Search Results: "Patrick F. McManus"


BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE TWILIGHT, ENDLESSLY GROUSING by Patrick F. McManus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Meanwhile, more huntin' and fishin' country humor for old fans and new urban owners of utility vehicles. (Author tour)"
There are, we know, regular woodland verities: the cry of a loon across a lake, the bellow of an elk on a starlit mountain, and various other calls of nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLES IN THE SNOW by Patrick F. McManus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"While murder and humor don't always mix (The Tamarack Murders, 2013, etc.), Bo's charmingly wry take on life makes up this time for whatever's missing in the way of mystery."
The sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, makes some life-changing decisions while investigating a murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIGHT WAY by Patrick F. McManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"This series kickoff from prolific nonfiction author McManus (The Bear in the Attic, 2002, etc.), heavy on the banter, is one of the most entertaining mystery debuts in years."
A wry Idaho sheriff and his crusty father solve a trio of rural murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD SAMARITAN STRIKES AGAIN by Patrick F. McManus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"No masterpiece of comic invention, but at least a workmanlike assemblage, with few springs, bolts, or nuts left out."
Pat McManus (Real Ponies Don't Go Oink, 1991, etc.), the Falstaff of Field and Stream, gathers his fall collection of sporting silliness for his eighth trek down his own well-beaten path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 1991

"But McManus watchers will want to know that the old rara avis is back in full plumage and chirping away, regular as the seasons."
Those intrepid yeomen, Rancid Crabtree, Retch Sweeney, and author McManus, the Mencken of Mud (The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, 1989, etc.), return in another collection of humorous pieces on hunting, fishing, and wasting time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TAMARACK MURDERS by Patrick F. McManus
Released: May 1, 2013

"A wispy second-rate effort from the usually accomplished McManus, who tries this time for quirky but has to settle for preposterous."
Bo Tully, the mostly honest sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, tracks a quartet of bank robbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT THE BEAR ATE GOOMBAW by Patrick F. McManus
Released: June 1, 1989

McManus (Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs: Never Sniff a Gift Fish, etc.), that straight-shooting, latter-day Dan'l Boone, has hit the trail again with another collection of lightsome selections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUCKLEBERRY MURDERS by Patrick F. McManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Genial, amusing and sweet, with quirky characters and just enough plot twists to engage."
A sheriff and an FBI agent cavort in an Idaho swamp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I GOT THIS WAY by Patrick F. McManus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Trepid, vincible, domitable, and predictable as the seasons, Pat McManus is still the funniest guy in a flannel shirt."
Bucolic essayist McManus (The Good Samaritan Strikes Again, 1992, etc.) pops out of the tall timber to present his ninth gathering of lies and giggles from field and stream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HORSE IN MY GARAGE AND OTHER STORIES by Patrick F. McManus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A nice opportunity for nonmagazine readers to catch up with this engaging humorist, who never met a tall tale he didn't like."
McManus (Kerplunk: Stories, 2007, etc.) repackages some of his magazine writing into a handy collection of stories loosely based on life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KERPLUNK by Patrick F. McManus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Equally charming when discussing hunting, fishing or canine flatulence, McManus is the kind of guy you'd like to crack open a beer and sit by a campfire with."
Prolific outdoorsy writer heads back to nature—and elsewhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER CRY ``ARP!'' by Patrick F. McManus
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Really comic stories that also treat this audience with intelligence are something of a rarity; this collection is as welcome as lemonade in the desert. (Short stories. 10-12)"
Stories about the author's childhood adventures growing up in a small town, including one in which a delinquent dog tangles with a skunk, and two in which eminently satisfying tricks are played on pompous bullies. Read full book review >