Search Results: "Kent C. Gilmore"


BOOK REVIEW

KIRCHBORN by Kent C. Gilmore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A winning thriller."
A web of deception surrounds the murder of a valuable horse in this international thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GROUP OF ONE by Rachna Gilmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Development of some minor characters is weak (Raj, the father, never comes to life), but Tara, Rohini, and Naniji are strong women who fight back against the tone of didacticism that sometimes floats to the surface. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Irreverent and sassy, Tara-My-Stara (as her hip mom calls her) is determined to be a "regular Canadian," not a hyphenated one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"Not an essential volume, but Gilmore's angles are consistently provocative."
Essays on pop culture by longtime Rolling Stone contributor Gilmore, steeped in the same sensitivity to moral and emotional darkness that made his memoir, Shot in the Heart (1994), a classic American horror story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

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SHOT IN THE HEART by Mikal Gilmore
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Articulate, brave, and heartbreaking. (15 b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Rolling Stone; film rights to Alan Pakula; Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection; Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
In a narrative that holds all the morbid fascination of a bad car wreck, the kid brother of Gary Gilmore—immortalized in Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song, he campaigned for his own death and became the first person to be executed in America after the death penalty was reinstated in the 1970s—details a sickening family history of violence, rage, and lies that spans several generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPOSITION by Sarah Kent
Released: March 15, 1995

An installment of the ``Eyewitness Art'' series, this is an unmusty introduction to Western art, for teenagers and beyond; it dispels all stodginess, and invites even the most obtuse to sneak a peek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIVIL WAR by Zachary Kent
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Chronology, source notes, index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Heavily documented and with numerous contemporary quotes, a workmanlike history employing more temperate language than Bruce Catton's and painting a simple picture that may appeal to readers seeking accounts of the main battles. Read full book review >

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HOSTILE CONTACT by Gordon Kent
Released: July 8, 2003

"Longer than it should be and convoluted, but redeemed by some brilliant scenes and a thoroughly agreeable cast."
Swashbuckling US Navy Lieutenant-Commander Alan Craik (Top Hook, 2002, etc.) returns to earn the thanks of a grateful nation, not to mention his growing fan base. Read full book review >

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A DARKNESS DESCENDING by Christobel Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Those looking for fast-paced thrills will not find them in this literate, cerebral, decorously paced mystery that nevertheless holds readers' interest to the end."
A Florentine investigator seeks the reason for the suicide of a politically connected woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MURDER IN TUSCANY by Christobel Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Sandro's third case is a murky psychological thriller packed with complex, secretive characters and lush prose to match."
Despite his personal problems, melancholy private investigator Sandro Cellini is determined to ferret out a cunning killer who hides in plain sight among the rich and famous. Read full book review >