Search Results: "Mark Nykanen"


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SEARCH ANGEL by Mark Nykanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Nykanen thinks he's written a devilishly entertaining serious novel about birth mothers and adopted children with this sickening blood-splash. Richard Laymon, your inheritor has arisen."
Another fiendishly detestable sexual-psycho-artistic serial killer from Nykanen. Read full book review >

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THE BONE PARADE by Mark Nykanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Pages bronzed with horror."
Detestable, far from stylish, but irresistible suspense thriller, with no shortage of the grisly and ghastly. Read full book review >

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HUSH by Mark Nykanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Chet's grim illness is ghastly, but the plot twists and climax are unsurprising, reducing this to a standard-issue thriller."
Overly familiar debut melodrama somewhat redeemed by one fresh theme, the use of art therapy to overcome childhood mutism. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S MARK by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"Heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Talk of the upcoming election permeates the African-American community because, for the first time, they will be permitted to vote alongside their white neighbors. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Providing an expansive view of Rothko and his milieu, and rich in information about the New York art scene—but a breathless enthusiasm for his subject leads Breslin to descriptive excess, especially with regard to individual paintings. (Color & b&w illustrations)"
The full-bodied fruit of seven years' labor—a zealous, uncommonly kind portrait of one of Abstract Expressionism's irascible masters—from Breslin (William Carlos Williams, 1970). Read full book review >

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MARK ROTHKO by Annie Cohen-Solal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A sure hit for fans of art history, and readers looking to understand modern art and especially abstraction will find this wonderfully enlightening."
Cohen-Solal's (Leo and His Circle: A Life of Leo Castelli, 2010, etc.) study of Mark Rothko (1903-1970) is notable for her ability to link his strong Jewish ties to his changing, evolving art. Her access to newly available archives enables her comprehensive portrait of the man.Read full book review >

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THE MARK by A. A. Peterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Stark and somber, like the protagonist's profession, but with a brooding ambience that will leave an imprint in readers' minds."
In Peterson's debut thriller, a contract killer's latest assignment puts him in danger and leaves him torn between revenge and protecting a woman he's only just met. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Alternating pages of text with captioned collages of mostly period photos, MacLeod traces the stellar public career and unhappy private life of the "first American celebrity." Read full book review >