Search Results: "John D. Nesbitt"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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CONTRARY PLEASURE by John D. MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1954

"Rentals, certainly (but without censure), and a women's market as well."
Not quite as tight a narrative as Cancel All Our Vows (1953), this spreads its interest over the lives and loves of the four Delevans- and their children, and is an assured and accomplished reconnaissance of a middle western, middle class community- with the comforts- but not the security- which money can buy. Read full book review >

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DO WE STILL NEED DOCTORS? by John D. Lantos
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 1997

"A disturbing, often painful examination of a profession in transition. (Author tour)"
The title's challenging question is only one of the many posed in this wide-ranging examination of doctors and the practice of medicine. Read full book review >

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THE LONG LAVENDER LOOK by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 1972

"McGee is as muy macho as ever which is all his advocates and Heidi — she's back at the end — want."
. . . is deep purple and dark red in Cypress County (Florida) when a girl, one of Travis McGee's youthful voluptuaries, runs across the road and puts his car underwater while he ends up in the inflexible hands of the local sheriff. Read full book review >

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THE DREADFUL LEMON SKY by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 1974

"Assume and you won't be wrong that McGee no longer needs a vehicle — he just emanates like Brut."
A new one (i.e., the second to appear originally in hardcover) and even if the story leaves something to be desired, McGee of course does not as two young women put themselves in his soothing to stimulating hands — the first leaving a box with $94,000 in bills before her apartment is trashed and she is killed. Read full book review >

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PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS by John D. MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1959

"But all in all, it adds up to more effort than entertainment."
Some high to broad comic caricatures and a set-up situation ease off- into romance- and offer a vista of a Summer Workshop in Cuernavaca where some thirteen students come for a month to paint. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ONE LEFT by John D. MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1966

This is one of John MacDonald's long-playing accounts of crime and punishment, heavily plotted, thinly characterized, well timed while supporting some five stories simultaneously. Read full book review >