Search Results: "Kirk Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

DIE-OFF by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Marquez's fifth (Redback, 2011, etc.) is chillingly descriptive and packed with suspense, secrets, violence and nonstop action."
A nefarious plot to kill off native species is just one of the cases a California Fish and Game officer must crack. Read full book review >

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NIGHT GAME by Kirk Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Superb suspense, culminating in an exhausting but satisfying series of chases, showdowns, and bitter glimpses of justice denied."
Splendid second outing in a procedural series (Shell Games, 2003) about a tough-as-nails California Fish & Game investigator busting a cabal of bear poachers. Read full book review >

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A KILLING IN CHINA BASIN by Kirk Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The plot is upstaged by the brooding characters, good and evil, the snappy rhythms of Russell's sharply observed prose and the promise of Raveneau's return."
After four action-packed procedurals starring California Fish and Game Warden John Marquez (Redback, 2011, etc.), Russell moves to the big city for a more traditional but equally powerful tale of crime and punishment. Read full book review >

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REDBACK by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Russell's narrative is so drastically compressed that you can barely take in the many action sequences, betrayals and violent deaths in this breathless survey of how much worse international trafficking has grown over the past 20 years."
Just how monstrous can the targets of the California Department of Fish and Game be? John Marquez's fourth case (Dead Game, 2005, etc.) provides a surprising answer. Read full book review >

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ONE THROUGH THE HEART by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2013

"Seasoned pro Russell showcases sturdy police work on a complicated case."
Nothing turns a cold case hotter than two partial skeletons and 14 skulls. Read full book review >

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SHELL GAMES by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Russell could, and should, take Marquez and this crew out again."
A special squad of undercover endangered-species investigators goes after poachers and ends up taking on a nightmarish international killer and the FBI. Read full book review >

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COUNTERFEIT ROAD by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"Dodging questions about why he's working a cold case when there's so much at stake in the volatile present, Raveneau connects the dots methodically and convincingly, though with little sense of urgency."
The coldest of cold cases meets the hottest of hot-button crimes for San Francisco's Inspector Ben Raveneau (A Killing in China Basin, 2011). Read full book review >

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DEAD GAME by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Russell tackles both action sequences and intractable moral problems with prose as sharp and efficient as a filleting knife."
The latest challenge for California Fish & Game Warden John Marquez is a group of poachers who kill sturgeon for caviar and aren't too solicitous about higher species either. Read full book review >

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The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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ELI, NO! by Katie Kirk
by Katie Kirk, illustrated by Katie Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Adult readers might want to suggest his family be in touch with the BadDog Trainers whose card appears on the opening spread; children will simply enjoy the havoc. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Geometric shapes, matte colors and few words tell the story of a beloved but not entirely trained pup. Read full book review >

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CAT POWER! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Covering the dreaded litter box, balls-of-string adventures, the scratching post and the dead-bird gift, there are purrs aplenty here for cat lovers. (CD) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Either a companion or counterpoint to Dogs Rule! (2003), these 18 poems celebrate the lovable quirks, reproach the annoying traits and acknowledge the different personalities of all kinds of cats. Read full book review >

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BUS STOP, BUS GO! by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

A hamster stages a cage-break on a school bus in this simple yet enjoyable piece of poetry, where the verse rolls along like the wheels on the bus, imparting a sweet momentum to the story. Read full book review >