Search Results: "Lou Allin"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE LEARNING IS A MURDEROUS THING by Lou Allin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"The staccato, herky-jerky prose is distracting, but the quirky humor and red herrings—or quail, as the case may be—are thoroughly enjoyable."
A professor's toil in the mines of Copper University's English department is unpleasantly relieved when a student falls from a library window to her death at the teacher's feet. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO DID by Lou Allin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"The latest from veteran Allin (Contingency Plan, 2012, etc.) is a mediocre mystery whose historical information makes it worth reading."
It's 1896 in British Columbia, and a young police officer is working a case that's deeply personal to him. Read full book review >

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MAN CORN MURDERS by Lou Allin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Departing from her Belle Palmer series (Memories Are Murder, 2007, etc.), Allin paints an enticing portrait of the Southwest and adds appealing sleuths, a touch of romance and enough red herrings for an enjoyable mystery."
For all its austere beauty, southwestern Utah proves a place of great danger for a visiting journalist. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS KID by Michael Allin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"A first novel from screenwriter Allin (Zarafa, 1998) that's more predictable than picaresque."
College kid in a Santa suit hitchhikes home for Christmas, meets colorful characters, cops give chase. Read full book review >

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FULL SPECTRUM 2 by Lou Aronica
Released: April 20, 1989

A large collection of 27 stories ranging, as the title implies, from science fiction through fantasy and magic realism to mainstream religious, and from famous names to unknowns making debuts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"An inspiring illumination of a hero who deserves recognition."
Ureneck (Journalism/Boston Univ.; Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream and Five Acres in Maine, 2011, etc.) brings to light the miracles of a little-known hero.Read full book review >

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BUT WHEN SHE WAS BAD... by Lou Peddicord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lively and well-written, but not persuasive: Annie's too obviously bad to be credible as a truly wicked woman."
A debut about fathers and children that should be affecting but, instead, is a breezy tale of a good guy outwitting a nasty, scheming woman who wants to keep everything for herself, including his son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESIDENT REAGAN by Lou Cannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 1991

"Complementing Garry Wills's Reagan's America (1986), this is a generous and informative commentary of a presidency that will not soon be forgotten. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for July)"
In this monumental (752-page) review of Reagan's White House years, veteran Washington Post correspondent and Reagan-watcher Cannon (Reagan, 1982; Ronnie and Jessie, 1969) cements his reputation as one of the fairest and most knowledgeable reporters on the former President of his legacy. Read full book review >

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MARGERY WILLIAMS’S THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Lou Fancher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Why not just wait? (Picture book. 3-5)"
In his note to the reader, Fancher (The Range Eternal, p. 1222, etc.) writes, "I've shortened the text to allow more room for the artwork," as an explanation for this abbreviated version of the beloved classic. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON'S MARE by Lou Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"The intentions are clear, the images vivid, but the cumulative effect is that of a dense piece of pretentious writing accessible to only the most persistent."
A collage of images and ideas—which both reconstruct and deconstruct as feminist writer Robinson's protagonist searches for identity and meaning through words. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"As indispensable as it is incomplete. (Author tour)"
This reporter's ambitious reconstruction of the Rodney King case presents a sobering image, not just of Los Angeles, but of judicial mayhem and political exploitation. Read full book review >