Search Results: "Michelle Cady"


BOOK REVIEW

COMMON SENSELESS by Ashley Glenn Miller
Released: June 19, 2012

"A lighthearted primer for college freshmen out on their own for the first time."
A comedic memoir for the 20-something college student looking to laugh off embarrassing and awkward situations. Read full book review >

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THE OFF SEASON by Jack Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1995

"The lively writing and good insight into the human condition barely mask a ragged, too-familiar tale."
Cady (Inagehi, 1994, etc.) lampoons his Puget Sound stomping ground in this loopy, somewhat loose-limbed eighth novel: a saga of good and evil battling for the souls of a Washington tourist town trapped in its past. Read full book review >

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AS DEAD AS IT GETS by Cady Kalian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An uptown Stephanie Plum seesaws between two sexy guys and gets into new trouble every day. Maggie's debut could mark a great day for fans of Janet Evanovich."
A journalist writes a screenplay with a sassy, sexy heroine whose adventures turn out to be surprisingly similar to her own. Read full book review >

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INAGEHI by Jack Cady
Released: May 1, 1994

"Although it falters occasionally, Inagehi effects a taut blend of the mythical and emotional aspects of human life."
An introspective novel by the author of The Sons of Noah and Other Stories (1992, not reviewed), in which a Cherokee woman's examination of the circumstances surrounding her father's death leads to a flirtation with the dark side of Native American cosmology. Read full book review >

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A FEW GOOD MURDERS by Cady Kalian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"If you think of Stephanie Plum as the paradigmatic cookie, Maggie (As Dead as it Gets, 2005) is strictly a cookie-cutter sleuth."
Her second time around, Maggie Mars—journalist, screenwriter, "chick dick"—goes one on one with a Hollywood diva. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF HOOD CANAL by Jack Cady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"You would have to be deaf to miss the John Millington Synge in Cady's twanging, Twain-like tall tale. But you can always depend on Cady for a full-blooded monster and a big damn contest between good and evil. It's that Pacific Northwest darkness coursing in his veins, whatever the comedy."
Uncivil actions at the Hood Canal find an immortal entity dragging cars into the Puget Sound sluice's wide and dismal depths. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTIONER’S MASK by Dick Cady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"First-rate prose, crisply drawn characters, and a clever solution—if you can survive the parade of clichéd plot points long enough to reach it."
A maverick lawyer has only days to save a career criminal from execution for killing a decorated cop. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A scrupulously researched, sometimes-impressive work that offers an impassioned call for self-care and patient empowerment."
A debut health care guide that asserts that physical pain is an epidemic that the medical community doesn't always appropriately treat. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY by Jack Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Some of the tales don't pass muster, and ultimately the gathering feels like scrapings from the writer's trunk. Cady has his fans, though, who appreciate his adroit phrasing and keen sense of the spooky."
A scattering of short, mostly minor efforts from one of the more underrated American writers of the fantastic (The Haunting of Hood Canal, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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A SOLITARY AWAKENING by Kevin Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"The ending may not be a surprise, but characters enmeshed in a diligent investigation never fail to mesmerize."
Two detectives working for the FBI chase a killer choosing seemingly random victims from around the United States in this debut thriller, the first of a proposed series. Read full book review >

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MY SPY by Bina Cady Kiyonaga
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2000

"A salutary reminder of the terrible personal toll paid by unlikely innocents in the secret war against communism."
A CIA widow's frank, often poignant account of her life and marriage. Read full book review >