Search Results: "Paul Cleave"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE LAUGHTERHOUSE by Paul Cleave
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An intense and bloody noir thriller, one often descending into a violent abyss reminiscent of Thomas Harris, creator of Hannibal Lecter."
In Cleave's (Collecting Cooper, 2011, etc.) third psycho-thriller, Theodore Tate is the quintessential flawed hero, a damaged soul hunting deviants in a forest of moral quandaries. Read full book review >

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COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Horrormeister Cleave (Blood Men, 2010, etc.), who is surely indebted to John Fowles' The Collector for aspects of his plot, will scare you to death, or at least to the point of keeping a night light on."
Serial killers collide in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

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A KILLER HARVEST by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Starting with a macabre setup, Cleave keeps upping the stakes till any scrap of plausibility is left far behind and only an increasingly effective series of hair-raising thrills remains."
Nightmare specialist Cleave (Trust No One, 2015, etc.) puts a new spin on the old horror chestnut that transplants a dead killer's organs into an innocent victim. Make that several new spins. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY LAKE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Contemporary crime noir at its best, mined from the dark pit of the human psyche."
Thriller author Cleave (The Laughter House, 2012, etc.) opens the door on the haunted history of his disgraced detective Theo Tate. Read full book review >

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THE CLEANER by Paul Cleave
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This story is the literary equivalent of standing on the street beneath a skyscraper watching a disturbed soul teeter on a ledge, threatening to jump."
A detailed look inside the mind of a remorseless serial killer penned by a New Zealand-based writer who specializes in gore and the gruesome side of crime. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MEN by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2010

"Neither Edward's existential struggle nor the tracking of the robbers are suspenseful enough to keep our interest."
Dad is a serial killer. Can his son avoid the same fate? That's the question posed by New Zealander Cleave in his exceptionally gory fourth novel (Cemetery Lake, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A little Hannibal Lector. A little Richard von Krafft-Ebing. A lot of gore."
In his latest noir thriller, Cleave (Cemetery Lake, 2013, etc.) again stumbles into the evil environs of contemporary Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

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TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A vivid, jangled exploration of mental illness, dark imagination, and the nowhere territory in between ."
The horror of early-onset Alzheimer's deepens even further for a man who isn't sure whether he's a killer. Read full book review >