Search Results: "Mykel Hawke"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Whether you decide to tote along the handbook on your next intercontinental flight or save it for that long-awaited summer cookout, a priceless resource that'll pay off even if the cataclysm never hits."
Just surfaced in angry seas clinging to the hull of your capsized boat, or crawled from the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake? U.S. Army vet and TV survival guru Hawke's expert know-how may be your best chance to make it home alive. Read full book review >

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HAWKE by Ted Bell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2003

"Bell's first is so over the top—in a genre where hyperbole, bombast, and implausibility are the norm—as to seem a spoof. The most compelling reason to push to the end of this jerkin-ripper is to see whether Hawke will swing from a chandelier during swordplay."
Not-so-secret agent Alexander Hawke makes James Bond look like a slovenly, dull-witted clock-puncher as he saves the world from Cuban coup plotters, post-Soviet arms dealers, Middle Eastern germ warfare, nuclear destruction, and bad manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1962

"But it won't gain the identification stamp that made Marjorie Morningstar every Marjorie's story; nor the concentrated drama inherent in The Caine Mutiny."
Herman Wouk has the rare gift of the natural story teller. Read full book review >

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THE HOODED HAWKE by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"Unlike some of Elizabeth's detail-rich cases (The Fatal Fashione, 2006, etc.), this one deftly integrates its appealing historical detail with a neatly turned mystery."
In her ninth appearance as the most improbable of Elizabethan detectives, Queen Elizabeth I must unravel a murder plot before she becomes its final victim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUXUS by A.W. Mykel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 1991

"Humorless, gadget-plagued, and very long."
Terrorists kidnap bacteria capable of eating all the oil in the world—in the latest superthriller from Mykel (The Windchime Legacy, 1980; The Salamandra Glass, 1983). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERCHANT OF VENGEANCE by Simon Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Hawke's afterword tries to put Shakespeare's anti-Semitism in perspective by liberally quoting Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare. Strewth, he's persuasive, but readers may still yearn for the roistering high spirits of his earlier Will and Tuck engagements."
Unlike Kit Marlowe, who never knew a Jew, Will Shakespeare is convinced that if he could only meet one he would write a better play than The Jew of Malta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLAYING OF THE SHREW by Simon Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Hawke (A Mystery of Errors, 2000, etc.) dearly loves tweaking Shakespeare's hallmarks—the mistaken identity, the death pacts, the love triangles and quadrangles—and his insouciance is catching."
Dick Burbage's acting troupe, The Queen's Men, which includes Will Shakespeare as assistant stage manager and his best buddy Tuck Smythe as ostler and general dogsbody, is leaving London to perform at the lavish estate of Master Godfrey Middleton during his daughter Catherine's nuptials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAHANA by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2016

"An informative and effective work of contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A girl lives in Azad Kashmir with her younger brother following the deaths of the rest of her family due to border violence in this novel, part of the UNICEF-produced Through My Eyes series. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT OF A MOUNTAIN WOLF by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This riveting story depicts the heartbreaking lives of children caught in a harsh world of trafficking and prostitution. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a devastating earthquake, a Pakistani mountain boy is inadvertently sold into slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER by Simon Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"An amiable glimpse of Elizabethan skullduggery, if not quite as breezy as its predecessors (The Slaying of the Shrew, 2001, etc.)."
With the plague shutting down all the theaters in London, stage manager and would-be playwright Will Shakespeare and his pal Tuck Smythe, the worst actor but the best stagehand in the Queen's Men, must scrounge for other income. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SECRETS by Richard Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Strong characters and the usual clean-cut prose make this latest from Hawke (Cold Day in Hell, 2007, etc.) highly readable. With a less cumbersome ending, it would have been brilliant."
When practicing to deceive, a U.S. senator weaves a tangled web of murder and blackmail. Read full book review >

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Richard Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Like most of the noir persuasion, Fritz is a confirmed ironist, but his is somehow a kinder, gentler mode."
The welcome latest addition to the peeper community is a semi-tough, semi-slick, semi-noir son of a former NYPD commissioner. Read full book review >