Search Results: "Lynn Hightower"


BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNES OF THE DEAD by Lynn Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The wholesale violence, often ugly but never gratuitous, satisfyingly confirms Lena's belief that 'there are no good guys, there are no bad guys, there are only guys.'"
Hightower returns from the crossover territory of High Water (2002) to a sixth case for overconnected Kentucky private eye Lena Padget. Read full book review >

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EVEN IN DARKNESS by Lynn Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"The latest from Hightower (The Piper, 2013, etc.) is psychologically compelling, but its revelations are unevenly paced, some coming too soon to generate much suspense and others presented as mere afterthoughts."
To save those she loves, an evangelist must confront an evildoer desperate for salvation. Read full book review >

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HIGH WATER by Lynn Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2002

"The story hurtles along as rapidly as any of Hightower's police procedurals or thrillers (The Debt Collector, 2000, etc.) but finds room for a world of family pain and southern warmth."
A mother's apparently decorous passing is only the opening act in a South Carolina family's dance with violent death. Read full book review >

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THE DEBT COLLECTOR by Lynn Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2000

"Even without the hard core of logic that marks Sonora's best cases, Hightower (No Good Deed, 1998, etc.) evokes a world richer in possibilities of guilt and redemption than most crime novelists' unqualified successes."
According to Joy Stinnet, the last of the home-invasion victims to die—and her brutal, tender death scene is the first tip-off that Hightower's fifth police novel is up to something special—the Stinnet home was broken into by two men and an angel. Read full book review >

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THE PIPER by Lynn Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"Hightower takes a break from her three series characters (Fortunes of the Dead, 2003, etc.) for a stand-alone nightmare that will keep you awake till the last page and maybe even afterward."
A mother with a troubled family past flees her ruined marriage to a peripatetic manager only to realize that you can't go home again, especially if you're sharing your home with a truly malignant ghost. Read full book review >

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FLASHPOINT by Lynn S. Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1995

"Hightower takes one of the hoariest clichÇs in the genrethe psychokiller doubled with the cop on the edgeand by reimagining psycho and cop as three-dimensional women, produces something miraculously fresh and harrowing."
Hightower, whose Satan's Lambs (1993) won a Shamus Award for best first p.i. novel, shows an equally gritty mastery of the police procedural with this tale of homicide cop Sonora Blair, one tough ladyjust ask her colleagues in the Cincinnati PD, or the ex-lover she briskly disposes ofwho meets her match, though, in the woman who's handcuffed Mark Daniels to the steering wheel of his brother's car, doused him in gasoline, and set him afire. Read full book review >

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EYESHOT by Lynn S. Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The story doesn't have the fiery originality of Flashpoint (1995)—Hightower makes every move as foreseeable as a train wreck from a mountaintop vista—but it hurtles along with as much velocity as one of those doomed trains. (Regional author tour)"
Julia Winchell's not coming back. Read full book review >

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SATAN'S LAMBS by Lynn S. Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1993

"For Hightower's first hardcover: Great talk, heavy action, and, in Lena, a gritty lady with a future."
The drive for this suspense grabber set in Kentucky, about the search for a child held by cult creeps, is supplied by the tough, jumpy, compassionate-to-hurting p.i. Read full book review >

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GALILEO by Paul Hightower
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"An activities section at the end of the book offers instructions for making a thermometer, doing free- fall gravity experiments, using a pendulum, and constructing a telescope. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
An astonishing and readable account in the Great Minds of Science series that reveals how Galileo, a brilliant and creative scientist, ``among the first to practice the scientific method'' in the 17th century, was tried, convicted of heresy, and imprisoned for the rest of his life for observing, then teaching and writing about scientific theories that went against the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Reiser's illustrations are simple, expressive, brightly colored and full of joie de vivre. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What is most impressive about Reiser's Margaret and Margarita stories is the way she manages to transform the bilingual book from its roots as a story in which the text is simply given in two languages into a vehicle in which each version functions as a complement to the other. Read full book review >