Search Results: "Jonathan Stone"


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THE TELLER by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"Stone's excellent writing triumphs over the novel's weaknesses."
An ordinary life is turned upside down in this exploration of an impulse gone wildly wrong. Read full book review >

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MOVING DAY by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2014

"As tightly plotted as Stone's first four novels (Parting Shot, 2006, etc.) but with a much stronger rooting interest in a geezer hero who ends up reaching into himself more deeply and disturbingly than he could have imagined."
A bogus moving contractor meets his match in the Holocaust survivor whose household goods he pilfers. Read full book review >

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THE COLD TRUTH by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1999

"A chilling little gem with the ferocious logic of a Beethoven quartet. ($50,000 ad/promo)"
Talk about timing. Read full book review >

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BREAKTHROUGH by Jonathan Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2003

"Though he does go on at times, Stone shows himself as adept in the shady side of Wall Street as he's been in the byways of upstate New York (The Heat of Lies, 2001, etc.)."
Detective Julian Palmer, who just can't catch a normal case with normal suspects, signs on to investigate an insurance claim with sci-fi implications. Read full book review >

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PARTING SHOT by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2006

"A hyper-plotter who trends to skimp on character development, Stone (Breakthrough, 2003, etc.) leaves his readers with dueling cold-blooded murderers but no rooting interest."
A sniper has already taken down nine blameless citizens, apparently at random. No one knows who the tenth will be—well, almost no one. Read full book review >

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THE HEAT OF LIES by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The plotting is overly complex, the prose occasionally over the top, but Stone (The Cold Truth, 1999) creates the kind of people who can make a reader turn pages."
Confronting her department's latest homicide, Lt. Read full book review >

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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON CINNAMON STREET by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Something terrible happened to seventh-grader Louise's parents, and only the kindly ministrations of an unknown admirer can pull her back from her insulating—suffocating—layers of denial. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE ANCESTORS #1: TIGER by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2005

"Readers hoping for the wild twists and epic sweep of L.G. Bass's Sign of the Qin (2004) may be disappointed, though, and several plot threads are left a-dangling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener. Read full book review >

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KRIEGSPIEL by Todd Stone
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Not for beginners."
A near-future, neo-Nazi putsch in Germany catches US armed forces by surprise—in a largely realistic first novel about mechanized warfare by a West Point professor. Read full book review >