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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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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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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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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SKELETONS by Kate Wilhelm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2002

"Even then, old pro Wilhelm (Desperate Measures, 2001, etc.) presents the women in Lee's family with such psychological acuity that you can't help caring about them."
No degree, no job, no boyfriend, no prospects for floundering underachiever Lee Donne, whose most prestigious position is housesitting for her grandfather while he's off lecturing on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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DESPERATE MEASURES by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Still, the deft and able Wilhelm makes it all fast-paced, plausible, and entertaining."
Alex Feldman's facial deformities were so severe his elegant, status-conscious parents were all too pleased to delegate his care to child psychologist Graham Minick when Alex was just a youngster. Read full book review >

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DEFENSE FOR THE DEVIL by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1999

"Despite the often faceless characters—Ray's wife, for instance, is a cipher, and Ray himself barely more—Wilhelm's skill in spinning out endless complications while keeping every subplot perfectly clear makes this legal thriller her best in years."
Murder once again conceals a host of even dirtier secrets in this latest case for Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway (Malice Prepense, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >