Search Results: "Leslie Maitland"


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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MAITLAND by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"A world-weary but hopeful hero, a nice eye for the difference between professional and emotional involvement, and almost too much action for Maitland to handle. Hunt could be Elmore Leonard's less humorous son."
An antiques dealer who moonlights as a bounty hunter runs into enough trouble to make him wonder whether he should have stuck to his day job. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A poignantly rendered, impeccably researched tale of a rupture healed by time."
Love lost in Alsace during World War II, rediscovered 50 years later in New Jersey. Read full book review >

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GET MAITLAND by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2011

"The usual beautifully judged action sequences are spiced by some piquant fish-out-of-water situations. Even though it's perfectly obvious where this high-speed, high-casualty adventure is going, readers who come along for the ride are promised a whale of a time."
Evan Maitland, the world's most violence-prone antiques dealer, finds more of the usual even in merry old England. Read full book review >

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MAITLAND UNDER SIEGE by James Patrick Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Even more tough, expertly staged action than Hunt's strong debut (Maitland, 2005). The pace lags only during rare moments when the characters stop to think and feel."
"I'm not going to get shot again," Chicago bounty hunter Evan Maitland tells his antique-shop partner on his way out of town to retrieve a bail-jumping killer. Right. 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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COMPANY OF LIARS by Karen Maitland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Decidedly not your English teacher's Chaucer, but creepy, suspenseful fun."
Nine pilgrims try to outrun the Black Death in first novelist Maitland's sensational take on The Canterbury Tales. Read full book review >

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BABEL by Barry Maitland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Maitland has always been a notable spinner of mysteries, but his fifth case continues to extend his range, depth, and mastery into Ruth Rendell territory."
The shooting of a controversial prof in front of horrified witnesses reunites shaky DS Kathy Kolla, sidelined after the traumatic showdown of Silvermeadow (2002), with Chief Inspector David Brock. Read full book review >

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ASH ISLAND by Barry Maitland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Once again, Maitland plots and writes with furious intensity. Though this second chapter in the Belltree trilogy assumes considerable knowledge of the first and ends as inconclusively as you'd expect, it certainly does a fine job setting fans up for the third and final chapter."
DS Harry Belltree ruffled and singed so many feathers in Sydney Homicide in his explosive first appearance (Crucifixion Creek, 2014, etc.) that he's been rusticated to far-off Newcastle. It's not nearly far enough to ensure the safety of himself, his blind, pregnant wife, Jenny, or assorted well-connected lowlifes. Read full book review >

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THE RAVEN'S EYE by Barry Maitland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"The complications may be far-fetched, but Maitland's ability to root them deeply in the psychology of his characters and spring surprises that seem as inevitable as they are unexpected make for another deeply satisfying case."
The financial pinch has come to the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crime Squad, along with all manner of cutting-edge technology that's supposed to allow the police to do more with less. And it would be hard to say which of the two is the bigger problem. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA MANSIONS by Barry Maitland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Satisfyingly rich fare for puzzle addicts and conspiracy theorists alike, capped by a string of climactic fireworks that are still exploding in the very last paragraph."
A pair of murders apparently related only by their proximity in time and place—London's normally homicide-free Chelsea district—provides the latest challenge for the Met's DI Kathy Kolla and DCI David Brock (Dark Mirror, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MALCONTENTA by Barry Maitland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The ever-more-loose-cannon-coppers structure lends the escalating revelations about Alex Petrou and his employers a depth, bite, and nuance that are well worth the inevitable implausibility."
Exiled for a year from the Metropolitan Police to the Family and Juvenile Crime unit in the Kent County CID, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla thinks she'd like nothing better than a juicy sudden death. Read full book review >