Search Results: "Paul Kemprecos"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUEFIN BLUES by Paul Kemprecos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"The tidy, predictable ending to Soc's sixth (The Mayflower Murder, 1996, etc.) only confirms the general sense that the Yakuza are a lot more menacing—a lot more interesting, even—on their home turf."
Time was when bluefin tuna sold for only a dollar or two a pound. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE MAYFLOWER MURDER by Paul Kemprecos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1996

"Many readers, of course, will find that enough."
A fifth adventure featuring Aristotle ``Soc'' Socarides, Cape Cod p.i., fisherman, diver, and general knockabout (Feeding Frenzy, 1993, etc.), is that common entertainment-fiction combination of the lethal and fairly harmless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FEEDING FRENZY by Paul Kemprecos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Derivative (Parker's stuff; Benchley's Jaws) but easygoing and likable."
One of Cape Cod's beaches has a serious litter problem: bodies keep washing up on the sand, shredded and gnawed to the bone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN DEEP WATER by Paul Kemprecos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 1992

"The relaxed, low-key narration is its best asset, making for an easy read."
Amiable if overlong hardcover introduction to Aristotle ``Soc'' Socarides, a Cape Cod fisherman/sleuth of Greek heritage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR SHIFT by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Glacial pace, paper-thin characters, slap-dash prose and a probable warm welcome from a large and loyal audience."
When the earth's poles are apart, everyone's comfy. Shift them a bit, you get headaches. Shift them a lot, you're in for cataclysm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ICE by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2002

"Fans may miss Dirk Pitt, but the story goes down like a chilled Stolichnaya martini."
Following trade paperback originals Serpent (1999) and Blue Gold (2001), this third dual-authored novel "from the NUMA Files" leaps to hardcover status. Read full book review >