Search Results: "Joseph Heywood"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUE WOLF IN GREEN FIRE by Joseph Heywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A bit plot-heavy, perhaps, but our stalwart hero and his sexy girlfriend make a couple most readers will enjoy trekking with."
Conservation Officer Grady Service, who patrols the vast, imaginary Mosquito Tract in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a man made "to live big and hard," which is why he loves his job so much—the breathtaking beauty of his surroundings, the paradoxical savagery of the animals and weather, and, of course, the irresistible pull of danger. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWFLY by Joseph Heywood
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"More Pynchon than Percival, this madcap fish story updates the Grail quest with unsettling violence, preposterous schemers, and an abundance of randy women who dispense pithy statements on the meaning of life—and can't wait to jump into the nearest trout stream."
Heywood's fourth (The Domino Conspiracy, 1992, etc.), a mystical, irreverent wisdom quest, imagines a vast international conspiracy that links spies, loquacious sexpots, bumbling journalists, a famous macho writer, and trout fishers hunting for a mythic insect. Read full book review >

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RED JACKET by Joseph Heywood
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Heywood's dialogue-driven story, which manages to be both brisk and lumbering, reads less like a self-contained tale than the opening salvo in an ongoing saga—which presumably is just the idea."
The creator of the Grady Service Woods Cop adventures (Strike Dog, 2007, etc.) launches a new series that follows the adventures of another Upper Michigan game warden a century earlier. Read full book review >

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ICE HUNTER by Joseph Heywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Heywood (The Snowfly, 2000, etc.) spices Grady's debut with signs of corruption deeper than a midwinter snow stretching all the way from industrial polluters to the statehouse."
Conservation Officer Grady Service thinks nothing could be worse than the early release of Limpy Allerdyce, incorrigible poacher and attempted murderer, who's returned from prison to the pristine vistas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula just in time for the busy summer season. Read full book review >

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THE DOMINO CONSPIRACY by Joseph Heywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

A dense and often plodding thriller—more cold-war espionage- -from the author of The Berkut (1987), etc. In early 1961, on the eve of the Vienna Summit in which new President Kennedy and Russian Premier Khrushchev will first take each other's measure, disaster looms. Read full book review >

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STRIKE DOG by Joseph Heywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though some spread around the middle slows the action a bit, Heywood's colorful cast is, as usual, redemptive."
Michigan Conservation Officer Grady Service (Running Dark, 2005, etc.) tracks a savage new species: the serial cop killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRIKE DOG by Joseph Heywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though some spread around the middle slows the action a bit, Heywood's colorful cast is, as usual, redemptive."
Michigan Conservation Officer Grady Service (Running Dark, 2005, etc.) tracks a savage new species: the serial cop killer. Read full book review >

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RUNNING DARK by Joseph Heywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Engrossing stuff. Lots of well-plotted action and an offbeat, affecting love story."
The year 1974 marks an increasingly bitter war in the Michigan backwoods that the bad guys keep winning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUSIN JOSEPH by Jules Feiffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Expertly off-kilter."
In this prequel to his graphic novel, Kill My Mother (2014), Feiffer delivers another noir fever dream, sending America right to the top of the flagpole with a hard-boiled, lyrical punch of immigrant stories, labor relations, and the almighty dollar. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH FIPPS by Nadine Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2014

"A stormy clash between parent and child ends with sunshine and bird song. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A 5-year-old "all filled up with feelings" dreams of wings and walruses in this ruminative import. Read full book review >