Search Results: "MacKenzie Bezos"


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THE TESTING OF LUTHER ALBRIGHT by MacKenzie Bezos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"There are no melodramatic excesses here, just the painful realization that a love that evades past injuries and present affronts isn't quite enough. A self-assured, distinguished debut."
A low-key but affecting portrait of a family whose admirable head has one fatal flaw. Read full book review >

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TRAPS by MacKenzie Bezos
Released: March 12, 2013

"This book's emotional remove is something of an asset, emphasizing the seriousness of the characters' predicaments without locking them into the stock, manipulative plots."
The lives of four troubled women converge outside Las Vegas in this follow-up from Bezos (The Testing of Luther Albright, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF DESPERATE GIRLS by Mackenzie Common
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Skip this exercise in white-savior narrative. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In the wake of the disappearance of her wealthy, white best friend, a white teenager in a small Ontario town investigates the murder of a classmate she doesn't know: a Native girl from the nearby reserve. Read full book review >

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SLEEPER by MacKenzie  Cadenhead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fresh, mostly successful thriller about vengeance, loyalty, and friendship. (Paranormal thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage girl suffering from a sleep disorder finds that an experimental drug cure comes with some unexpected and potentially deadly side effects. Read full book review >

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THE FALLEN by Jassy Mackenzie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"Jade's third caper (Stolen Lives, 2011, etc.) has an appealing edge and a strong yet vulnerable heroine, full of human flaws, though the plot once again runs a bit amok."
A hardboiled South African private eye blocks out her messy personal life long enough to find her friend's killer. Read full book review >

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LOOSE CANNON by Donald MacKenzie
Released: Dec. 10, 1993

"A tricky assignment for Raven—at loose ends on his Thames houseboat (Raven's Shadow, etc.) since wife Kirstie is away—and a mildly intriguing puzzle for the reader."
Philip Page, a product of the flaming 80's, made millions in a scheme (with a now-dead Pakistani) buying and selling factories to Consol Electric with a promise of lucrative contracts for the product involved. Read full book review >

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THE REFUGE by Kenneth Mackenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"The novel maps a state of torment which, sadly, has not been rendered lucidly."
A crime reporter is thrown into turmoil by the death of his refugee lover in this final novel by an acclaimed and troubled Australian writer. Read full book review >

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THE EYES OF THE GOAT by Donald MacKenzie
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"MacKenzie (By Any Illegal Means, 1990, etc. etc.) has done much better."
Confusion reigns when John Raven, London's ex-Detective- Inspector, now a private investigator, gets involved in a high- stakes undercover scheme to buy coded computer discs from the files of the old Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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GIFTS OF WAR by Mackenzie Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"Stiff-upper-lip storytelling redeemed by flashes of feeling and a welter of period detail."
Pedestrian fiction debut by a pseudonymous British historian combines espionage and romance against a World War I background. Read full book review >

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STOLEN LIVES by Jassy Mackenzie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"Jade's sophomore adventure (Random Violence, 2010) provides a crackling pace and nonstop action, though little narrative finesse. Mackenzie's Johannesburg is as gritty and dangerous as noir L.A. or the drug meccas of South America."
A plucky p.i. gets more than she bargained for when she signs on as bodyguard to a high-maintenance matron. Read full book review >

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The Adventurers Troll Creek by Mackenzie Reide
Released: July 14, 2011

"An entertaining, if somewhat undemanding, YA adventure."
Reide's debut YA novel, the first book in her Adventurers series, offers a little bit of conflict and a lot of escapades. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 2015

"Readers looking for a swift adventure, full of salty cops and murky agents, will enjoy this latest contribution to the thriller genre."
Debut author Mackenzie offers a crime thriller centered on the unlikely pairing of a hard-nosed New York City cop and a beautiful Saudi Arabian princess. Read full book review >