Search Results: "Larry Segriff"


BOOK REVIEW

CAT CRIMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"As in earlier entries in this long-running series (Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation, 1995, etc.), love of cats shines through a lot more clearly than love of mystery or suspense."
Nineteen new stories commemorating not just the December holidays but a veritable calendar of cats, from New Year's (Barbara Paul) to Martin Luther King Day (Jon L. Breen), Valentine's Day (Jeremiah Healy), Presidents' Day (Peter Crowther and Stewart von Allmen), St. Read full book review >

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CAT CRIMES THROUGH TIME by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Now that cats have turned up everywhere from the Scottish Highlands to yesterday's war-torn Beirut, expect next year's dispatch to come from the moons of Jupiter."
Not content with its dominion over the present (Cat Crimes for the Holidays, 1997, etc.), the master race now extends its reach back through history from ancient Egypt to the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Despite inevitable blemishes: a truly indispensable volume."
The latest in a long line of chatty demi-reference books for crime mavens (cf. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2000

"A useful survey, and a nicely varied compendium of vigorous tales."
"The severities of pioneer life yield up no Prousts," novelist McMurtry observes in his terse introduction to this varied gathering of short fiction by contemporary writers who "at one point or another in their careers have taken as their subject life in the American West." Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF THE DRAGON by Larry Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2011

"A dense but satisfying read that will please devotees of the blockbuster political thriller."
A timely, complex thriller about the global politics of fossil fuels, patents and the promise of technological progress. Read full book review >

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GREEN SUEDE SHOES by Larry Kirwan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2005

"Reader-friendly memoir by an author equally at home on the page and on the stage."
With ambivalent Irish-American panache, a politically oriented rock musician recounts his life in County Wexford and New York City. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW MARS by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 1999

"A brilliantly conceived, funny, exciting, nail-biting, heart-warming jaunt through weird and wonderful histories that never were."
Almost 30 years ago, Niven (the splendid Destiny's Road, 1997, etc.) wrote a handful of stories featuring Hanville Svetz of the Institute for Temporal Research. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2002 by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

Twenty pieces of the year's crop of short fiction that never fail to deliver what is expected but rarely take us anywhere but the expected. Read full book review >

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A ONCE PERFECT PLACE by Larry Maness
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Decent but uneven—with some distinctive village-character touches, a blandly brave hero (with a Lassie-like super-dog as sidekick), and a few intriguing toxic-waste details."
Cambridge, Mass., shamus Jake Eaton (Nantucket Revenge, 1995) is hired by imperious Mildreth Gibbon Preston to figure out what's going on up in Winslow, New Hampshire—where Mrs. Preston has just given the state 20,000 acres of pristine forest and mountain as a memorial to her late husband Oliver, a Nobel laureate and ``founder of the modern environmental movement.'' Specifically: Why has Colin Owens, the aerial surveyor assigned to do a flyover of the land, mysteriously disappeared? Read full book review >