Search Results: "Michael A. Kahn"


BOOK REVIEW

TROPHY WIDOW by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"It's a treat to see Rachel back from her extended leave of absence since Sheer Gall (1996), and working such a meaty, satisfying case as this one, even if the darkest complications wind up with a tidiness improbable even for genre fiction."
Even in Missouri convicted murderers aren't supposed to hog the profits from publicity about their crimes, so when Angela Green signs a contract to write a book after serving ten years in prison since killing her husband, Samantha Cummings, the gallery owner Michael Green had dumped her for, has other ideas: She files suit claiming that her son Trent, whom Michael intended to adopt, should get half of Angela's royalties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLINCH FACTOR by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"The tale sags as it lumbers toward its foreordained conclusion, but it's all worth it to hear Judge Flinch tell a witness who's taking the Fifth: 'You're plenty incriminated already.'"
Back from a 10-year sabbatical, ebullient St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold (Trophy Widow, 2002, etc.) is faced with a Frankenstein civil suit that just won't be settled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARING WITNESS by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Everybody will agree, however, that Rachel's sixth case is a lot less antically amusing than her first five. Counsel is deadly serious this time, and no wonder."
What looks at first like another of St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold's variously wacky criminal cases spreads its wings into crossover territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD HAND by Michael A. Kahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A high-water mark in this inventive, ebullient series."
St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold lands not one but two cases that feature trouble arising from beyond the grave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRM AMBITIONS by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1994

"Her latest case—starting with sex, drugs, and gambling, and then getting really dirty—is a beaut. (Author tour)"
In what she vows will be her last divorce case, feisty St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH BENEFITS by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 1992

"A fresh-voiced heroine, down-and-dirty legal detail, and more honest detection than you'd expect make this a winner."
Chicago attorney Rachel Gold (The Canaan Legacy, 1988—not reviewed) is sent to St. Read full book review >

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PLAYED! by Michael A. Kahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"The creator of Rachel Gold (The Dead Hand, 2016, etc.) provides precious little mystery here. But the spectacle of these ornaments of the Missouri bar attacking, undermining, and double-crossing each other provides brisk, sprightly entertainment, and the hapless defendant's baseball background comes into play just when it's most needed."
A bulldog St. Louis attorney interrupts his lawsuit against a swindling colleague long enough to defend his own kid brother, who's accused of killing the scamster's wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEER GALL by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"More sheer gall than you ever expected lifts Rachel's fifth case way above Due Diligence (1995) and up near the comic heights of Firm Ambitions (1994)."
Sally Wade, Esq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUE DILIGENCE by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"An unmysterious suspenser that's by far the weakest of Rachel's five adventures (Firm Ambitions, 1994, etc.), though you do learn a lot about the legal side of medical research and developmentand, through Rachel's new secretary, about the daily problems of aspiring transsexuals."

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY SPIDER'S NEW FRIEND by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is a book without conflict, and that's the last thing a child needs. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Sammy Spider is perfectly safe. Read full book review >

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SAMMY SPIDER'S FIRST SIMCHAT TORAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A candy-apple recipe completes the formulaic, if well-meaning, tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sammy Spider, that curious arachnid who refuses to just spin webs, follows his boy companion Josh to a Simchat Torah service when he gets himself stuck on a syrupy candy apple atop a small Jewish flag. Read full book review >

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SAMMY SPIDER'S FIRST TASTE OF HANUKKAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A nice addition to the holiday collection. (Cookbook. 5-10)"
Sammy Spider and his human friend Josh return in a Hanukkah kid-oriented cookbook. Read full book review >