Search Results: "Richard Helms"


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OLDER THAN GOODBYE by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Helms' third Judd Wheeler procedural (Thunder Moon, 2011, etc.) has an appealing transparency and an easy rhythm, turning the reader into a sidekick in Judd's methodical probe."
In his first official assignment as a detective, a small-town lawman is jolted way out of his comfort zone with a complex case that stretches halfway across the world. Read full book review >

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THE MOJITO COAST by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2013

"Helms' thriller (The Unresolved Seventh, 2012, etc.) is amiable and stylish but also a bit aimless."
Searching for a precocious teenager in revolution-rocked Cuba is like looking for a needle in a war zone. Read full book review >

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THE UNRESOLVED SEVENTH by Richard Helms
Released: April 20, 2012

"Helms (Thunder Moon, 2011, etc.), himself a retired forensic psychologist, delivers authenticity, a refreshingly offbeat protagonist, a neatly crafted puzzle and even a quirky little love story: a lot to like."
A forensic psychologist must decide if a confessed murderer can be brought to trial. Read full book review >

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SIX MILE CREEK by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2010

"Tightly plotted and refreshingly fast-paced. Veteran Helms (Cordite Wine, 2005, etc.) introduces a likable protagonist in a promising new series."
An ex-Atlanta cop comes home to a small North Carolina town looking for peace and quiet. Ha! Read full book review >

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THUNDER MOON by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"A highly satisfying addition to the list of small-town procedurals."
Police Chief Judd Wheeler (Six Mile Creek, 2010, etc.) finds more big trouble in little Prosperity, N.C. Read full book review >

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POLYGONSTERS by Cindy Helms
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A kids' tale with enjoyably eccentric visuals and a message of civility and forgiveness."
Bullies meet their very polite match in this quirky new picture book for young readers. Read full book review >

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HONK WHOOP by Cindy Helms
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Another captivating mix of eccentric visuals and gentle messages of unity by an author/illustrator who dances to her own quirky tune."
Music of an unexpected kind becomes the bridge to a new friendship in this picture book. Read full book review >

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Outside, Inside by Cindy Helms
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"Helms does an excellent job combining strange and colorful art, the concepts of opposites, and a tale of a friendship surprise."
Outside, Inside by Cindy Helms Seussian shapes and creatures dominate this clever concept book about opposites—and friendship—by debut author/illustrator Helms. Read full book review >

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DERVISHES by Beth Helms
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"The book contains vivid local color and dark insights into the punishment closed communities inflict on those who can't learn the unspoken rules, but it doesn't add up to much."
From short-story writer Helms (American Wives, 2003), an awkward debut novel about a mother and daughter getting into trouble in Ankara's diplomatic enclave between June 1975 and February 1976. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"An unusually vivid and sensitive account of the indigestion that follows breakfast at Tiffany's."
A fascinating memoir whose subtitle doesn't convey the extremes of trauma and glamour in Helms's life as abused child, globe-trotter, neurotic, and professional beauty. Read full book review >

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PROMPOSAL by Rhonda Helms
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Chick lit to the max. (Fiction. 12-18)"
High schoolers try to outdo one another in elaborate, romantic ways to pitch invitations to the prom. Read full book review >