Search Results: "Leslie Heywood"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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PRETTY GOOD FOR A GIRL by Leslie Heywood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A rousing critique of what can go awry in the world of women athletes and a passionate plea to value sports for the sense of competence they can so often bring to young females."
A stirring account of one female athlete's struggles in an arena defined by males. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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LEADING LADY by Heywood Gould
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2008

"Veteran screenwriter and novelist Gould (Double Bang, 1988, etc.) writes with infectious crackle and humor. Colorful back stories peppered throughout add tension."
A streetwise petty criminal and an exotic dancer shake a criminal dynasty up—and down. Read full book review >

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BLUE WOLF IN GREEN FIRE by Joseph Heywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A bit plot-heavy, perhaps, but our stalwart hero and his sexy girlfriend make a couple most readers will enjoy trekking with."
Conservation Officer Grady Service, who patrols the vast, imaginary Mosquito Tract in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a man made "to live big and hard," which is why he loves his job so much—the breathtaking beauty of his surroundings, the paradoxical savagery of the animals and weather, and, of course, the irresistible pull of danger. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWFLY by Joseph Heywood
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"More Pynchon than Percival, this madcap fish story updates the Grail quest with unsettling violence, preposterous schemers, and an abundance of randy women who dispense pithy statements on the meaning of life—and can't wait to jump into the nearest trout stream."
Heywood's fourth (The Domino Conspiracy, 1992, etc.), a mystical, irreverent wisdom quest, imagines a vast international conspiracy that links spies, loquacious sexpots, bumbling journalists, a famous macho writer, and trout fishers hunting for a mythic insect. Read full book review >

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RED JACKET by Joseph Heywood
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Heywood's dialogue-driven story, which manages to be both brisk and lumbering, reads less like a self-contained tale than the opening salvo in an ongoing saga—which presumably is just the idea."
The creator of the Grady Service Woods Cop adventures (Strike Dog, 2007, etc.) launches a new series that follows the adventures of another Upper Michigan game warden a century earlier. Read full book review >

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ICE HUNTER by Joseph Heywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Heywood (The Snowfly, 2000, etc.) spices Grady's debut with signs of corruption deeper than a midwinter snow stretching all the way from industrial polluters to the statehouse."
Conservation Officer Grady Service thinks nothing could be worse than the early release of Limpy Allerdyce, incorrigible poacher and attempted murderer, who's returned from prison to the pristine vistas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula just in time for the busy summer season. Read full book review >

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STRIKE DOG by Joseph Heywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though some spread around the middle slows the action a bit, Heywood's colorful cast is, as usual, redemptive."
Michigan Conservation Officer Grady Service (Running Dark, 2005, etc.) tracks a savage new species: the serial cop killer. Read full book review >

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STRIKE DOG by Joseph Heywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though some spread around the middle slows the action a bit, Heywood's colorful cast is, as usual, redemptive."
Michigan Conservation Officer Grady Service (Running Dark, 2005, etc.) tracks a savage new species: the serial cop killer. Read full book review >

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RUNNING DARK by Joseph Heywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Engrossing stuff. Lots of well-plotted action and an offbeat, affecting love story."
The year 1974 marks an increasingly bitter war in the Michigan backwoods that the bad guys keep winning. Read full book review >

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THE DOMINO CONSPIRACY by Joseph Heywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

A dense and often plodding thriller—more cold-war espionage- -from the author of The Berkut (1987), etc. In early 1961, on the eve of the Vienna Summit in which new President Kennedy and Russian Premier Khrushchev will first take each other's measure, disaster looms. Read full book review >