Search Results: "Rebecca Cantrell"


BOOK REVIEW

A GAME OF LIES by Rebecca Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Hannah's third adventure (A Night of Long Knives, 2010, etc.) is an uneasy mix of romance, complicated thriller and mystery, greatly enhanced by the author's vivid portrait of prewar Berlin."
The murder of her mentor compels a World War II agent out of the shadows and into danger. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES by Rebecca Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Cantrell keeps the close calls and cliffhangers coming, but her prose is overheated. Some readers may have a hard time absorbing the complicated back story upon which empathy with the heroine hinges."
An infamous date in history provides the backdrop for a race-against-the-clock thriller. Read full book review >

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A TRACE OF SMOKE by Rebecca Cantrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Evocative, compassionate and compelling."
A crime reporter investigates the murder of her brother, a cabaret nightingale, in Cantrell's haunting debut novel. Read full book review >

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A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell
Released: July 17, 2012

"With more cliffhangers than a daytime drama, Hannah's fourth adventure strains credibility and becomes repetitive, but is redeemed by an elegantly breathless style and a convincing portrait of 1938 Germany."
At the height of the Nazi terror, an American journalist risks all to save one little girl. Read full book review >

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INNOCENT BLOOD by James Rollins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"By the time the tale gets around to hieroglyphic depictions of Jesus, things have become more Indiana Jones than Robert Langdon. It's junk food, but it's pretty tasty."
The religious-themed mayhem of the authors' jointly penned Blood Gospel (2013) continues in the second of a projected four volumes. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Good escapist reading in the Dan Brown vein. And these writers can write."
An entertaining if sometimes far-fetched religious-tinged thriller by mysterians Rollins (Bloodline, 2012, etc.) and Cantrell (A City of Broken Glass, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Catherine Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"It hints at strong emotions, but declines to render them; the result is unfortunately passive and passionless."
Manhattan book editor Morgan Clifford's fascinated empathy with the figure of the eponymous Constance Chamberlain, a young poet who combines traces of Sylvia Plath and (her idol) Emily Dickinson with a frustratingly unfulfilled personal life, (just barely) dramatizes her surmise that "poetry . . . finds its life source in suppressed emotions." Read full book review >

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GOD IS WITH ME THROUGH THE DAY by Julie Cantrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"To be published with its companion, God Is with Me through the Night (ISBN: 978-0-310-71563-4). (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
This gently worded story seeks to introduce children to the concept that God is always present for those who have faith. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN by Gregg Cantrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A solid achievement of biographical art and modern western history that substitutes new evidence and current scholarship where myth and romance have long held sway."
The first critical study in 75 years of the founder of Anglo-American Texas—an appealing figure who here has gained a shrewd and skilled biographer. Read full book review >

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BONEMAN by Lisa W. Cantrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Likely to disappoint procedural and horror fans both."
Horror writer Cantrell (the paperback The Manse, 1987, etc.) can't quite straddle genres with this attempt at a creepy, Stephen King-like mystery in which ``the Boneman'' (i.e., death) comes to Phoenix City, North Carolina, mesmerizes a few lowlifes, then settles down in several comfy dark alleys waiting for policeman Dallas Reid to come to him. Read full book review >

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HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >