Search Results: "Les Garnas"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 2, 2012

"A useful handbook for those who want to build mutually beneficial relationships in a business context."
A serviceable addition to the crowded field of how-to-network guides. Read full book review >

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A CARROT FOR THE DONKEY by Les Roberts
Released: April 17, 1989

L.A. actor/sleuth Saxon's third venture (Not Enough Horses; An Infinite Number of Monkeys) finds him toughing it out south of the border—in search of movie-mogul Mark Evering's drugged-out daughter Merissa, who took off for there with a sleaze lawyer, 40-ish Martin Swanner, whose money comes from junk and defrauding illegal aliens. Read full book review >

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DEAL TO DIE FOR by Les Standiford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Standiford's Miami and his quirky characters wouldn't be out of place on a shelf with Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen, while his choreographed action scenes recall John D. MacDonald. ($25,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
In the third outing for his southern Florida builder John Deal (Done Deal, 1993; Raw Deal, 1994), Standiford blends vivid settings, tension, and cinematic action to illuminate the internal journeys of an intriguing mix of characters. Read full book review >

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THE PUTT AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Les Standiford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2000

"Further proof that both comedy and golf are hard and need to be taken seriously."
A relentlessly unfunny comic novel about golf and Armageddon by Abbott and eight other writers, each of whom contribute a chapter (a la 1997's Naked Came the Manatee): Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W. Hall, Tami Hoag, Tim O'Brien, Ridley Pearson, and Standiford. Read full book review >

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HAVANA RUN by Les Standiford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2003

"Bring back the brio."
The world is too much with John Deal, once the very model of a genre swashbuckler (Bone Key, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"A delightfully evocative farmhouse tale; as satisfying as a summer evening on a French terrace with a cool glass of rosé in hand."
A California couple realize their ambition of owning a house in rural France in this debut memoir by Les Américains. Read full book review >

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SEEING THE ELEPHANT by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1992

"A semi-hardboiled trip down memory lane, then, guided by a capable old pro."
L.A. actor/sleuth Saxon (Snake Oil, etc.) flies to Chicago, his hometown, to attend the funeral of Gavin Cassidy, a cop who moonlighted as an actor and was Saxon's mentor at the North State Street Theatre Guild. Read full book review >

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DEAL WITH THE DEAD by Les Standiford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2001

"Standiford's very real talent can make standard stuff seem fresher than it is."
In his sixth outing (Presidential Deal, 1998, etc.), John Deal meets an old friend and copes with a new nemesis—aside from that it's business as usual. Read full book review >

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THE FORTY FATHOM BANK by Les Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 1994

"A pithy one-hour read for literary fishing enthusiasts."
A shark fisherman's greed and paranoia foul his get-rich-quick scheme in this tidy novella (self-published in 1984). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A timely, exciting exploration of how the underground agenda of a few radicals paved the road to American democracy."
An intriguing new look at the political and economic crises that prompted a secret society of American citizens into actions that incited the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"A lot of information crammed into a few pages, but the modest thesis rings true."
Novelist and popular historian Standiford (Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision of Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army, 2008, etc.) revisits the genesis of the great English writer's most enduring book. Read full book review >

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THE LEMON CHICKEN JONES by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1994

A year after has-been comic Nappy Kane settles down with his Hong Kong mail-order bride, Doll, and a few weeks after he puts all his property in her name, surprise! she's cleaned out his house and taken off, and he goes crying to actor/detective Saxon (Seeing the Elephant, 1992, etc.) to track her down. Read full book review >