Search Results: "Nemonie Craven Roderick"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"While there have been numerous good works chronicling the revolution, this adds an emotional, personal layer to the myriad voices."
The Arab Revolution rendered in intimate vignettes from the young people organizing, demonstrating and suffering for their yearning for freedom. Read full book review >

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BODY COPY by Michael Craven
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Ex-adman Craven's mystery debut has the plot depth of a half-hour TV caper, but the style is slick. If Harlan Coben doesn't write fast enough for you, this might ease your drought."
An ex-surfer, ex-husband turned Malibu private eye helps a distressed damsel. Read full book review >

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THE DETECTIVE & THE CHINESE HIGH-FIN by Michael Craven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"An exciting, well-written detective noir whose final twist raises it far above the ordinary."
A thinking man's detective takes on a cold case. Read full book review >

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THE RED THREAD by Roderick Townley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 6, 2007

"Captivating and shivery. (Fantasy. YA)"
A tangled mystery leads 16-year-old Dana to tangled emotions, some of which aren't her own, even though they are. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF FORTUNE by Roderick Cheung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure that will excite lovers of anime and comics, but one that trades wider appeal for complex mythology."
In Cheung's novel, a man's boring life is interrupted by a gang of immortal bounty hunters trying to take his soul. Read full book review >

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FOUNTAIN SOCIETY by Wes Craven
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"You probably won't be missing much if you wait for the movie."
A nifty premise and several imaginative unforeseen developments are the chief pleasures of this otherwise fairly generic biomedical thriller, the first novel from horror-film director Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, etc.). Read full book review >

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BORN IN A BURIAL GOWN by Mike Craven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Craven (Assume Nothing, Believe Nobody, Challenge Everything, 2015) provides everything you want in a British procedural: a dark world, a tangled case, a clear and logical solution, and a deeply flawed hero who's still well worth rooting for."
A Cumbrian police inspector back on the job under false colors tracks the killer of a woman who seems to have been flying under false colors for much of her life. Read full book review >

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THE DETECTIVE & THE PIPE GIRL by Michael Craven
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2014

"Darvelle (Body Copy, 2009) has echoes of notably introspective California sleuths from Phillip Marlowe to Harry Bosch. Extensive descriptions of greater LA provide a suitable backdrop for a complex mystery."
A detective with a philosophical bent won't give up on a murder case. Read full book review >

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FAST SOFA by Bruce Craven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

No amount of gimmicky packaging can compensate for the essential pointlessness of this first novel—a glib and predictable adolescent male fantasy that rips off Hunter Thompson, ``Wayne's World,'' and Douglas Coupland. Read full book review >

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A BITTER MAGIC by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, an appealing heroine, and a talking lobster lighten Townley's tale of deadly sibling jealousy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Cisley's mother disappears into the shards of a black mirror during her illusion act, the 12-year-old must discover her own powers to learn whether her mother is alive and how to find her. Read full book review >

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VIRGIN LIES by Roderick Anscombe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"A bone-chilling tale showing how a decent man can cross the line."
Forensic psychiatrist Anscombe brings back compromised forensic psychiatrist Paul Lucas (The Interview Room, 2005) in a race to find an abducted little girl—by any means necessary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2001

"Useful reading for students of Cold War history and modern technology."
A memoir of a life spent developing a high-tech silent service. Read full book review >