Search Results: "John Sandford"


BOOK REVIEW

DARK OF THE MOON by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"A high-fatality, low-octane procedural that has its points but lacks the wow factor. Bring back Lucas Davenport. "
Virgil Flowers, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator introduced as a sidekick to Lucas Davenport in Invisible Prey (2007), gets a death-enriched case of his own. Read full book review >

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NAKED PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2003

"Nonstop drive, dialogue that amuses and surprises, deft characterizations. But most notable of what Sandford continues to do—better, perhaps, than anyone in crime fiction—is humanize his monsters: that makes for a special kind of creepiness."
By the time a series gets appreciably past its salad days, the signs of writer fatigue are usually unmistakable. Which is what makes this 14th outing from Sandford so remarkable: the brilliant Prey series goes bopping along, taking steps two at a time, acting like your basic spring chicken. Read full book review >

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CERTAIN PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 1999

"Top suspense."
After ten thrillers in his series about Minneapolis cop Lucas Davenport (Secret Prey, 1998, etc.), Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist John Camp, writing under his Sandford pen name, hits a home run over the curve of the earth as the brilliantly swift Certain Prey sinks a meat hook under the reader's jaw on page one and never lets up. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CREW by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 1997

"A credibly gallant woman on the trail of a notably demented weirdo in a host of after-hours venues—a winning and suspense-filled combination for the ultraprofessional Sandford."
The pseudonymous Sandford takes a break from his popular series featuring top Minneapolis cop Lucas Davenport (Sudden Prey, 1996, etc.) to offer a thriller whose gutsy heroine pursues the psychopath who's stalking her around the Los Angeles Basin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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STORM FRONT by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Quite a departure for Virgil and Lucas, but this is not a case that plays to their considerable strengths."
Virgil Flowers (Mad River, 2012, etc.) chases after a biblical relic that turns every person whose path it crosses into a criminal. Read full book review >

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SHOCK WAVE by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The tale drags at times, but the mystification and detection are authentic and the solution surprisingly clever. Virgil fully deserves to have Willard Pye kiss his ass."
A methodical bomber gives Virgil Flowers a welcome chance to recover from his atypically bombastic last outing (Bad Blood, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BURIED PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2011

"Most interesting for its long look at the young Lucas, who's considerably more humorous, profane and loosely wrapped than the peerless agent of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension he becomes."
A macabre discovery at a demolition site sends Lucas Davenport back to 1985, and his very first homicide. Read full book review >

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STORM PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2010

"Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"
Despite its inaccurate, generic and dumb title—what's next, Murder Prey?—Lucas Davenport's 20th case is one of his best. Read full book review >

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PHANTOM PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2008

"As usual, there are lots of moves by both good guys and bad, but this time the moves seem old and forced."
Lucas Davenport goes after a clever, ruthless killer hiding in plain sight. Read full book review >

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DEAD WATCH by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2006

"Not as tightly woven as Sandford's best, but reliable thrills with some unexpected political overtones from a pro's pro."
The disappearance of a high-profile politician lights the fuse in Sandford's latest high-octane, low-logic thriller. Read full book review >

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CHOSEN PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2001

"You bet."
Twelfth in Sandford's wildly successful Deputy Chief Detective Lucas Davenport series (Certain Prey, 1999, etc.), all set in Minneapolis and many being New York Times #1 bellringers. Read full book review >