush."
Early one sultry morning in Buffalo Springs, Kansas, the Rev. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH LESSONS by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"The best of the three stories is Sheriff English's siege against his gun-toting neighbors; the other two are for fans of the first five installments only."
Christmas brings a startling assortment of violent surprises to Officer Heather English of the Sewa Tribal Police, her Cheyenne uncle and her father. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES by Ridley Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2004

"Breathlessly exciting stuff, though impossible to follow in any detail either as it's going down or after it's over."
A massive, long-dormant case of embezzlement bobs to the surface, spelling trouble for Seattle Lt. Lou Boldt (The Art of Deception, 2002, etc.) and his banker wife and nonstop suspense for their fans. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING OF RACHEL HAYES by Doug Allyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"Following his appearances in several of prolific Allyn's short stories (All Creatures Dark and Dangerous, 1999, etc.), Dave's debut novel is written with flair and abundant warmth."
A small-town vet investigates a century-old crime while coping with his messy personal life. Read full book review >

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J.M. COETZEE AND THE LIFE OF WRITING by David Attwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Recent work receives comparatively short shrift, but Attwell provides a solid foundation for a literary appreciation."
A literary biography illuminating the development of the Nobel Prize-winning author's work. Read full book review >

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THE DOG DAYS OF CHARLOTTE HAYES by Marlane Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Another fine effort, perhaps this entertaining read will serve to catch the attention of children everywhere living with too-easily neglected pets that have outgrown cute. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Following the excellent Me and the Pumpkin Queen (2007), Kennedy returns with another original novel for young readers. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF RABBIT HAYES by Anna McPartlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"By turns laugh-out-loud funny and weep-into-your-hanky heartbreaking, Rabbit's story is a powerful catharsis."
Her cancer is back, and all the love, humor, and stubbornness in the world won't save Rabbit Hayes this time. Read full book review >