Search Results: "Kate Wilhelm"


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KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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A FLUSH OF SHADOWS by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 1995

"Even though most of her many novels are outside the mystery field, the taste for fantasy Wilhelm reveals here unleashes the archaic, primitive power the detective story had before it settled into the soothing rhythms of the whodunit."
Five substantial stories, two of them new, posing a suitably varied bill of fare for Wilhelm's indefatigable husband-and-wife sleuths, retired policeman Charlie Meiklejohn and psychologist Constance Leidl (Seven Kinds of Death, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NO DEFENSE by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Best for its regional details, fast-paced dialogue, and solid character delineation."
A lockstep, by-the-numbers legal procedural with all too few thrills. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DEFENSE by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1994

"Sprawling and overlong—especially the trial sequences—but ultimately rousing, considering how much Barbara's fighting for and how much it matters."
Defiantly barefoot Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway (Death Qualified, 1991) calls a truce with her lawyer father and buys pantyhose and a proper courtroom jacket in order to defend battered wife Paula Kennerman, accused of killing her six-year-old daughter and setting fire to the women's safe house at Canby Ranch. Read full book review >

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"Credible with well-defined characters and more hits than misses."
A professional couple asked to solve a missing-object mystery stumbles into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Unlikely to find much readership outside of the psychoanalytic hardcore."
Psychobiography meets psychiatric case study in this life of the eminently strange theorist. Read full book review >

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THE DEEPEST WATER by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"From the opening obsequies to the climactic game of cat and mouse, Wilhelm gilds the oh-so-familiar plot with a sensitivity that makes Abby's detective work seem like a logical extension of her grieving."
SF/fantasist Wilhelm interrupts her series of legal dramas starring Barbara Hollway (Defense for the Devil, 1999, etc.) for a stand-alone whodunit that develops into a did-he-do-it. Read full book review >

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SEVEN KINDS OF DEATH by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charlie and Constance, however, still constitute one of mysterydom's better love stories."
Charlie and Constance (Sweet, Sweet Poison, etc.) are having an unspoken fight about attending a party for Constance's girlhood friend Marion—an artist who's having her first touring show in years. Read full book review >

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AND THE ANGELS SING by Kate Wilhelm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"An aptly titled and unusually successful departure from traditional storytelling—these tales, all but one of which were first published in Redbook, Omni, and other magazines, may serve to expand Wilhelm's readership."
This richly rewarding collection by the author of Death Qualified (1991), etc., easily transcends its science-fiction classification—focusing less on the vagaries of time and space than on the imaginations of characters struggling to come to terms with their fate. ``I know of no other writer who conveys so successfully the twin truths of our lives—that the world is at once so much better and so much worse than we imagine it to be,'' writes Karen Joy Fowler (Sarah Canary, 1991) in her foreword here. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN ARTIST by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2012

"The creator of attorney Barbara Holloway (Heaven Is High, 2011, etc.) forgoes hot-button legal issues for a case that provides no mystery and little suspense but delivers the expected pleasures of the Howcatchem."
An open-and-shut case of murder in a coastal Oregon resort town can't be closed even though everyone concerned knows perfectly well who's responsible. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN IS HIGH by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A book that includes sex, drugs, piracy, a homicidally dysfunctional family, official corruption on two continents and a rousing finale that will bring all your moral self-righteousness to the surface."
A deportation proceeding that seems based on a simple misunderstanding plunges Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway (Cold Case, 2008, etc.) into kidnapping, murder and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Read full book review >

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MALICE PREPENSE by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 1996

"You've gotta feel for that poor judge. (Author tour)"
Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway is catapulted into her latest case, defending land management agent Ted Wendover on a murder charge, when her father Frank wins the acquittal of Ted's son Teddy. Read full book review >