Search Results: "Jim Butcher"


BOOK REVIEW

COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"None of that, however, will stop readers from grabbing ringside seats the next time Harry Dresden goes forth to stop the apocalypse."
After several months being mostly dead (Ghost Story, 2011, etc.), Chicago wizard Harry Dresden's back in his body…and of course, back in trouble in the 14th Dresden Files novel. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER by Jennifer Hillier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2014

"The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller."
Thirty years ago, Seattle Police Capt. Edward Shank put down a serial killer dubbed the Butcher. Edward's bullet ended Rufus Wedge's sorry life. But did the killings end? Read full book review >

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SIDE JOBS by Jim Butcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Sidelights on the Dresden mythos, which no true fan will want to miss."
Eleven tales, 2002-2010, complete with author's notes and chronology, embellishing the exploits of Chicago's Harry Dresden, licensed PI and professional wizard, ranging from an apprentice piece written two years before the Dresden Files series achieved liftoff to an unpublished novelette set hours after the end of Changes (2010). Read full book review >

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DEAD BEAT by Jim Butcher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2005

"A fun-loaded series."
Seventh installment—but first hardcover—in the Harry Dresden series: a mix of the supernatural and bounding adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For Mafia buffs, a sure thing—though the denouement may be the most shocking thing about this labored book."
Mix The Godfather with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you've got this routine true-crime study of one of the most coldblooded murderers in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTCHER BIRD by Dean Ing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Credible and entertaining, especially for fans of the previous books, and a definite improvement over The Big Lifters (1988)."
High-tech thriller—sequel to the paperbacks The Ransom of Black Stealth One and The Nemesis Mission—featuring deadly, whisper-quiet, virtually undetectable UFO-like Stealth aircraft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2012

"A ride alongside a master flier with a cool head and sly sense of humor who, even facing death, refused to be grounded by circumstance."
Facing a terminal illness, an aviator reflects on his time above and below the clouds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1995

"The Butcher,'' the second, decidedly unerotic novella seems like a case of false advertising."
Two novellas—one torrid, the other patently inane—mark the American debut of a bestselling French sensation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTCHER BOY by Patrick McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 1993

"His novel is a tour de force."
The Irish McCabe's third novel—and American debut—is a journey into the heart of darkness: the mind of a desperately troubled kid one step away from madness and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM CURIOUS by Matthias Picard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Required prop notwithstanding, a thoroughly immersive outing. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Two pairs of 3-D glasses included with the book add plenty of depth to an explorer's undersea adventures in this wordless import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM DANDY by Irvin Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1994

"You're better off renting a wreck than trying to jump-start this lemon."
Faust (Newsreel, 1980, etc.) returns to the novel after a 14- year hiatus in this impenetrable tale comprised of shards of dialogue and a fragmented plot. Read full book review >

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JIM-DANDY by Hadley Irwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Beautifully wrought; the compelling simplicity and subtly rendered emotion invite comparison with Sarah, Plain and Tall. (Fiction. 10+)"
In their first historical novel since I Be Somebody (1984), a well-regarded pseudonymous team constructs a taut tale of the spirited horse that Custer actually purchased for his wife and the fictional Kansas farm boy who raised him. Read full book review >