Search Results: "Owen Laukkanen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 2012

"Let's hope Laukkanen writes more thrillers like this one."
A fast-moving debut thriller with enough twists to fill a pretzel bag. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN ONES by Owen Laukkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Thriller fans will enjoy this one. Laukkanen is a first-class storyteller."
From start to finish, a fast-moving and satisfying thriller starring a likable if unlikely duo. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER IN THE WALL by Owen Laukkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A gut-wrenching tale filled with empathy for alienated teens. This may be the best yet in a first-rate series."
A fast-paced thriller in which Windermere and Stevens (The Stolen Ones, 2015, etc.) must stop the Internet predator who's persuading teens to commit suicide. Read full book review >

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KILL FEE by Owen Laukkanen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2014

"Proficient, professional, pulse-pounding nonsense. If you can accept the outrageous logistics of Killswitch, you won't put this third installment down unfinished."
Minnesota state cop Kirk Stevens teams up once more with the FBI's Carla Windermere to put a ruthless murder-for-hire scheme out of business. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Owen Laukkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Laukkanen combines great storytelling with deep compassion for the underdog. Despite brief references to earlier cases, you can safely read the novels in any order."
The sixth fast-paced entry in the Stevens-Windermere crime-fighting series (The Watcher in the Wall, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE by Owen Laukkanen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2013

"Fans of crime thrillers shouldn't miss this one or anything else with Laukkanen's name on the cover. The writing is so crisp, the pages almost want to turn themselves. He's a terrific storyteller."
With this second thriller in a series, Laukkanen's latest provides an entertaining worst-case scenario of an accountant gone bad. Read full book review >

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MAD ABOUT MONKEYS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys—a delight. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book about monkeys throughout the world. Read full book review >

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NIGHT KNIGHT by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A visual feast for very youngest fans of knights and castles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An upside-down colander becomes a knight's helmet and a yawn becomes "ye olde yawn" when a small boy dreamer gets ready for bed. Read full book review >

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ROSIE NO-NAME AND THE FOREST OF FORGETTING by Gareth Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Promising a lot, this still fails to satisfy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This time-travel tale begins with a prologue set in 1916 when a witch pulls a young girl under the waters of a dark pool. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"He's no McPhee or Pollan, but Owen provides a dogged, contrarian argument that scores some good points."
Want to reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet? Move to Manhattan. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF GLORY by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But his warrant to investigate rumors of an Irish insurrection in what ought to be one of President Lincoln's strongholds led to his predecessor's death, and threatens him as well with the violence Parry tracks from battlefields to back alleys."
After his wounding at Bull Run (Faded Coat of Blue, 1999) and his bout of typhoid, Welsh-born Captain Abel Jones is dispatched by Secretary of State Seward to New York's Finger Lakes region, apparently as far from the bloody theater of the Civil War as he can imagine. Read full book review >

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BALKAN ODYSSEY by David Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Essential reading for historians and serious students of both the Balkan crisis and diplomacy in the postCold War world. (Author tour)"
The British coauthor of the failed Vance-Owen peace plan for the former Yugoslavia provides a personal and opinionated chronicle of his endeavors to reach a peace, laying primary blame on the Americans for pursuing a policy of ``power without responsibility.'' Lord Owen, a seasoned and maverick politician, had faced many challenges in his career prior to accepting Cyrus Vance's request in 1992 to cochair peace negotiations for the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >