Search Results: "Paul Kemprecos"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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WHITE DEATH by Clive Cussler
Released: July 1, 2003

"Zestful heroics. Should rise to the top like one of Cussler's real-life lost ships."
Fourth in the new, co-authored, Kurt Austin series (Fire Ice, 2002, etc.), which has been received with restrained jubilance. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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

THE NAVIGATOR by Clive Cussler
Released: June 5, 2007

"A small—very small—step up from Saturday morning adventure cartoons."
A super-evil, swarthy zillionaire locks horns with the super-good, fabulously resourceful Kurt Austin (Polar Shift, 2005, etc.) of the National Underwater and Maritime Agency (NUMA). Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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