Search Results: "Kathleen George"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"George's all-too-familiar story is so richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written—her syncopated paragraphs are a special delight—and successful in its avoidance of genre clichés that you'd swear you were reading the first police procedural ever written."
George's Pittsburgh cops (Hideout, 2011, etc.) investigate a robbery-murder that's a lot less routine and more sordid than it looks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKEN by Kathleen George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2001

"A gripping thriller with real emotional power and remarkably subtle characterization."
Black-market adoption ring kidnaps a baby boy and nearly kills the gentle young woman who tries to stop them—in a first novel by short-story author George (The Man in the Buick, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODDS by Kathleen George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"The kids are self-sufficient, supersmart and, alas, mostly unbelievable, and there's little more than a cameo role for Colleen (Afterimage, 2007) and a glum outlook for her boss, who's undergoing chemo. Would make a B movie on the Lifetime channel though."
Four abandoned kids outwit life's travails, and not just their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MEASURE OF BLOOD by Kathleen George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Nobody in the cast gets much sleep, and neither will the reader, till it all concludes with a happy ending stippled with the kind of sadness that rarely comes out in genre fiction."
The routine murder of a single mom is far from routine for Cmdr. Richard Christie and the members of Pittsburgh PD's homicide squad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDEOUT by Kathleen George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Cops getting territorial and sexually frisky (The Odds, 2009, etc.) play second string to Jack, who's caught up in trying to redeem his brother, and Addie, who makes a mean spaghetti sauce."
A slow night in Pittsburgh turns deadly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTERIMAGE by Kathleen George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Even though George (Fallen, 2004, etc.) reveals whodunit fairly early on, the skillfully rendered characters draw you into their lives. An excellent procedural."
The Pittsburgh Homicide squad catches two new cases, both with ties to the squad's rookie, Colleen Greer. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A COLOR SAMPLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Solid, useful information in attractive format. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A straightforward explication of color basics, telling how primary colors are mixed to make secondary and intermediate colors; how other hues are created, including the darkening, lightening, and muting effects of black and white; and how pattern and juxtaposition change the eye's response and create optical illusions. Read full book review >

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HANDSIGNS by Kathleen Fain
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not as imaginative as Laura Rankin's The Handmade Alphabet (1991), but a useful addition to a small field and a fine illustration debut for Fain. (Picture book. 3-9)"
To introduce American Sign, ``the fourth most-used language in the United States,'' a simple alphabet, from anteater to zebra, in a generous square format that nicely accommodates appealing, handsomely designed color portraits of the animals- -quietly escaping their boundaries into the surrounding white space—plus, on each page, the appropriate letter (cap and l.c.) and a clear depiction of its handsign. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS by Kathleen Baldwin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"Baldwin's tale lacks the fizzy pop of Sarah Zettel's Palace of Spies series, but romance readers who prize both brains and valor in a heroine will be pleased to make Georgie's acquaintance. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12-18)"
A romantic adventure set amid the chaos of the Napoleonic era. Read full book review >

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THORNHILL  by Kathleen Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A semi-climactic confrontation leaves characters poised for Book 3; only series devotees will be as well. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The plot wallows as Mackenzie struggles to reunite with her werewolf boyfriend, Kyle, in this sequel to Hemlock (2012). Read full book review >