Search Results: "Owen Laukkanen"


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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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NO SPEED LIMIT by Frank Owen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2007

"Disturbing, haunting, memorable and at times morbidly funny. What's most unfortunate is that the people who should be reading this book probably won't."
A harrowing study of methamphetamine. Read full book review >

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CALL EACH RIVER JORDAN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

A "novel of historical suspense" wanders pleasantly through its plot: a mystery involving the slaughter of 40 escaped slaves between Civil War battle lines, and one man's attempt to find the killers. 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 >