Search Results: "Mary Willis Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED SCREAM by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1994

"Welcome to the big time, Mary Willis Walker (Zero at the Bone, 1991)."
Now that homicidal drifter Louie Bronk's about to be executed for a murder he committed 11 years ago, Texas reporter Molly Cates, whose one claim to fame is her book on Louie, prepares her last article on the case. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Check your political sympathies at the door, stock up on your blood-pressure medication, and enjoy. (First printing of 200,000; author tour)"
A sect of religious fanatics imprisons a dozen school-aged hostages in their Texas compoundand Walker gets a chance to show how a tough-minded writer might have turned Waco around. Read full book review >

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ZERO AT THE BONE by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 18, 1991

"Too bad first-novelist Walker seems determined to make this Kate's last case."
Cash-poor Texas dog-trainer Katherine Driscoll, threatened with foreclosure on her kennel but offered a $100,000 bailout by her long- estranged father, Lester Renfro, arrives at the Austin zoo where he works just hours after he's clawed to death by a tiger. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

Though she's put in her time on wild and wooly cases (Under the Beetle's Cellar, 1995, etc.), Lone Star Monthly writer Molly Cates has never run her biggest story to earth: the mystery of her father Vernon's death, labeled a suicide by everybody but Molly for nearly 30 years. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S CORD by Mary Pleshette Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1999

"A literate soap opera, decently done but unremarkable."
A lugubrious first novel describing the slow coming of age of a Jewish-American Princess in Manhattan during the 1960s and "70s. Read full book review >

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THE SCATHACH AND MAEVE'S DAUGHTERS by Mary Alexander Walker
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

In the eighth century, a Scathach (a Celtic shape-shifter who embodies "the magical spirit of human survival") appears to Maeve Moira as an old woman who endows her and her female descendants with powerful qualities for survival: for generations to come, they will be tender and swift as the doe, loyal as the she-wolf, and as fiercely able to preserve themselves and their loved ones as the dragon. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1959

"They have written in short a thoroughly readable book from which lovers and parents can derive much wisdom and comfort."
At first another title was proposed for this book, Happily Together. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

DANGER ALONG THE OHIO by Patricia Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 1997

"Willis (Out of the Storm, 1995, etc.) has created a rousing adventure; it will have readers turning the pages and rooting for the spunky Dunn kids all the way. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A bracing work of historical fiction makes an unfriendly place of the Ohio riverfront as three children fight for their lives. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A good introduction to a new science in the making."
An illuminating whirl—or possibly a whorl—through the world of natural forms and human engineering. Read full book review >