Search Results: "Larry D. Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A bit overstated, but a clear warning against becoming someone who brings a smartphone to the dinner table."
A research psychologist argues that our overuse of technology and media is producing symptoms of serious psychological disorders. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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A THOUSAND FALLING CROWS by Larry D. Sweazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Sweazy (See Also Murder, 2015, etc.) never ties the two crime sprees together satisfactorily; it seems quite a coincidence that they're both raging simultaneously. But he knows everything there is to know about hope and hopelessness in 1934 Texas."
Just because he's lost an arm to Bonnie and Clyde doesn't mean a Texas Ranger has to hang up his spurs. Read full book review >

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SEE ALSO MURDER by Larry D. Sweazy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"A distinctive bonus, however, is that Marjorie, an indexer to the tips of her fingers, includes a draft index to her own first case. That's got to be unique in the annals of the genre."
A North Dakota farm wife-turned-indexer who's cared for her husband ever since an accident left him unable to take care himself takes on still another job—amateur sleuth—when someone begins cutting her neighbors' throats. Read full book review >

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SEE ALSO DECEPTION by Larry D. Sweazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"In truth, Sweazy gets by on the merest wisp of mystery, along with a severe economy of incidents of any kind."
Now that she's lost her nearest neighbors, the Knudsens, to a killer (See Also Murder, 2015), it's time for North Dakota indexer Marjorie Trumaine to lose her closest professional connection—the local librarian she constantly calls to check facts—the same way. Read full book review >

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THE INSANITY PLEA by Larry D. Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A slow-starting legal thriller that later shows its teeth with fierce courtroom drama."
In Thompson's (Dead Peasants, 2013, etc.) new legal thriller, an attorney works his first criminal case, defending his mentally ill brother against murder charges. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL by Larry D. Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Derivative thriller, competently plotted but awkwardly written."
Small-town lawyer faces off against corrupt drug-company CEO. Read full book review >

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WHERE I CAN SEE YOU by Larry D. Sweazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Versatile Sweazy (See Also Deception, 2016, etc.) punctuates the lawman's quest, laid-back yet urgent, with snatches of flash-forward dialogue that warn you not to expect a series. Well, we'll see."
A police detective returning to his Midwestern hometown is confronted by an unending stream of new crimes when he'd rather be investigating an old mystery close to his heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAN JACINTO by James Pohl
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 9, 2013

"Travelers to the battlefield will find this a useful companion, and economy-minded students of Texas history will welcome having Pohl's text at half the price of the print edition."
An accessible, well-illustrated study of one of the great turning points in American history—namely, the battle that established the independence of Texas. Read full book review >

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WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >