Search Results: "Kirk Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

ANCIENT ONES by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"The villain's identity will be obvious to some, but Mitchell's busy mix of gruesome horror, romantic pratfalls, and eerie mysticism keeps the suspense uniformly high."
The goriest and funniest outing yet in a superior police procedural series involving Bureau of Indian Affairs investigator Emmet Parker and FBI Agent Anna Turpinseed (Spirit Sickness, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRY DANCE by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1999

"A breathless page-turner that overcomes its by-the-numbers plotting and gore with memorable Native American myths and an outdoorsman's respect for the Southwest's brutal beauty."
A derivative but nonetheless nail-bitingly intense hunt for a psychokiller through southwestern Indian reservations, tawdry casinos, and brooding Grand Canyon scenery, featuring dogged Bureau of Indian Affairs homicide investigator Emmett Quanah Parker and spunky rookie FBI special agent Anna Turpinseed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY WOMAN FALLING by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"An awful lot of crucial information depends on hypnosis and Turnipseed's dreams. In addition, there's numbing aeronautic detail, some grisly death sequences, and a rather touching ending to the Parker-Turnipseed romance."
Native American myth, Oneida land claims, and psychosis complicate the latest case of Indian Affairs specialists Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed (Ancient Ones, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREDERICKSBURG by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"A highly original work of historical fiction."
An impressive addition to the list of recent, grimly realistic (and well-researched) novels about the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW ON THE VALLEY by Kirk Mitchell
Released: Feb. 18, 1994

"Neither the heat of battles well reconstructed nor the many details of a pivotal Civil War campaign can long disguise the implausibility and confusion of this thriller run amok."
Roaming far from the California settings of his earlier novels (With Siberia Comes a Chill, 1991; Black Dragon, 1988), Mitchell reappears with a richly historical, if far-fetched and overwrought, tale of a mad killer loose among the Union Army laying waste to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in the last year of the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT SICKNESS by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2000

"Marshall's a pretty good writer, and if he can take it down a decibel or two—in Hillerman country it's called restraint—good things might develop for this series."
A suspense novel that jogs along after Tony Hillerman—and stumbles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITH SIBERIA COMES A CHILL by Kirk Mitchell
Released: Feb. 4, 1990

Intra-Kremlin rivalries bring murder and the threat of diplomatic disaster to San Francisco, host city to the fledgling United Nations in the last days of WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONI MITCHELL by Malka Marom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"The gifted, adventurous musician talks as brilliantly as she writes and sings."
Three deep-running interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell, by singer-journalist Marom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MITCHELL ON THE MOON by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A rollicking Halloween adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who will save the moon? Read full book review >