Search Results: "Paula L. Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Paula L. Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"If you need a reason not to move to LA, take the police exam, or run for office, count on Woods to give it to you."
Another busy night of high-profile corpses for LAPD Robbery-Homicide. Read full book review >

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INNER CITY BLUES by Paula L. Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Anthologist Woods (Spooks, Spies, and Private Eyes, 1995) puts an African-American spin on Sara Paretsky's trademarks (the broad canvas filled with big events, the tough-as-the-boys heroine, the gimlet eye for urban corruption) in this important debut."
When the City of Angels goes haywire following the beating of Reginald Denny, the last person you want to be is a black detective in the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Paula L. Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not quite equal to Justice's debut, but still a comer."
In L.A., even the cops are starstruck. Det. Charlotte Justice (Inner City Blues, 1999), who grew up idolizing the achievements of black actor-turned-director Maynard Duncan, catches the case when one of the ailing Maynard's bedside guests adds something lethal to his IV drip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS by Paula L. Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"A long wind-up and a freeway full of clichés before the plot coalesces and Wood gets around to what's on her mind."
Racism hounds both black and white families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A landmark collection no library of crime should be without."
A pioneering anthology of 22 stories and excerpts by, and mainly about, African-American hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Miles From Home: The Journey of a Lifetime by Phillip L. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2015

"While it needs more polish, Woods' life story is still a memorable autobiography of a remarkable, self-made man."
In his memoir, Woods provides enough fodder for three books in this account of his experiences as a boy, businessman, and cross-country walker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT FOR LIFE by Paula L. Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2008

"A moving yet muddled personal story."
This debut volume of a mother's memoir recounts her experience of turning to God for solace in grieving the death of her two-year-old son. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BREED APART by Victor Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A cautionary tale with a happy ending that is far from the norm; only societal overhaul, Woods suggests, can effect mass rehabilitation."
Biting autobiography of a young black man who despised his middle-class upbringing and turned to crime in a futile effort to break free, but ultimately came to terms with his self-destructive behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORCHID BLUES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Saturday matinee fodder that'll keep you turning pages faster than an Elect recruit can field-strip a sidearm—though it'll help if your own capacity for critical reflection is just as low."
How could Florida's Orchid Beach Police Chief Holly Barker outdo her action-packed debut (Orchid Beach, 1998)? By losing her bridegroom to the lunatic terrorists who, having failed to kill presidential candidate William Henry Lee in The Run (2000), are trying again now that he's been elected. Read full book review >

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PARIS MATCH by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"All this, and much less, is played out against a generic Paris that, apart from the title and the dust jacket illustration, could have been St. Petersburg, Prague or Pittsburgh."
Attorney/CIA consultant/hotelier Stone Barrington whiles away the time waiting to see whether his good friend, pregnant first lady Katharine Lee, will be elected president by dodging death threats from the same old enemies relocated to the City of Light. Read full book review >