Search Results: "Kathleen Tierney"


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BLOOD ORANGES by Kathleen Tierney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Sly, sardonically nasty and amusingly clever."
First of a wisecracking supernatural horror series, from an author who's better known as Caitlín R. Kiernan (The Drowning Girl, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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RED DELICIOUS by Kathleen Tierney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Another defiantly over-the-top yarn that breaks every rule in the book, mostly with advance warning, and succeeds by being even more flagrantly disgraceful than its predecessor."
Another wisecracking supernatural horror yarn (Blood Oranges, 2013) expressed in what used to be known as splatterpunk mode. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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FATHER TIERNEY STUMBLES by John Shekleton
Released: June 28, 2011

"An author's note reveals Shekleton's intention to continue with Father Tierney's story, and a considerable number of readers may want to accompany him further in this exploration of faith, identity and community."
Shekleton (A Jesuit Tale, 2000) begins his second novel moments after the title character, a closeted gay Catholic priest, tests HIV-positive. Read full book review >

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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who crave innovation should look elsewhere, but Raine's work will please readers with more conservative tastes."
Quiet strength and humility infuse the oeuvre of this British nonagenarian, whose first book of verse appeared in 1943—although this volume really should have been called "selected," as the poet has chosen to exclude many poems from the books that comprise it. Read full book review >

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KILLING FROST by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2015

"Deets winds up the case in routine but satisfying fashion. The real prize here is the tone, which Tierney keeps expertly hovering between compassionate valediction and civic outrage."
Tierney celebrates the 25th anniversary of Indianapolis shamus Deets Shanahan's debut with an autumnal 11th case whose subject is its biggest mystery. Read full book review >

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GOOD TO THE LAST KISS by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Every year the genre has its Goliaths, bigger and better ballyhooed than this modest entry. Come Edgar time, however, Tierney's well-written, tidily plotted, character-driven David of a book deserves to be remembered."
Tierney (Bullet Beach, 2011, etc.) serves up a dark, twisty little gem in which a pair of embittered detectives and a not-quite-dead victim combine irresistibly. Read full book review >

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THE CONCRETE PILLOW by Ronald Tierney
Released: April 19, 1995

"Despite all the action, though, geriatric poster-child Shanahan—now in a fourth outing—doesn't seem feeble, just understandably world-weary."
Nobody in Luke Lindstrom's family wants him to hire aging Indianapolis p.i. Read full book review >

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ECLIPSE OF THE HEART by Ronald Tierney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"MacGuffin-hunting, and now and then dips into bathos, but his writerly skills are also evident."
Melancholy derring-do introducing celibate-homosexual Zachary Grayson, a stodgy, middle-aged San Francisco food writer, whose life is turned upside down when he's befriended by the companionable Manny, who suggests he accompany him to Puerto Vallarta. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WAY TO LOSE A WAR by Dominic Tierney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tierney is clearly not optimistic about real change in the near future, but his useful book's coda offers some interesting long-term strategies to avoid endless war in the future."
A manifesto that offers alternative stratagems to waging war in a changing geopolitical landscape. Read full book review >

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BULLET BEACH by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Tierney is as entertaining as ever. In particular, thumbs up for the nice, understated septuagenarian love story."
In his 10th appearance, Deets Shanahan (Bloody Palms, 2008, etc.) becomes his brother's keeper, more or less. Read full book review >