Search Results: "Kenyon Farrow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"If this volume represents the next generation of activism, it will come as no surprise should the left continue to languish."
Self-proclaimed young activists write letters to their parents, to powerful politicians, even to their future selves. Read full book review >

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PECKOVER JOINS THE CHOIR by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 1994

"Grave matters like theft, homicide, sabotage, and germ warfare are no match for Peckover's indomitable levity."
The two newest members of the Sealeigh Choral Society—Chief Inspector Henry Peckover (fresh from his last undercover assignment in 1993's Kill the Butler!) and his sidekick Constable Jason Twitty- -clamber aboard, without benefit of auditions, just in time for a concert tour of Ghent, Gap, Bra, and Andorra—where they expect a continuation of the rash of thefts of religious artifacts (so far, a madonna, a chalice, and a bit from a crown of thorns) from sites the choir has been visiting. Read full book review >

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BORN OF SILENCE by Sherrilyn Kenyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"In space, no one can hear you scream. That's a good thing for those who love a well-written story and are trapped reading this one instead."
Remember how Darth Vader was a good guy, sort of? Keep that in mind as Kenyon's latest space oater in The League series unfolds. Read full book review >

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PECKOVER AND THE BOG MAN by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"A winner."
The author's spirit of unbridled irreverence and gift for conveying regional accents get full play here as Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Henry Peckover (Peckover Joins the Choir, 1994, etc.) finds himself in Inverballoch, a remote corner of Scotland. Read full book review >

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CITY OF ICE by John Farrow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"The pseudonymous Farrow (—a highly respected Canadian writer of literary fiction—) seeds his first thriller—and first US publication—with good scenes here and there, then plows them under all those pages."
A long, convoluted, debut thriller that's a test of reader stamina. Read full book review >

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THE STORM MURDERS by John Farrow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 2015

"One of the best mysteries from Canada in some time, this fourth book in a strong series is equally good at capturing the atmosphere of New Orleans and the distinctive qualities of Montreal."
After a farm couple is murdered in Montreal in the wake of a blizzard, newly retired DS Émile Cinq-Mars is asked by an FBI agent to look into possible connections with similar killings in New Orleans. Read full book review >

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ICE LAKE by John Farrow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2001

"As in his thriller debut, the pseudonymous Farrow (a 'Canadian writer of literary fiction') proves he can make interesting scenes. It's the meandering in between that gets him in trouble."
Montreal supercop Émile Cinq-Mars (City of Ice , 1999) returns, scores, and once again hangs about too long. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Webster's words will ring a resonant bell with the legions of GIs who rather enjoyed soldiering under fire but despised the military for its chickenshit rigidity."
It's a mystery why these splendid reminiscences of a gentleman ranker who served with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division in Europe during the climactic months of WW II were rejected by book publishers following their completion in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL THE BUTLER! by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"He should apply for a patent."
When rich old Lou Langley is killed in a suspicious accident on his Long Island estate, Chief Rosko of the Dunehampton police, eager to prove he's doing everything he can, gets the bright idea of planting an English detective in the household as a butler—and the job naturally falls to Henry Peckover, the poet of Scotland Yard (Peckover Holds the Baby, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A HUNDRED WHITE DAFFODILS by Jane Kenyon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though at times uneven and repetitive, this posthumous collection offers a rich and varied look into the working life of a well-loved American poet."
This somewhat choppy but affecting collection of translations, essays, interviews, and one new poem by Kenyon is indispensable reading for admirers of her work. Read full book review >