Search Results: "Michael Norman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2009

"Highly recommended for students of the Pacific War."
Assiduous account of the Japanese conquest of the Philippines in World War II and the fate of the American garrison there. Read full book review >

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SILENT WITNESS by Michael Norman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nothing fancy, but a second authoritative, highly readable police procedural from a writer who earned his cop chops in the trenches."
Two witnesses to an armored car heist—and then there are none. Read full book review >

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ON DEADLY GROUND by Michael Norman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2010

"Too many dangling ends and melodramatic riffs to have the lean appeal of Norman's neatly turned police procedurals (The Commission, 2007, etc.). But Books is a likable hero."
Utah attracts eco-terrorists, free-range ranchers and one very determined assassin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Clump, clump, clump."
Fourth in Norman and the late Scott's series on Haunted America (Historic Haunted America, 1995, etc.), with stories far-distant from the more applied studies of the paranormal at Duke University or the American Society for Psychical Research. Read full book review >

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HISTORIC HAUNTED AMERICA by Michael Norman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"The only real fright in this book is that Norman (Scott died in 1994) might have enough material left over to add another volume to the Haunted series. (Author tour)"
Norman and Scott (Haunted America, 1994, etc.) scare up yet another spiritless collection of eerie goings-on across the USA and Canada. Read full book review >

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THE COMMISSION by Michael Norman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"A refreshing throwback to the lean, straight-ahead police procedurals of the Dragnet era. In his fiction debut, Norman's precise, foursquare prose is a perfect match for his story. Bring on the series."
A parole board chair's murder makes both politicians and the press anxious. Read full book review >

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CITY BIRDS by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"While Norman's book is pleasing and upbeat, it is only a cursory glance, lacking any real substance. (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A graphic novel tells the story of two urban falcons raising their young high upon a Midwestern edifice. Read full book review >

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SPOOK THE HALLOWEEN CAT by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A well-meaning narrative fail. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
On Halloween, a series of events leads to a young girl, a helpful man, a lost cat, a friendly witch, and an excitable dog crossing paths with mixed results. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NEVERBELIEVE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"For young would-be tourists as well as students of nature's more fanciful imaginary reaches, the next best thing to an actual visit. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Free-floating imagination meets artistic expertise in this visual record of the exotic flora, fauna and (more or less) human residents encountered on an unexpected visit to an elusive island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRUID KING by Norman Spinrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2003

"Humorless, occasionally ponderous, but interesting. And no pesky translating."
The Gallic side of Julius Caesar's campaigns comes to bloody life in a story about Vercingetorix, one of the future emperor's noblest foes. Read full book review >