Search Results: "James Patrick Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

INVERTED HEART by James Patrick Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"A timely, meticulously wrought tale of young manhood gone wrong that never quite gets to the heart of the matter."
In Graham's debut novel, a troubled young man experiences tragedy when he goes too far in his quest to become a hometown hero. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVEDIGGER'S SON by Patrick Moody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The boneyard's a busy place in this debut, but the dead and undead are less terrifying than those in Joseph Delaney's Revenge of the Witch (2005). (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The son of a cemetery's keeper has his work cut out for him by a vengeful witch who raises all the local dead at once—and threatens worse. Read full book review >

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THE LADY IN BLUE by Javier Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"The book is not always satisfying, but the interest of the material—time travel! music-induced trances! astral projection! larcenous angels with code names and walkie-talkies!—wins out in the end."
An ecclesiastical thriller based on the legend of the Lady in Blue, an apparition said to have prepared indigenous Americans for the arrival of the conquistadores and their missionary Catholicism. Read full book review >

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THE ASSAILANT by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"As usual, Hunt writes a mean sentence and keeps up the pace so smartly that his growing number of fans won't look too closely at the holes in the detective work or the disappointingly conventional presentation of the assailant."
Lt. George Hastings, St. Louis Homicide, locks horns with a man whose fondness for killing prostitutes extends to women who think they aren't. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Serious students of criminal justice and casual true-crime fans alike will thus find more than just entertainment here."
Wagner represents a dying breed in contemporary law enforcement: the maverick, street-schooled, older cop who winds up operating within and beyond legal boundaries. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING by James Patrick Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"Apart from Javier and his cartel, a surprisingly close remake of The Desperate Hours—Humphrey Bogart and Robert Middleton would be perfect as Richard and Amos, and Lee is the spitting image of Fredric March—that makes up in tension what it lacks in surprise."
Three escaped convicts take a Tulsa family hostage in this thriller from Hunt (The Detective, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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MAITLAND UNDER SIEGE by James Patrick Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Even more tough, expertly staged action than Hunt's strong debut (Maitland, 2005). The pace lags only during rare moments when the characters stop to think and feel."
"I'm not going to get shot again," Chicago bounty hunter Evan Maitland tells his antique-shop partner on his way out of town to retrieve a bail-jumping killer. Right. Read full book review >

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BRIDGER by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2010

A professional burglar falls afoul of criminals more criminal than he is. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE SISTER DISCO by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2008

"Unremarkably plotted, but the unobtrusively functional writing is pure pleasure."
St. Louis Homicide Lt. George Hastings (The Betrayers, 2007) takes on a gang of kidnappers dedicated to a noble political cause: collecting a $2 million ransom. Read full book review >

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MAITLAND’S REPLY by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2009

"Lots of killing, lots of tough guys leading double lives, lots of information about the triads. But its plot, derivative and even more predictable than usual, makes this the weakest of Maitland's four adventures to date."
Chicago bounty hunter Evan Maitland finds himself in the middle of a turf war between rival Chinese-American triads. Read full book review >