Search Results: "James Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

TUDOR ADVENTURES by James Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A wonderful adventure story, especially for those in awe of men who dared to breach the wilderness 500 years ago."
A history of Tudor exploration in the first half of the 16th century, "a time when inventions and discoveries not only rivaled those of the ancients but exceeded them." Read full book review >

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PANAMA SUSHI COUP by James D Evans
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Better suited as a story told over beers.
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Evans presents his true-life account of purchasing and operating a brothel in Panama. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers in search of unalloyed wish fulfillment thickly layered with melodramatic posturing and gore-free, comics-style violence need look no further. (Graphic fantasy/science fiction. 10-12)"
A bullying victim saves Earth after his brain is transferred into the body of a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVATOR FAMILY by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A wacky, warm-hearted tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An endearingly eccentric family settles into the elevator and hearts of the patrons and employees at the San Francisco Hotel in this over-the-top tale from Evans. Read full book review >

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SO WHAT DO YOU DO? by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 1997

"Still, there are several characters and subplots undeveloped, and in Charlie's example is a potentially dangerous course of action. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two sixth graders find their third-grade teacher living in a cardboard box in the park and give him a fresh start in this contrived, misguided tale from Evans (The Classroom at the End of the Hall, 1995). Read full book review >

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SICK AS A PARROT by Liz Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Just when you think you've solved it, Evans throws another twist into this clever puzzle."
A neurotic parrot and a homeless ex-colleague distract private eye Grace Smith (Don't Mess with Mrs. In-Between, not reviewed, etc.) from her latest case: the decades-old murder of a teacher by her favorite student. Read full book review >

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UP IN FLAMES by Geraldine Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Though it's not clear why Evans shops Rafferty and Llewellyn (Absolute Poison, 2003), Casey and Catt are worthy successors."
Evans switches sleuths and settings, but not her m.o., in her latest examination of the politics of police work. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ARMIES by Jon Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Evans (The Blood Price, 2005, etc.) is clearly at home among the exuberant, idiosyncratic Cyberniks, and—occasional dollops of melodrama aside—he makes their world fresh and entertaining."
Cyber-spacey thriller about good-guy hackers vs. bad-guy hackers, the fate of the planet hanging on every click. Read full book review >