Search Results: "Kevin P. Keating"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS by Kevin P. Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"That's a rare philosophical observation in an overwrought work that puts sensationalism ahead of vision."
Star quarterback, apostate priest, CEO, whore. They're a motley crew with a common fate in store: humiliation. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTIVE CONDITION by Kevin P. Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"There's a substantial gap between the author's dark vision and the characters who must enact it."
Keating's second novel is a study of small-town misery and depravity, with Gothic trimmings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"Much more than just an overview of how new DNA research has enlightened our understanding of anxiety, this is an empowering guide to combating the stress epidemic."
New scientific evidence shows that anxiety can become embedded in a person's biology as early as in utero. As a longtime psychology professor shows, this discovery provides unprecedented insight into why some people are locked into a perpetual anxious state and how social practices can break the cycle. Read full book review >

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TAINTED LOVE by Kevin P. Martin
Released: July 26, 2012

"A unique reading experience with a grin-inducing technique that manages to impress even when the execution misses a beat."
In this quixotic epic fantasy, every line of dialogue is a 1980s song lyric. Read full book review >

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THE RHOBERTS BROTHERS by Kevin P. Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2006

"Tiresome, puerile splatter-fest."
Killing is a family affair in this lame-brained action thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"The occasional distractions of pop-business cheerleading notwithstanding, if the book evokes a few creative ideas, it will have done good service."
Why think outside the box? Write business consultants Coyne and Coyne, "the key is to find just the right box in which to think." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DETECTIVE IN LOVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Transcends Harriet's debut (The Hard Detective, 2000) to join Keating's trenchant studies of The Rich Detective (1993), The Good Detective (1995), The Soft Detective (1998), and The Bad Detective (1999)."
Because you never know when Eros may strike without warning or pity, John Piddock has an unusually broad-minded agreement with his wife, Det. Supt. Read full book review >

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CRIME WAVES I by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Low-key and diverting, though lacking a standout."
Retiring after a 25-year stewardship as editor of the annual Crime Writers Association anthology, Herbert Harris is replaced, this year, by critic/mystery writer Keating, who includes three original stories (Catherine Aird's slight car-mishap; Mike Ripley's droll plot against Shakespeare; and Michael A. Lewin's hilarious spin on Dan Quayle as an accidental detective), six EQMM reprints (his own paean to ``The Speckled Band''; David Williams's clever customs comeuppance; Robert Barnard's truly malicious tale of seasonal giving; Julian Symons's elegantly written suburban nightmare; Reginald Hill's melodramatic horror story; and Susan Moody's twist on the writer's experience with crime), plus eight stories unfamiliar to American readers from such as Antonia Fraser (Jemima Shore in jeopardy), Michael Gilbert (a keen look at business improprieties), Liza Cody (hooliganism at a theme park), and Simon Brett (a long, drawn-out bit of fatherly advice). Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTFOX YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sweet reminder that being a middle school girl is about far more than boys and makeup. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When your best friend lives on the other side of the world, it can be hard to stay best friends. Read full book review >

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DOING WRONG by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Please To Vote for Communist Party (Marxist'')—and Inspector Ghote's ineffable charm. (Author tour)"
Inspector Ganesh Ghote has barely had time to clear off his desk since Cheating Death (p. 888) when he's called out on the strangling of Mrs. Shoba Popatkar, late Minister of Railways and sempiternal do-gooder. Read full book review >

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PLAY FOR ME by Céline Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A promising premise sadly underdeveloped."
Empty nester has whirlwind affair with indie rock guitarist, with predictable results, in Keating's second novel (Layla, 2013).Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING DETECTIVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"As thin a mystery as Keating has ever set, without the complexity of morals and motives that marks his best work."
The new chief constable of Greater Birchester Police gives Det. Supt. Harriet Martens (A Detective Under Fire, 2004, etc.) two weeks to solve a 30-year-old murder. Read full book review >