Search Results: "John D. Nesbitt"


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DON'T BE A STRANGER by John D. Nesbitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Nesbitt (Across the Cheyenne River, 2014, etc.) spins a leisurely sagebrush romance with the mystery crowded into the closing chapters, after the serious gunplay has already begun."
A suspiciously low cattle count is the least of the problems for Lawrence Elwood and his fellow cowpunchers—or, as they may well be, rustlers—at the Crown Butte Ranch. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE CHEYENNE RIVER by John D. Nesbitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Despite the rising body count, Nesbitt (Dark Prairie, 2013, etc.) keeps it all slow and easy as a gentled horse, making this tale the perfect escape even from other mystery fiction."
A ranch hand looking for work in Wyoming finds employment, true love and murder. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE AT REDWILLOW by John D. Nesbitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Despite the high body count—half the cast will be dead by the last sunset—Nesbitt (Don't Be a Stranger, 2015, etc.) as usual keeps things relaxed and neighborly, even though Fontaine's neighbors aren't the kind you'd want yourself."
A Wyoming homesteader finds his newly acquired quarter-section of land the center of unwanted and suspicious attention. Read full book review >

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GIGANTIC by Marc Nesbitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A disappointment, especially for a debut writer with such publishing credentials."
A first collection from a young author whose work has appeared in Harper's and the New Yorker, where he was featured as a 2001 Debut Fiction Writer. Read full book review >

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RANDOM NOTES ON PARADISE by John D Vernon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 12, 2014

"An occasionally insightful but extremely uneven exposition of inner serenity."
A collection of sayings and observations on the nature of peace and paradise as both a destination and a state of mind. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 31, 1984

"Okay by pulp standards, with glimmers (just glimmers) of the lean, quick MacDonald style to come—but not nearly as bright or crisp as the first collection."
Less varied, less engaging than The Good Old Stuff (1982): a further sampling of late-1940s stories from MacDonald's Dime Detective/Black Mask period. Read full book review >

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CONDOMINIUM by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 1977

"But MacDonald has brought off his move to a broader Florida canvas, producing a 450-page book that seems too short, leaving the mystery-suspense pigeonhole far behind."
The condominiums that Marty Liss built stand on Fiddler Key in the Gulf and seem to offer the dream retirement oasis, but life at the Golden Sands could be a lot dreamier. Read full book review >

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WORD NERD by John D. Williams, Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2015

"An average game with no triple word scores."
The co-author of the bestselling Everything SCRABBLE© returns with a motley collection of anecdotes, advice, and autobiography—all relating, more or less, to the game he loves.Read full book review >

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PALE GRAY FOR GUILT by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1971

"This is not MacDonald's best in his established colorfast series but he's still way ahead of the competition."
Travis McGee with "his full complete share of mouth," and Meyer, philosophizing all the way, try to help the widow of an old friend who had been squeezed and then altogether eliminated in a real estate project. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT ORANGE FOR THE SHROUD by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1972

"The story seems simpler to begin with but it's edged with that hard gloss virulence everyone knows and likes so well."
The shroud's a housecoat, worn to her death by the young woman used as a decoy by Travis McGee in his attempt to retrieve some of the money Arthur Wilkinson, a nice guy but a schnook all the same, had misspent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Written from the point of view of those subjugated by the Macedonian empire over two centuries, this book offers a unique and significant take on well-worn history."
A low-key, authoritative look at the factors that ushered Alexander the Great to power, then brought his empire crashing down. Read full book review >

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EMPTY COPPER SEA by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1978

"Reliable plus."
Travis McGee #17—and everything's ship-shape down Florida way. Read full book review >