Search Results: "Joe B. Hewitt"


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MURDER ON THE SKY RIDE by Joe B. Hewitt
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An uneven Tex-Mex mystery, though the hero has plenty to offer."
Former nonfiction writer Hewitt's (Rescuing Slaves of the Watchtower, 2011, etc.) grasp of Lone Star State peculiarities—Tex-Mex culture and politics; things only oilmen know—highlight this messy, 1970s murder mystery. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2008

"With rhetoric (and a sensibility) that harks back to Robert Lawson's equally problematic They Were Strong and Good (1940), this panorama will leave children pumped up but significantly underinformed. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
In this superficial review of our country's history, Uncle Sam is cast as a Paul Bunyan-like figure who answered the British invasion of 1812 by calling on Andy Jackson to "beat the Red Coats in New Orleans" (never mind that the war was actually over before that battle was fought) and accompanied the trans-Mississippi settlers across an evidently uninhabited land. Read full book review >

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When I Come Around by Benj Hewitt
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A compelling California-based coming-of-age novel."
In this first-person novel, a young Ivy League grad from California gets derailed by his mom's battle with cancer during the 1990s. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 2008

"A relevant, well-padded human-interest story by a dogged journalist."
British journalist Hewitt offers a broad, newsy look at China's changing mores in the wake of Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms. Read full book review >

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DEAD HORSES by Pat Hewitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Hewitt will have to use the whip to catch the current contenders in the field: Jody Jaffe, Will Shoemaker, and—several lengths ahead of the pack—Mark Daniel."
California lawyer-turned-harness-trainer Anthony Whiting's bad luck is only beginning when a stablehand finds Lucky Bet, a trotting colt he's training for Zack Morris, dead in his stall, apparently electrocuted by a radio whose cord he'd gnawed too enthusiastically. Read full book review >

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MOVING ON by James Hewitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to stir controversy in England and titillate Anglophiles everywhere with its tawdry, even pathetic, pandering to royalty voyeurs."
Princess Di's onetime lover spills all. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE WINGS by Nicole Hewitt
Released: June 18, 2013

"An uneven debut fantasy, but its intriguing setting and well-developed characters show promise."
In Hewitt's debut YA fantasy novel, a young woman—part human, part elf—joins a group of mages and warriors in the hope of learning how to use her own magic. Read full book review >

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Reptile Wines by John Hewitt
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An outrageously weird yet delightfully charming wine-country tale that unravels into pure silliness by the end."
In this romp through the world of Napa Valley, a winery tour guide sets out to prove that his cousin faked his death—and not for the first time. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS OF PARIS by Catherine Hewitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A thoroughly researched and clearly written account of a determined and talented woman and of an era."
A biographer debuts with the astonishing story of Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne (1848-1910), who rose from poverty and prostitution to enormous wealth, influence, and controversy. Read full book review >

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KILLING THE BLOOD CLEANER by Davis Hewitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2013

"Despite a few bumps, this pulls readers along for a wild ride."
In Hewitt's debut thriller, a doctor in trouble with the law agrees to oversee a maximum security prison's medical unit and learns that a notoriously violent inmate may be the answer to combatting the AIDS virus. Read full book review >