Search Results: "J.P. Brewner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRIFECTA by J.P. Brewner
Released: May 5, 2013

"A rollicking superhero adventure that, much like its protagonist, shows promise but lacks polish."
Brewner's debut YA superhero adventure mixes high-octane antics with shadowy, sinister conspiracies. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE DIVIDE by J.P. Kenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"An engaging family tale set during one of the most critical periods in American history."
The second historical novel in Kenna's series (Cinders Over the Junction,2011) about hardworking families affected by the economic and social transformations of their times. Read full book review >

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EVERY BOAT TURNS SOUTH by J.P.  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"White rings some compelling changes in a convoluted tale that leads to Matt's redemption."
Boy meets boat; boy meets girl; boy meets another girl; boy meets cocaine; boy loses boat—it's complicated… Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN DARK by J.P. Smythe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"In the end, this is just another in the overflowing 'violently plucky heroine' sci-fi genre, an amiable though not particularly interesting book. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A British import with dystopian-blockbuster ambitions. Read full book review >

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BREATHLESS by J.P. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Less modish, more tremulous, and more deeply felt than Smith's earlier enigmas."
Smith's last two novels (The Blue Hour, 1989, and The Discovery of Light, 1992) presented fashionable men who had to deal with their wives' abrupt departure or death; this time, it's a woman whose life is turned inside out by her husband's sordid killing. Read full book review >

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WRONG INFORMATION IS BEING GIVEN OUT AT PRINCETON by J.P. Donleavy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The old dog is showing signs of age, but his friends will always be glad he's dropped in to say hello—even if their children find him a trifle unkempt and creepy."
What does a nice Yank lad from the Bronx find in his heart to write about, long years after he's hightailed it to Dublin and set himself up as a full-time Paddy? Read full book review >

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THE WRONG GUN by J.P. Hailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Relax and enjoy—but don't bother following the gun; you might as well try winning at three-card monte."
When big, dumb gun-collector Russ Timberlaine comes to Steve Winslow (The Naked Typist, 1990, etc.) fearing that the .45 once owned by historic gunslinger Pistol Pete—and that's now been stolen from him—will be used to commit a crime, Steve hatches what seems like a bright idea: In addition to running a ballistic test on the fake revolver that's been substituted for the real thing, he'll buy a third .45 and return it to Timberlaine without telling him of the switch. Read full book review >

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THE ANONYMOUS CLIENT by J.P. Hailey
Released: April 28, 1989

Wacky lawyer Steve Winslow, who successfully defended heiress Shiela Benton on his first case (The Baxter Trust), now has a mystery-reading secretary, Tracy, who wants to quite because things are s-o-o-o-o slow in the one-client office. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND AT BLENHEIM by J.P. Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2002

"If Vanbrugh weren't such a hypocritical prig, one might feel sorry for him, trapped in an atmospheric house among a devious household in this coldly stylish debut."
Everyone knows that weekend house parties, especially parties in distinctive British country houses, mean trouble. Read full book review >

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Key to the Abyss by J.P. Beyor
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 2, 2016

"While portions of this philosophical book deliver odd phrasings, the author's message involving the questioning of authority should kindle new ideas for open-minded readers."
This second installment of a series examines symbols, means of control, and what it truly means to be human. Read full book review >