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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ELSINORE CANYON by J.M.
Released: Dec. 28, 2013

"An imperfect YA adaptation of a classic but a striking one nonetheless."
A debut novel that offers a modern, young-adult retelling of Hamlet with a female stand-in for Shakespeare's title character. Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAGON by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Freed captives become new friends, teaching this fellow that there are many different kinds of dragons. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Fred learns how to be true to himself and still be a dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY ANNA AND THE FINDERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A pleasant story, a feisty heroine, and a good read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lucy Anna fills her backpack with an apple, nine pine cones, a few whirligigs, and some nuts and ventures out into the forest to retrieve her stolen little red horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENNY AND PENNY IN LOST AND FOUND by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"These sweet sibs show no signs of growing old—thank goodness. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
Gently bickering mouse siblings Benny and Penny have another backyard adventure, this time when they search for Benny's lost pirate hat. Read full book review >