Search Results: "Richard Yancey"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 4, 2004

"Histrionic text with an IRS setting that's less about what the Service can do to TPs and more about what it does to ROs."
After a dozen years as an enforcer for the IRS, our fervent author reveals how he practiced his despised profession and struck fear in the hearts of the non-taxpaying citizenry. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE CROSSES THE LINE by Richard Yancey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Teddy continues to grow and deepen as he charts a developmental path like no other in the genre."
Teddy Ruzak (The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool, 2010, etc.), whose most notable quality in his first three adventures was a winsome cluelessness, gets into a seriously disturbing case. Read full book review >

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A BURNING IN HOMELAND by Richard Yancey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"With shades of Monte-Cristo and Wuthering Heights: a beguiling, old-fashioned tale of desperate love and cruelty."
First-timer Yancey's southern gothic, rich with murder, lust, tragic woman, and violent summer storms, strikes all the right chords. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE PLAYS THE FOOL by Richard Yancey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2010

"Teddy, whose relentlessly logical patter utterly fulfills his observation that 'I lack the internal editing function most people take for granted,' is the anti-Spenser—unmasculine, weak, klutzy and hilariously garrulous."
Teddy Ruzak, who's changed the name of his agency from the Highly Effective Detection & Investigation Company to Research & Analysis Group, LLC, to avoid legal trouble, finds himself awash in it anyway. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE by Richard Yancey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2006

"An adorably quixotic adventure from mystery first-timer Yancey (Confessions of a Tax Collector, 2004)."
Move over, Sam Spade. A priceless nebbish has joined the private-eye ranks. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE GOES TO THE DOGS by Richard Yancey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"Warning: The detection is ramshackle and the solution almost an afterthought to the funny, sad adventures of a hero who's less private eye than holy fool."
The Highly Effective Detective solves the murder of one of the few residents of Knoxville more marginal than he is. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE WENDIGO by Rick Yancey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"The narrative, flecked with the same surgical illustrations as the first installment, flows evenly through 19th-century turns of phrases and events, resulting in a page-turner of an historical horror that will simultaneously thrill readers and make them sick to their stomachs. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Book two of Yancey's excitingly complex Monstrumologist series follows the inquisitively uncertain 12-year-old hero Will Henry and his Monstrumologist caregiver as they pursue the Wendigo, an elusive, yellow-eyed monster that slices and eats the skin of its human prey before violently devouring the internal organs. Read full book review >

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THE INFINITE SEA by Rick Yancey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A roller-coaster ride of a sequel. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
When aliens attack: the end of the world as we know it. Read full book review >

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ALFRED KROPP by Rick Yancey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fans of the first episode, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (2005), will not be disappointed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Modern technology meets ancient legend as readers climb aboard Alfred Kropp's thrill ride to save the world. Read full book review >

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THE ISLE OF BLOOD by Rick Yancey
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"He deftly blurs lines between science and the supernatural, and what results is a long, dark-night-of-the-soul journey for both Will Henry and Pellinore that is certain to turn the hearts and the stomachs of every reader who dares open its pages. (Horror. 14 & up)
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When an obscure, slimy, flesh-colored pouch is delivered to Pellinore Warthrop's door and renders the deliverer into a bloody, pulpy zombie-like mess, the Monstrumologist has but one course of action open to him. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"This action novel delivers its advertised thrills, but familiarity with prior titles in the series is helpful. (Fiction. YA)"
Alfred Kropp, the intrepid descendent of Lancelot, is caught up in his third mission to save the world. Read full book review >

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THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Nothing short of amazing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The challenge? Surviving the genocide of the human race when aliens attack Earth in the not-too-distant future. Read full book review >