Search Results: "Randy Wayne White"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Memo to more sensitive guys: the suggestion that Dorothy may be Doc's repeatedly reincarnated astral soulmate, tragically dead less than 20 short years before they were to meet, should help you decide whether Doc's seventh adventure (The Mangrove Coast, 1998, etc.) is for you."
Key Largo bartender Della Copeland is another of that seemingly inexhaustible supply of strong-yet-vulnerable females who can't survive without the help of Dr. Marion Ford. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEIVED by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"More interested in giving its heroine good scenes and good dialogue than a good mystery or the skills to solve it. The pace is so relaxed readers may find themselves nodding off."
Her second case finds Sanibel PI Hannah Smith (Gone, 2012) just as attractive, just as game and just as clueless. Read full book review >

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DARK LIGHT by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2006

"Because White cuts back on the digressive sermonizing that has slowed his recent storytelling, Doc (brain of a Nobelist, heart of a Rambo) gets a renewed chance to shine."
A Category 4 hurricane whips through Florida's West Coast and blows Doc Ford (Dead of Night, 2005, etc.) back to World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1999

"First-class entertainments, just outrageous enough that when White comes to spin them to his grandchildren, they won't believe a word."
Novelist White (The Mangrove Coast, 1998, etc.) skimmed the cream off his Outside magazine adventure-travel column for this collection of stouthearted, amusing essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK RIVER by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"It's a shame, because once upon a time White could tell quite a story."
Ah, the pretty women in Doc Ford's life! Read full book review >

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NIGHT MOVES by Randy Wayne White
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lesser adventure aimed at action fans who agree with Raymond Chandler that a great story is a succession of great scenes."
Sanibel Island's most swashbuckling marine biologist goes in search of five Navy bombers that vanished nearly 70 years ago and finds both more and less. Read full book review >

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TAMPA BURN by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Still there, those homiletic digressions and faux profundities ('Communication is as rare as conversation is routine,' etc.) that have marred White's recent work. Noticeably fewer of them here, however. Hence, his best sheer storytelling in years."
In a tenth outing, Doc Ford (Everglades, 2003, etc.), the Florida marine biologist with nerdy brain and steely fists, retrieves a son and kisses off an illusion. Read full book review >

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MANGROVE LIGHTNING by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"White comes up with a novel way to re-examine historical crimes: reincarnate the criminals as fictional present-day killers. It's a crazy idea, and some crazy developments trail in its wake, but it works better than you might expect."
A 24th adventure for Marion "Doc" Ford (Deep Blue, 2016, etc.) interrupts his pursuit of a child pornographer to take him into even murkier waters: a kidnapping apparently haunted by a similar crime nearly a century ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEDUCED by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Despite the disjunction between the sharply drawn threats and the heroine's modest detective skills, her fourth outing may be her best to date, with a particularly effective climactic sequence that knots together every menace, and every sorrow, she faces."
Sanibel fishing guide/private eye Hannah Smith confronts a ghost from her mother's colorful past and an even more primeval threat to Florida citrus. Read full book review >

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BONE DEEP by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"In Doc's 21st adventure (Night Moves, 2013, etc.), promising characters get submerged in a colorful treasure hunt whose participants are at odds in not-very-interesting ways. When Doc reveals the identity of the malefactor behind the psycho biker, readers realize it doesn't much matter."
A search for a pair of stone carvings stolen from Crow tribal lands in Montana leads Dr. Marion Ford and his pal Tomlinson to another round of wild and woolly adventures. Read full book review >

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CHASING MIDNIGHT by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"White's fans will eat this one up."
Bad guys want to corner the caviar market in Doc Ford's 19th. Read full book review >

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TWELVE MILE LIMIT by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2002

"A promising idea undermined by helter-skelter subplots and a sometimes hectoring style whenever White launches into his increasingly inescapable soapbox digressions."
The folks at Dinkin's Bay Marina, who like to think of themselves as a family, are devastated when word reaches them about Janet Mueller. Read full book review >