Search Results: "June Keating Sherwin"


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RED, RIGHT, RETURN by June Keating Sherwin
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"A perfect summer thriller for young readers."
In Sherwin's debut middle-grade novel, a young boy and his sister do battle with a band of treasure hunters in the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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CRIME WAVES I by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Low-key and diverting, though lacking a standout."
Retiring after a 25-year stewardship as editor of the annual Crime Writers Association anthology, Herbert Harris is replaced, this year, by critic/mystery writer Keating, who includes three original stories (Catherine Aird's slight car-mishap; Mike Ripley's droll plot against Shakespeare; and Michael A. Lewin's hilarious spin on Dan Quayle as an accidental detective), six EQMM reprints (his own paean to ``The Speckled Band''; David Williams's clever customs comeuppance; Robert Barnard's truly malicious tale of seasonal giving; Julian Symons's elegantly written suburban nightmare; Reginald Hill's melodramatic horror story; and Susan Moody's twist on the writer's experience with crime), plus eight stories unfamiliar to American readers from such as Antonia Fraser (Jemima Shore in jeopardy), Michael Gilbert (a keen look at business improprieties), Liza Cody (hooliganism at a theme park), and Simon Brett (a long, drawn-out bit of fatherly advice). Read full book review >

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A DETECTIVE IN LOVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Transcends Harriet's debut (The Hard Detective, 2000) to join Keating's trenchant studies of The Rich Detective (1993), The Good Detective (1995), The Soft Detective (1998), and The Bad Detective (1999)."
Because you never know when Eros may strike without warning or pity, John Piddock has an unusually broad-minded agreement with his wife, Det. Supt. Read full book review >

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EIGHT MILLION GODS AND DEMONS by Hiroko Sherwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2003

"A compelling first novel, richly textured in its telling."
A family is destroyed as Japan becomes an imperial power bent on expansion and conquest. Read full book review >

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FAMILIAR ACTS by June Barraclough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1994

"Their romance, too dependent on ridiculous intrigue, is unconvincing, and in the end, the book is just as statically beholden to genre conventions as Hester's father is to Victorian ones."
Barraclough (Kindred Spirits, 1989, etc.) makes a big deal of a morass of lies and sexual misalliances beneath the strictly moralistic faáade of a Victorian English family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2008

"A slightly scattershot collection, but, as usual for Nuland, more hits than misses."
An assortment of essays by National Book Award winner Nuland (Surgery/Yale; The Art of Aging: A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE BOOK by Susannah Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Hyperbole and emotional wrong notes further detract from the execution of a strong premise: a shaky debut."
An aspiring painter loses her mother and, while seeking out the father she has never known, falls in love and finds her feet as an artist. Read full book review >

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THE SOFT DETECTIVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Veteran Keating (Asking Questions, 1997, etc.) cunningly draws out the particulars of the simple-seeming case that so vexes Benholme till the startlingly sudden resolution."
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Benholme, of the Barshire CID, is so agonizingly reflective that his ability to see every possible side of even the simplest questions has cost him his marriage as well as a certain amount of respect on the job. Read full book review >

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The River by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2014

"A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman."
an>In Keating's (An Advent for Religious Liberty, 2012, etc.) thriller, a formidable pastor's trip to Las Vegas takes a nasty turn when masked men kidnap his wife. Read full book review >