Search Results: "James Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

HELSINKI WHITE by James Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2012

"Enough violent felonies for a Sunday newspaper—and, as a depressingly informative epilogue intimates, that's exactly where they've come from."
Finland's top cop gets to run his very own black-ops unit—and rue the day he ever took what looked like a dream job. Read full book review >

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LUCIFER'S TEARS by James Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2011

"Nazi collaboration, government cover-ups, kinky sex, a baby daughter waiting impatiently to be born and a vigilante-minded hero who talks back to his boss more irreverently than Dirty Harry. What more could you want?"
Inspector Kari Vaara's success in cracking the Sufia Elmi murder (Snow Angels, 2010) wins him a transfer from the sticks to Helsinki, below the Arctic Circle but just as hospitable to cold-blooded murder. Read full book review >

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HELSINKI BLOOD by James Thompson
Released: March 21, 2013

"Though he doesn't have Henning Mankell or Jo Nesbø's gifts for shaping a story, Kentucky-native Thompson has created in Kari a hero as dyspeptic as Kurt Wallender and as prone to vigilante justice as Harry Hole."
The violent soap opera of Inspector Kari Vaara's life continues as he and his mates scramble to mop up the consequences of their last round of well-intended thefts and executions. Read full book review >

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BALLERINA DREAMS by Lauren Thompson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Includes information about Ferrara (as well as the girls' helpers) and symptoms and treatments for cerebral palsy. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This lovely book focuses on five little girls who long desperately to be ballerinas on stage. Read full book review >

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SPACE DUMPLINS by Craig Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A weird and wonderful intergalactic tale. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
In a galaxy far, far away, a young girl and her motley crew of friends fight to save her father and the solar system from a destructive fleet of space whales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch. (glossary) (Short stories. 11-13)"
A big but consistently engaging pro bono anthology of authors with direct or indirect Japanese "heritage or experience." Read full book review >

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FALLING ANGELS by Colin Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The story works on several levels, but it is the fascinating pictures that will have young readers and listeners asking to see it again and again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gentle fantasy about seeing with your heart as well as your eyes. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE, MOONRISE by Betsy Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A handsome mixed bag. (Board-book. 1-3)"
From morning to night, various forest creatures cavort in idyllic scenes. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS by Colin Thompson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"Captivating. (Picture book. 5+)"
The tale announcing the theme is quickly told: The ten-year- old narrator's grandfather returns from a life at sea to tell of fabulous Atlantis, to be found in his sea chest along with ``Everything you could ever want...if you know where to look for it''; then he sets out ``on his final voyage, across a sea of dreams.'' Grieving but curious, the boy explores from the attic down. Read full book review >