Search Results: "Kathleen Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2010

"Kent has more fun with the Londoners—Johnny Depp could play almost any of the baddies—than her somewhat morose ancestors, but she lovingly captures their daily grind and brings looming dangers, whether man or beast, to harrowing life."
In this prequel to The Heretic's Daughter (2008), Kent tells the fictionalized story of her ancestor Martha Carrier's courtship with her future husband years before she became a victim of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2008

"Serviceable, if unexciting, historical fiction with a feminist perspective."
A first-time novelist recreates her family's involvement in the Salem witch trials. Read full book review >

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THE DIME by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing. Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman."
Kent (The Outcasts, 2013, etc.) introduces a tough and engaging new detective in this police thriller set in Dallas. Read full book review >

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THE OUTCASTS by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A cinematic but refreshingly unsentimental take on the classic Western, starring a woman who is no romantic heroine, but a definite survivor."
After two novels re-imagining the history of her own New England ancestors (The Heretic's Daughter, 2008; The Traitor's Wife (originally entitled The Wolves of Andover, 2010)), Kent turns her attention to post-Civil War Texas, where law and morality are far more elastic. Read full book review >

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GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

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PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

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THE CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >

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TOP HOOK by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Paranoia powered on Ludlumite. Time for fans to refuel."
Third in the Alan Craik naval intelligence series by a pseudonymous father/son team of retired naval intelligence officers, picking up where Peacemaker (2001) left off. Read full book review >

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DEVIL-DEVIL by Graeme Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A maverick police sergeant meets his match in a single-minded American nun. Read full book review >

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"But this is a heartfelt first adventure as well, treating duty, honor, and commitment with such unabashed seriousness that readers may be led into rethinking them."
An impressive debut about a young naval intelligence officer who pursues his father's murderer with Hamlet-like passion. Read full book review >