Search Results: "Richard Hawke"


BOOK REVIEW

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Richard Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Like most of the noir persuasion, Fritz is a confirmed ironist, but his is somehow a kinder, gentler mode."
The welcome latest addition to the peeper community is a semi-tough, semi-slick, semi-noir son of a former NYPD commissioner. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SECRETS by Richard Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Strong characters and the usual clean-cut prose make this latest from Hawke (Cold Day in Hell, 2007, etc.) highly readable. With a less cumbersome ending, it would have been brilliant."
When practicing to deceive, a U.S. senator weaves a tangled web of murder and blackmail. Read full book review >

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COLD DAY IN HELL by Richard Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2007

"A little too talky for optimal pacing, but still a strong sequel to Fritz's impressive debut, Speak of the Devil (2006)."
The trail of three murdered beauties leads the authorities to a late-night comedian. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT OF A MOUNTAIN WOLF by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This riveting story depicts the heartbreaking lives of children caught in a harsh world of trafficking and prostitution. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a devastating earthquake, a Pakistani mountain boy is inadvertently sold into slavery. Read full book review >

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SHAHANA by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2016

"An informative and effective work of contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A girl lives in Azad Kashmir with her younger brother following the deaths of the rest of her family due to border violence in this novel, part of the UNICEF-produced Through My Eyes series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Whether you decide to tote along the handbook on your next intercontinental flight or save it for that long-awaited summer cookout, a priceless resource that'll pay off even if the cataclysm never hits."
Just surfaced in angry seas clinging to the hull of your capsized boat, or crawled from the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake? U.S. Army vet and TV survival guru Hawke's expert know-how may be your best chance to make it home alive. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER by Simon Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"An amiable glimpse of Elizabethan skullduggery, if not quite as breezy as its predecessors (The Slaying of the Shrew, 2001, etc.)."
With the plague shutting down all the theaters in London, stage manager and would-be playwright Will Shakespeare and his pal Tuck Smythe, the worst actor but the best stagehand in the Queen's Men, must scrounge for other income. Read full book review >

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A MYSTERY OF ERRORS by Simon Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Warring theater companies, familial chicanery, villains by the yard, and Will and Tuck as bumbling heroes—it all provides a good-natured romp for audiences who wish they'd made a sequel to Shakespeare in Love."
What if, during the mysterious "Lost Years" of Shakespeare (1586-1592), Will met up with one Symington "Tuck" Smythe, also on the road to London to make his fortune, and the two, between draughts, were set upon by Black Billy the Highwayman? Read full book review >

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THE HOTTEST STATE by Ethan Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Skip the movie, if there is one. (Author tour)"
A first novel by the young actor featured in the Dead Poet's Society has a lot in common with the world of his film Reality Bites: It's a young man's idea of hip romance, with plenty of gestures to satisfy teeny-bopper fans. Read full book review >

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RULES FOR A KNIGHT by Ethan Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Just the thing for those who want their New Age nostrums wrapped in medieval kit."
If you don't have a woeful countenance already, this knight's tale will slap one on you right quick. Read full book review >

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ASH WEDNESDAY by Ethan Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2002

"Gritty, funny in spots, and largely credible."
Actor-director Hawke abandons the New York hipsters of his debut (The Hottest State, 1996) for a misfit and his girlfriend who try hard to get a grip on adulthood. Read full book review >