Search Results: "Richard Cox"


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ECLIPSE by Richard Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Cox keeps the pot boiling merrily until the disappointingly tame close, when he seems in a hurry to depart the exotic locales he's so vividly rendered."
A sprawling but sporadically engrossing ecothriller from old- pro Cox (Park Plaza, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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RIFT by Richard Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Strong middle, familiar ending."
A psychological suspense debut carries on its jacket "The Matrix meets Mission Impossible." More apt would be Total Recall meets Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick's paranoia parables. Read full book review >

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PARK PLAZA by Richard Cox
Released: Feb. 25, 1990

The Moonstone meets Black Sunday in this tale of terrorists plotting to bomb the New York auction of a fabled diamond. Read full book review >

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THE GOD PARTICLE by Richard Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2005

"A gripper of a yarn, swatting around really big ideas. Laughably not clothbound."
Laden with eye-popping special effects, Cox's follow-up to his 2004 debut (Rift) turns on speculative high-energy physics and the Higgs bosun. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshingly different view of manufacturing that clearly identifies what is necessary to compete globally."
With the assistance of Cox (Lincoln and the Sioux Uprising of 1862, 2005, etc.), automotive industry veteran Dauch (Passion for Manufacturing, 1993) provides a unique view of manufacturing and its role in the future of the United States. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A brief but edifying remembrance that's filled with poignant personal reflection, as well as moments of international adventure."
A personal memoir about a man's difficult relationship with his father, his search for enlightenment, and his obsession with tennis. Read full book review >

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THE WAGES OF SIN by Sarah Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Cox lavishes attention on the murders' visceral details at the expense of the investigation's deductive details."
DS Matt Arnold (Blood Is Thicker, 2008) faces the effects of his son's injury while grappling with a serial killer whose signature defies belief.Home in London is no haven for DS Arnold, whose wife Jo barely speaks to him. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH by Allan Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Creative inspiration for poetry novices, small groups and those who are burned out by the business world."
In this spare volume of poetry and reflection, Cox ("Whoa! Are They Glad You're in Their Lives?" 2013, etc.) encourages creativity in the corporate world and beyond. Read full book review >

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NIGHT TALK by Elizabeth Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An affecting celebration of the resilience of friendship, but undercut by its stock characters, who, despite nods to Faulkner and other southern greats, remain flat and unsurprising."
Friendship across the great racial divide of the South is sensitively addressed in a novel that tries too hard to make a moving tale profound. Read full book review >