Search Results: "M. J. Locke"


BOOK REVIEW

UP AGAINST IT by M. J. Locke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Gripping, well-rounded hard sci-fi, satisfyingly concluded while nicely poised for sequels."
Disaster threatens the survival of an asteroid colony in Locke's part thriller, part survival epic (as Laura J. Mixon, she wrote Burning the Ice, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Narrow in scope, uninteresting in execution."
Dispatches from the frontal lobe of a Web consultant: collection of personal essays originally published and distributed online. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Locke, having stockpiled an acclaimed array of crime novels (Pleasantville, 2015, etc.), deserves a career breakthrough for this deftly plotted whodunit whose writing pulses throughout with a raw, blues-inflected lyricism."
What appears at first to be a double hate crime in a tiny Texas town turns out to be much more complicated—and more painful—than it seems. Read full book review >

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BLACK WATER RISING by Attica Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Locke expertly etches a portrait of her anxiety-ridden protagonist, and she animates the complex plot with the assurance of a practiced screenwriter (she's currently working on an HBO series about civil rights)."
A debut thriller about an African-American lawyer with some difficult clients and a radical past. Read full book review >

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Z:  ZOMBIE STORIES by J. M.  Lassen
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"For those zombie enthusiasts who haven't already collected the other anthologies in which most of these were previously published. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Another anthology shambles onto the zombie bandwagon. Read full book review >

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KEPT IN THE DARK by J. Ronald M. York
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A provocative collection of family correspondence, but one that will leave readers with unanswered questions."
A largely epistolary debut memoir about a shocking family secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON  by Katherine Locke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-18)"
The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor finds herself transported back in time to East Berlin circa 1988 in this time-travel mystery debut. Read full book review >