Search Results: "James Patrick Hunt"


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PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"A straightforward Celtic paperback yarn, but this one is blessedly short on the talking trees, magic swords, and warrior maidens that clutter up so many from Lawhead (Mystic Rose, 2001, etc.). Still, you'll still need to be a serious Celt-ophile to get through it."
A fictionalized biography of St. Patrick, circa a.d. 400, concentrating on the "lost years" of the famous Irish patriarch. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1992

"An excellent contribution. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
A brief, straightforward summary of the known facts about the saint's life, illustrated in dePaola's usual accomplished manner with simple, stylized figures and a pleasing variety of frames bordered with gold bands that unify the whole. 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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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 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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THE DETECTIVE by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"Distinctly less original and exciting than the best of Hunt's actioners. But fans intrigued to see him bring his gruff, clipped style to bear on a hero who's actually got an interior life worth exploring will root for Beckman's return."
Hunt, whose avenging heroes are usually drawn from the criminal classes (Police and Thieves, 2011, etc.), branches out to explore a formula that would be routine for anyone but him: the big-city police procedural. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYERS by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2007

"Densely woven, economical and utterly assured. Relative newcomer Hunt plots like a veteran of urban warfare. "
Hunt puts action-prone bounty hunter Evan Maitland (Maitland Under Siege, 2006, etc.) on hold while the St. Louis PD scrambles to solve the murder of two county deputies. Read full book review >

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MAITLAND by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"A world-weary but hopeful hero, a nice eye for the difference between professional and emotional involvement, and almost too much action for Maitland to handle. Hunt could be Elmore Leonard's less humorous son."
An antiques dealer who moonlights as a bounty hunter runs into enough trouble to make him wonder whether he should have stuck to his day job. 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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GET MAITLAND by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2011

"The usual beautifully judged action sequences are spiced by some piquant fish-out-of-water situations. Even though it's perfectly obvious where this high-speed, high-casualty adventure is going, readers who come along for the ride are promised a whale of a time."
Evan Maitland, the world's most violence-prone antiques dealer, finds more of the usual even in merry old England. Read full book review >