Search Results: "Ken Sharp"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"Informative and detailed, but intended for the Kiss Army, not civilians."
Amalgam of material gathered in 1979 and contemporary interviews with members and associates of the veteran theatrical rock band Kiss. Read full book review >

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NOTHIN' TO LOSE by Ken Sharp
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A rollicking oral history of the one-time 'hottest band in the land.'"
Through scores of interviews with band members, fans, roadies, rival musicians and label executives, Sharp (Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy, 2010, etc.) and KISS co-founders Stanley and Simmons have put together a complete history of the band's rise to superstardom. Read full book review >

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NEXT EARTH by Ken Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"Probes the connectedness of individuals and the wider world."
In this spiritually focused debut, the People strive to understand the world and themselves after calamity gives humanity a fresh start. Read full book review >

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WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU by Lydia Sharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A hopeful premise damaged by an improbable plot and unlikely characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When SoCal native Gabi moves to Alaska, she expects to always be a fish out of water, but in just a short time, she learns to call the frozen tundra home. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A dispensable take on fiscal misdeeds that await perceptive coverage."
A hit-or-miss recap of events leading up to a 1993 decision by Prudential Securities to settle fraud charges with the SEC, albeit without admitting guilt, from a journalist who is not up to the job of explaining, let alone illuminating, a perdurable scandal. Read full book review >

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MAMA GETS TRASHED by Deborah Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"The odd amalgam of porn, gossip and family values overlaid with forced humor is much less fun than Mama Sees Stars (2011)."
The Bauer gals bicker their way through marital woes, engagement snafus and sexual innuendos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2013

"A small book featuring an enormous amount of hard-won personal experience, calcifying into a commanding, reassuring guide for addicts to reclaim their lives."
A step-by-step manual for quitting crystal meth, for addicts and those who want to help them. Read full book review >

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CROWS OVER A WHEATFIELD by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"This time out, the author has apparently decided to preach to the converted, offering not healing love or cool logic but ideology. (Author tour)"
Criminal lawyer and novelist Sharp (Lost in Jersey City, 1993, etc.) stakes out a political agenda in this tale of child abuse and two women who crusade against it. Read full book review >

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FOURTH DAY by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Charlie, whose most distinctive quality is her killer instinct, gets quite a physical and emotional working over. Will it soften her up next time around?"
Charlie Fox, her SIG loaded and aimed, infiltrates a California cult that's been stockpiling ammo. Read full book review >

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LOST IN JERSEY CITY by Paula Sharp
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Sharp painstakingly sets up a number of comic situations that fizzle out disappointingly in the end—but this antic novel charms nevertheless with its frantic humor and roguish cast."
A Baton Rouge matron flees to Jersey City to start life anew, only to find herself in a no-man's-land of rent strikes, hired thugs, and life-threatening potholes—in this earthy comedy by Sharp (The Imposter, 1991; The Woman Who Was Not All There, 1988). Read full book review >

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DIE EASY by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"Sharp delivers another solid entry in a series that consistently delivers a world-weary heroine who can outdo any man who crosses her path."
Sharp's latest entry in her Charlie Fox series has her gritty heroine making a Die Hard-inspired stand in the Big Easy. Read full book review >