Search Results: "Richard Chase Mears"


BOOK REVIEW

SAINT NICK AND THE SPACE NICKS by Richard Chase  Mears
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"A promising premise and appealing pictures—but no great improvement over the obscure 2004 print version. (thumbnail index, five savable coloring pages) (iPad holiday storybook app. 6-8)"
Earthly Santa meets a host of alien counterparts in this well-meant holiday tale. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS MY GIRL by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Pretty standard stuff here: emotionally unavailable dude proven wrong by a headstrong woman. Not a bad choice for some chaste comfort."
In Chase's latest Shaughnessy Brothers romance, Quinn becomes attracted to his childhood best friend, Anna Hannigan, who's nursed a crush on him for years. Read full book review >

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Steps Ordered by Merriel Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A kitchen-sink depiction of a dental student's psychological suppression."
An African-American woman heading to Howard University struggles in her relationships with men in this contemporary novel. Read full book review >

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BREED by Chase Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"There may well be a massive popular readership for this gruesome tale (but not Scott Spencer's readers)."
A cautionary tale about the perils of fertility treatments turns into a gore fest for the strong of stomach. Read full book review >

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CAT GOT YOUR SECRETS by Julie Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Despite its reliance on well-worn cozy tropes (is every local cop a secret heir to millions?), Chase's light touch makes this a tale worth telling."
A Southern belle finds herself up to her delicate neck in murder. Read full book review >

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BROOD by Chase Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Novak ably combines realism and the supernatural, even if the result is sometimes too preposterous even for suspenders of disbelief."
Feral children, the result of fertility treatments gone horribly awry, roam the streets of Manhattan in Novak's hit-or-miss follow-up to Breed (2012).Read full book review >

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Lost Among the Dead and Dying by Michael Mears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A solid historical detective story with a tenacious detective, unanticipated twists and an ample supply of suspects."
A search for a wayward daughter in 1927 Paris leads to an investigation into a series of murders in Mears' (Chasing Dietrich, 2011) latest mystery featuring Pinkerton detective Michael Temple. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A feast for political junkies."
Seamlessly combining sound reportage with perceptive insights, AP veteran and Pulitzer -winner Mears recalls the 11 presidential campaigns he covered. Read full book review >

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Tommy's Song  by Michael Mears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2014

"A fun, light trip into the dark side of the '60s."
In Mears' retro thriller set in the late 1960s, a man searches for his friend's killer with only the lyrics to his final song as clues. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2011

"A solid, page-turning throwback to the golden age of detective novels."
In his debut novel, Mears introduces Pinkerton detective Michael Temple, a man sent to Berlin in 1934 with one goal: bring back American film star Sara Potter. Read full book review >