Search Results: "Randye Kaye"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"From a literary point of view, Kaye's account pales next to Patrick Cockburn's Henry's Demons (2011), but it's heartfelt and surely of help to those new to living with mentally ill loved ones of their own."
A mother wrestles with the advent of her son's schizophrenia and its long, painful unfolding. Read full book review >

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SON OF A GUN by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Lordon skillfully keeps up the tension, though the two puzzles—one underclued, the other unguessable—wind down too long before her story winds up."
Lesbian p.i. Sydney Sloane uneasily juggles two cases, both with a close personal connection. Read full book review >

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EAST OF NIECE by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2001

"Sydney has charm, but she does keeps falling into goofy plots—only to be rescued, rather surprisingly, by men."
This sixth haphazardly plotted adventure for New York lesbian p.i. Read full book review >

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BROTHERLY LOVE by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1993

"Sydney and Max, though, make a moderately entertaining pair and, with wiser plotting and a more fulsome denouement to their cases, will be welcome a second time around."
First-novelist Lordon introduces N.Y.C.'s Sydney Sloane, a lesbian p.i. whose black-sheep brother David supposedly died 15 years ago, but who looks remarkably like the newspaper photograph of escaped double-homicide perpetrator Noah Alexander. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS by Judith Kaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; index. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the Pioneers in Health and Medicine series, a useful replacement for Lillie Patterson's Sure Hands, Strong Heart (1981) and other out-of-print biographies that Kaye lists ``For Further Reading.'' Credited with the first successful heart operation (in 1893; the patient lived another 50 years), the African-American surgeon (1856-1931) was also a gifted teacher, founder of Chicago's Provident Hospital (open to all), and an important force in opening the medical profession to black nurses and physicians. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1996

"Still, Sherlockians left unsatisfied by Kaye's anthology The Game is Afoot (1994) will be glad to have the Adventures of the Amateur Mendicant Society, the Red Leech, the Giant Rat of Sumatra, and, of course, the Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant."
A tricky concept: a series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches based on titles of cases referred to in passing by Dr. Watson, each supposedly fleshed out by a different prominent author. Read full book review >

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CHARMS FOR THE EASY LIFE by Kaye Gibbons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"In other words, boring and self-righteous."
Gibbons's fourth novel, inspired by WPA oral histories, lacks the subtlety and charm of her previous books (A Cure for Dreams, A Virtuous Woman, Ellen Foster). Read full book review >

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THE CONFIDENTIAL CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Marvin Kaye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"Kaye would've provided a real service for consumers by labeling this farrago of 15 stories The Contortions of Sherlock Holmes."
Interested historians may someday trace Sherlock Holmes's shift from exemplary detective to all-purpose cultural icon to Kaye's third anthology of Sherlockiana (The Resurrected Holmes, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CURRENTS OF SCORPIO by Kaye Freemartin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A welcome addition to the realm of dystopian fantasy, adding new twists of its own."
The third book in Freemartin's (The Curse of Capricorn: The Zodiac Mysteries Book 2, 2014, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF CAPRICORN by Kaye Freemartin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A rare sci-fi sequel that improves upon its strong predecessor."
In the second book of Freemartin's sci-fi Zodiac Mysteries series (The Cusp of Aries, 2013), a nightclub owner uncovers a class-based conspiracy. Read full book review >

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DEMON CHICK by Marilyn Kaye
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The ending is mostly happily-ever-after, but it's a letdown after the promise of Jessica's saving humanity. (Fantasy. YA)"
Hell is banal and parents can be downright malignant, learns politician's daughter Jessica. Read full book review >