Search Results: "Martin Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

PLAIN HEATHEN MISCHIEF by Martin Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"With its impressive sweep and density, Clark's work triumphantly clears the second-novel hurdle. Don't miss it."
Big, boisterous and hugely enjoyable, Clark's second tracks the wild ride of a disgraced preacher across an American heartland pockmarked by scams and rackets. Read full book review >

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THE JEZEBEL REMEDY by Martin Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Clark seems to potentially have a good thing here with Joe and Lisa Stone, who come across as a laid-back, country-rock spin on Nick and Nora Charles. They deserve another (and, yes, better) chance."
One character says it all: "Hired guns and secret formulas. Damn." Read full book review >

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THE MANY ASPECTS OF MOBILE HOME LIVING by Martin Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2000

"But Clark's resourceful misadventurers are all originals. (Book-of- the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Plausibility flies out the window early on in this black-comic caper about a North Carolina Superior Court judge's walk on the wild side—in a first novel that actually becomes more credible and absorbing as the complications multiply and the body count rises. Read full book review >

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THE LEGAL LIMIT by Martin Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2008

"A masterful mix of legal arcana and white-knuckle suspense, with a dollop of dirty pork-barrel politicking for good measure."
Two brothers and a murder are at the heart of this fine, meaty legal thriller from circuit-court judge Clark (Plain Heathen Mischief, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Clark's observations of British political life are acute and his gossip hilarious."
The diaries of Clark, who held cabinet positions under British prime ministers Thatcher and Major from 1986 to 1992, have already caused something of a sensation in the UK. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Creative in its connections of genealogy and personal history."
An imaginative spiritual autobiography, by novelist and biographer Clark (James Beard, 1993; Mr. White's Confession, 1998; etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2011

"Though the book's message isn't new, patient readers may find new ways of thinking and relating to themselves and others."
Clark explores the idea of addiction as an American affliction, one that each of us must be aware of in order to recover. Read full book review >